Eat     and Shop

The Orangery at
Delapré Abbey

Fancy something to eat or drink? Then visit our Orangery café which is open daily from 9:30am*. The Orangery offers a warm welcome to all – whether you want a barista coffee or a delicious hot meal prepared from the finest local ingredients.

Book here for Afternoon Tea, Bottomless Brunch, and Sunday roasts. Otherwise, just drop-in and enjoy our delicious menu. You don’t need a ticket for the Abbey to use the café.

For opening times click here. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sunday Lunch Roast at Delapré Abbey

Our Menu

Offering a range of locally roasted coffees from Yellow Bourbon Coffee and varied tea options provided by Northamptonshire’s Tea Lab, freshly made snacks and sandwiches using homemade bread, homemade cakes, and hot food dishes, The Orangery at Delapré Abbey’s menu caters to all tastes and appetites.

Our Menu
Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Delapré Abbey

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

Henry James
Portrait of a Lady

Afternoon Tea

Seasonal and Local

We only use local suppliers for everything – from carpenters to builders to beers, wines and spirits. Everything is fresh and produced to the highest standard.

Seasonal & Local
  • Shop

    Our lively shop has been inspired by Delapré Abbey and the vivid history it shares.

    You’ll find particularly enjoyable mementos influenced by the beautiful Abbey buildings, our gardens, grand parkland and of course our storytelling themes from medieval daily life to formal Victorian lords and ladies.

    We are always looking to stock further gifts and mementos to help you capture your experience here at the Abbey, as well as showcasing the works of local artists and craftspeople – many of whom are preserving local or national arts and crafts almost as old as the Abbey itself.

  • Our stock includes:

    • Books and cards
    • Gifts and seasonal offers
    • Homewares
    • Souvenirs for children
    • Arts and crafts
    • Plants
    • Garden and outdoor accessories

    Above all, please remember that this is no ordinary “tourist shop.” With every purchase made, the profit goes to maintain Delapré Abbey and preserve its heritage for generations to come. Thank you for supporting us.

    Beer Bottles in the shop at Delapré Abbey
  • Join Us at the Ultimate Christmas Fair 2024!

    We’re thrilled to invite you to showcase your unique creations and delicious treats at our Christmas Fair 2024!

    Get into the holiday spirit with us as we transform this historic gem into a festive fair on November 23rd and 24th, from 10am to 4pm.

    Why Join Us?

    • Reach Thousands of Holiday Shoppers: Our fair attracts a diverse crowd of enthusiastic shoppers eager to discover one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies.
    • Festive Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of the season as we deck the halls and fill the air with Christmas cheer.
    • Prime Location: Located in the heart of Northamptonshire our venue offers convenient access for visitors.

    Why Choose Delapré Abbey?

    • Historic Charm: Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Delapré Abbey, where centuries of history meet the magic of Christmas.
    • Unique Setting: Set amidst stunning architecture and picturesque grounds, your stall will stand out in this truly remarkable venue.
    • Captive Audience: Draw visitors from far and wide as they flock to explore the Abbey and discover the treasures of our Christmas Fair.

    Reserve Your Spot!

    Stall holder spaces are in high demand, so secure your place early to be part of this cherished tradition!

    6ft pitch is £160 for the 2 days
    Double (12ft) is £220 for the 2 days

    Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to showcase your products in a setting that’s as timeless as the holiday season itself.

    Contact Us Today!

    Ready to jingle all the way? Reserve your spot at the Christmas Fair 2024 by contacting Sam at

    For any enquiries about entertaining, please contact

    Let’s make this holiday season merry and bright together!

Plan your day

Delapré Abbey can be explored by timed tickets. Learn about the lives of the nuns, navigate the labyrinthine that is the Nine Rooms and be wowed by the spectacular Bouverie Rooms. Please arrive at the start of your time slot.

The shop is stocked with wonderful gifts, crafts and produce from local suppliers. Pocket money gifts, souvenirs and stunning artwork can all be purchased to suit every taste and budget. Our café also provides an excellent excuse for an indulgent treat! Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch, you’re sure to find something to get the taste buds tingling.

Delapré Abbey Park

How to get here

Delapré Abbey is ideally situated to visit from all parts of the country. Easily accessible by car from the A45 or M1, the Abbey feels like a breath of fresh air in the heart of Northampton. We also have easy links by bus and rail. Car parking is free.

Children Playing at Delapré Abbey


Tickets are available for purchase here.

Furthermore, we have now launched our Annual Pass. For more information on this click here.

Look around the rooms

Whilst wandering the corridors and rooms, you will experience the atmospheres of history for yourself. In our main Victorian Suite, you can make like the lady of the house by reading a book in the Library, watching the Victorian puppet show in the Dining Room and admiring the spectacular ceiling in the Drawing Room. Discover items which represent a key part of the history in the Nine Rooms and experience the rustic charm of the Medieval Zone. You might even spy a wandering nun…