Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery at Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. Dedicated to Saint Mary, it was founded in 1018 and run by the Cistercian order from 1147 until it was destroyed under the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1882 monks began living there again, and today it is a Benedictine foundation.
The Field Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant, where you enjoy freshly-picked organic produce. To complete the connection between the field and the plate, you can have a guided farm tour, giving a chance to see how and where the vegetables grow. They also offer a self-guided walk so you can wander around at your own pace.
A strong tonic wine which the monks began making (to a French recipe) in the 1890s. Made by the monks of Buckfast Abbey
Riverside inn with 9 rooms. Canoeing and fishing offered as activities. Free wifi.
7 double and 3 twin rooms in a characterful Devonshire inn. Dogs welcome.
16th century former corn mill, now a 14-bedroom 3-star hotel