Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Tearoom – Ripon



The visitors centre tearoom at Fountains Abbey has an extensive menu of hot and cold food from a wealth of local suppliers, produce markets and farmers. Whether you are looking for a breakfast sarnie, a light snack or a full hot lunch, this place has it all.

Situated just in the grounds of the very popular tourist attraction Fountains Abbey, the tearoom building is huge, with more than enough space for a decent sized group to sit inside and out front there is a terrace in the sun with plenty of room for a dozen bikes.

We particularly like to visit this cafe in the winter when the venue is a little quieter and you can rely on seating (and warmth!) for a big group, but don’t let this stop you going in the summer as the venue is often a hive of activity.

All profits from the tearoom go back to looking after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, so while you are tucking in to your pie or sausage roll you will know you are also giving a little back!


Opening Hours

Mon: 9:30am-5pm

Tue: 9:30am-5pm

Wed: 9:30am-5pm

Thu: 9:30am-5pm

Fri: 9:30am-5pm

Sat: 9:30am-5pm

Sun: 9:30am-5pm



Large Cappuccino: £2.75

Yorkshire Parkin: £1.75


We Recommend

At £2.40 they aren’t the cheapest, but the home made pork pie is an absolute winner!


Local Climb / Segment 

This climb from the River Skell through Risplith starts with a leg stinging 14% section, although it does let up from the halfway mark, giving an overall 5% average over the 1.3 miles:


Twinned Rider

Magnus Bäckstedt – Loves a historical monument

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    Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
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