abbey mill

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



Opening times


Monday   Closed

Tuesday   Closed

Wednesday   10.30am–4.30pm

Thursday   10.30am–4.30pm

Friday   10.30am–4.30pm

Saturday   10.30am–5pm

Sunday   10.30am–5pm



All about 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!


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 Spring 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 on-line shop brochure 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.

folk on the lawn Folk 15 - 17 July

1 babes-and-strings
2 small-tents
3 bunting-and-barrel
4 marquee-and-bunting
5 folk-on-the-lawn
6 twilight-audience
7 beer-drinking
8 night-view
9 purple-singer

We're delighted to welcome Folk on the Lawn back to Abbey Mill! The festival runs Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July and entry is free. Come and enjoy amazing music by local bands and artists with food stalls, family entertainment and our mini beer and cider fest to keep you chilled! If you're new to FotL and wondering what to expect, here are some pics from 2021. For more info see Folk on the Lawn Facebook or phone us at Abbey Mill on 01291 689 228. See you there!



Our 2 exiting new ranges, PENNY PLAIN and VIZ•A•VIZ, have just arrived in our Abbey Mill Shop. Come and see our large new selection of Summer dresses, skirts, tops, crops, jean's and cardigans and lots more ... we think you'll love them!



All set up for the Happy Couple! We wish you so much happiness and a wonderful wedding day, from all the our team.



Take the stress out of organising a party. We can cater wherever you want. We can drop off, set up and leave you to enjoy, then come and  collect when convenient. Or we can stay and serve your guests to make you day more enjoyable. Call us on 01291 689 228, or email us on the form below to find out more about our Finger buffet, Hot food buffet, Hog roast and 3 course meal choices. Here are some pics from todays drop off!


rustic treasures reimagined


Absolutely gorgeous, one-off, individually crafted pieces, custom made for Abbey Mill with our guarantee for quality and value. Come and see for yourself or call us on 01291 689 228 for more details:

  • Bespoke leather iron chairs RRP £299.99 each, our price £265 each.
  • 'Old shoe casts' coat hanger £49.99.
  • Milk churn stool £165.
  • Ostrich leg magnifying glass £22.99.
  • Vintage wood 'brick mould' shelf £65.
  • Old 'Country Dairies' milk churn £75.

Abbey Mill's own label products

Exciting news ! We now have our own label produce. Lots of jams, preserves, pickles, cakes, snacks and sweets from Abbey Mill Tintern. You can also buy locally made unprocessed honey and mead from our neighbourly bees at the Wye Valley Meadery.


well done polly

Polly found 5 ducklings stuck in a drain. She  wouldn't move from the spot and kept calling us for help. All the ducklings are now out and safe with Polly looking after them. Since a puppy Polly has loved ducks and would always sit watching and protecting.

Throw back Thursday

9 years ago in 2013, Polly's best friend was Donald the duck. Donald was an abandoned egg which we found out on our lawn. We put it in to our incubator and when he hatched the first thing he saw was Polly. And the friendship grew. Donald would follow Polly everywhere, sleep on her mat, watch as she had dinner and even play ball with her. Please visit our FB page to view this happy video memory and many thanks to Chris Burnell.  

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