Delapré Abbey Orangery Café
Set in beautiful parkland, it’s hard to believe this gem is only a mile from Northampton city centre. Delapré Abbey opened its doors to the public for the first time in more than 900 years in 2017.
Situated in the South Range of the Abbey, the refurbishment has given the café a clean, modern finish, which manages to blend in beautifully with the ancient history of Delapré.
The seasonal changing menu includes homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches and soups. Next to the main café is the restored Billiards Room. Elegant and beautiful, it is the perfect place for Afternoon Tea. Tables in the Billiards Room need to be booked and are available on afternoons only.
At the time of writing, the café is open seven days a week but times may change, so it’s best to check the website before venturing out.
By Lisa Hayter, south Northants editor