abbey mill

Award-winning riverside shopping and dining in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty



Opening times

autumn 2021
Sunday  10:30am–5pm
Monday  Closed
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday  10:30am–5pm
Thursday  10:30am–5pm
Friday  10:30am–5pm
Saturday  10:30am–5pm

welcome back to abbey mill

Abbey Mill is an award winning family business that has been trading in Tintern village since 1936. Our well-established and independent craft and shopping complex is currently run by the 3rd and 4th generations of the Rastall family. The Mill is set amidst breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley on the banks of the River Wye and offers a relaxed setting for your enjoyment. Include Abbey Mill in your Tour of Wales itinerary, along with its historic buildings and recently renovated turning Old Water Wheel. The site includes many of the original mill buildings of Tintern Abbey, which was founded in 1131. Also see the waterfall and the remains of the Tudor dockyard, which is now filled with trout and watched over by our own dragon!

Lots to see and lots to do!

Come and shop and browse through the 5 distinctively different shops housed in the 'Old Mill Buildings'. Admire the skill and patience of members of the Wye Valley Craft Association demonstrating their individual crafts for you. Then take a rest from it all in our friendly Coffee Shop and Restaurant, which is renowned in the area for both quality and value. If you're looking for an unusual gift or locally made treat, come and see our Summer range at The Mill and Cider Press Shops or pop in and see what's new at the Boat House and The Spirit of the Green Man. You can also browse our new on-line shop at home, with deliveries to your doorstep. If you are planning a wedding or party, take a look at our catering service ideas - everything you love with none of the hassle! Abbey Mill is open from February to December, Wednesday till Sunday, 10.30 am to 5pm. Evening opening for groups are also very welcome by prior arrangement.

Autumn flavours for coffee lovers


After a crisp Autumn walk through the glorious woodlands why not treat yourself to a Deluxe DIY Hot Chocolate with hot frothy milk and Belgium white/or milk chocolate chips, and marshmallows, cream and Cadbury flake. Or try our Flavours of Autumn Hot Chocolates in Orange, Mint and Turkish Delight! We’re also serving Luscious Lattes in Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread and Baileys Coffee. Our stunning Layered Lattes come in Vanilla, Caramel, Salted Caramel, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Biscotti, Amaretto, Ginger Bread or Pumpkin Spice - which flavour will you be!


vote for abbey mill!

This month Monmouthshire Life magazine is asking the big question, 'where is your favourite place to get a coffee/ tea in Monmouthshire?' If you could spare the time, it would mean so much to us if our wonderful, local customers would vote for us at this link or on the red box or at Facebook! Thank you for your amazing support and look forward to see you again soon.

St Mary's Church Tintern this Autumn

Local site ‘Visit Monmouthshire’  posted a beautiful pic of  St. Mary's church, Tintern. The church is just a 15 minute walk away from Abbey Mill and looks stunning in it’s Autumn regalia! A Mill FB friend shared that he’s ‘lived in the area since 1992 and didn’t know the church existed’, it’s so tucked away. St.Mary's is now a ruin, following a fire in the 70’s, and so is great for seasonal outdoor photo opportunities. You can find out more about the church on our Tintern Village site and see reviews on Trip advisor. Why not take a stroll past after a hearty Mill lunch or one of our Autumn flavoured Luscious Lattes! 


Christmas at Abbey Mill

Look out for our Christmas Specials Voucher in The Local Answer magazine for Gloucester and Cheltenham or present this on your phone, to book our Festive Afternoon Tea offers at £15 per person or 2 for £25. You can even enjoy some Prosecco sparkle at £5.50 (20cl) or £15.95 (75cl)! (Offer available until 23 December 2021, please book at least 2 days in advance). For family, friends and colleagues we are offering 2 course + Festive Lunches, complete with coffee and mince pie for £19.95, or you can book a table for 4 for only £60! Don’t forget our ‘Tour & Explore’ buffet lunches with discount shopping, for visitor groups across the year. Our 2022 Group Packages brochure is available now.  Call us on 01291 689228, email us at or please fill out our contact form. We really look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends, and making Christmas 2021 an extra special celebration, Shelley & The Team!


Our first wedding Blessing

We did our first Blessing at a wedding in September. It was magical. Our friends on Facebook kindly said ‘gorgeous venue to celebrate a wedding, fabulous food, & staff’ and ‘I hope they love their day with you as much as we loved ours’. We really enjoyed hosting the day and felt very privileged. You can see more pics on Facebook and find out about weddings at Abbey Mill at Functions. 


Ride out to help out

Thank you for nominating us a great biker-friendly location. Our sticker's up and we're proud. Thanks for Riding Out to Help Out local businesses and communities across Covid - you have kept our motor running and we're really grateful for your support. Ride Out To Help Out is a campaign to help find the cafes and small businesses that really need your help after months of closure and uncertainty. We hope we can encourage more bikers from further afield to visit these hidden gems to help them back on their feet. It’s time to grab your helmet and show our support and ride out to cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlours, fish & chip shops, museums and stately homes, so they are here to enjoy for years to come!


be a friend!

We'd like to say THANK YOU to all our friends, visitors and loyal customers with our Friends Specials Scheme. Email us at the link or form below to receive our new, free  quarterly News and e-Catalogue and enjoy our Special Offers for Friends. We are a third generation family business and never share your personal details and you can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for your much valued friendship and support, Shelley, Chris and The Team!

Awesome little place

A little wonder. Awesome little place, dog friendly, great service. Popped in here as we were driving past and stopped at the little craft shops and then popped in here for some food. Wasn’t expecting much but was super surprised. Dog friendly and a great menu and lots of customers. Had the pie (was huge) as wife had the chowder that was filled with fish. Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor, 5 October 2020

lots to see and do at abbey mill

A great day out for all interests and ages


Regular live music from local bands, see Skylark on our News page


See our working water wheel and follow our signed history trail

Everyone's welcome at Abbey Mill

We love dogs and great value local produce! Easy access for all, parking and muddy boot friendly!

walkers welcome

dog friendly

great value

locally sourced

accessible to all