abbey mill

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



Opening times

winter 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!


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.


Christmas at Abbey Mill

Click on the voucher above or here to download our printable Festive Afternoon Tea discount voucher -  £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! Click here to download your printable menu and booking form or see our seasonal menus page. 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!



20% off Christmas shopping + free mulled wine & minced pies

Get away from the hustle and bustle of city shopping and come to Abbey Mill, Tintern, the jewel in the Wye Valley, for your Christmas Shopping. Wander around Abbey Mill’s 5 unique shops for Christmas gift inspiration from local artesian crafts to arts and crafts from Britain and around the world, along with beautiful woollens & clothing, handbags & accessories & stunning silver jewellery for the one you love. Enjoy 20% discount in our main Mill Shop and Cider Press Emporium and then afterwards enjoy complimentary mulled wine and mince pies too.

Make it a day, have a delicious lunch in our renowned Woodsaw & Wheel Country Kitchen Eatery and then enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Wye Valley, an area of AONB, perhaps with a stroll along Tintern’s many walks and come back refreshed and enjoy the warmth of our Deluxe hot chocolate to name just one of our many treats waiting for you. 

Please ‘click’ here to print off your 20% Discount voucher and complimentary mulled wine voucher.


please vote for abbey mill as best cafe!

We have been entered into the BEST OF WELSH BUSINESS AWARDS again. It would mean the world to us if you could please vote for us as your best cafe at this link Best of Welsh!

2021 Tintern Abbey carols by torchlight

Come and welcome in the Christmas season on Saturday 4 December from 5.45pm, at Tintern Abbey’s annual Carol Service by Torchlight. This year our own Wyedean School will be singing all the traditional carols and old favourites. Please come and support them and join in the spectacular torchlit procession into the Abbey at 6pm. Flaming torches for adults and glowing light sticks for children will be available, and entrance is by programme at £5 for adults. The event is arranged by Chepstow and District Rotary Club, with all profits going to local charities. Please see the Rotary Club site for more details, and where to buy programmes near you, or on the door. The torchlit procession through our ancient Abbey is a really magical occasion for all families and visitors, and a wonderful way to bring in the festive season. We look forward to seeing you there!


new products for autumn

Autumn's arrived and Christmas is coming at Abbey Mill ! Click on the images above to find out more about our latest delivery of - Christmas cards, stocking fillings, log baskets, companion sets, fire guards, kindling, ash buckets, toasting forks, sheepskin slippers, mitts and hats, cashmere jerseys, butterfly tops ,Powell craft nightdresses, pyjamas, night coats, sheepskins, goatskins, reindeer skins, cow hide stools, Silver Circle Gin, Wye Valley Mead, pewter ware and  even humour dog and cat t-towels ! Or type Autumn in the product search box below and visit our online shop. Enjoy!

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!


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