25th September, 2018

British Food Fortnight

Set up in 2002 to promote British Food in the wake of foot and mouth disease, Love British Food is all about promoting food and drink grown and produced within the UK! 

As a food and drink producer we're delighted to take part in #BritishFoodFortnight by sharing information about our own produce, our exciting collaborations with local producers and how we integrate a love of British food into the everyday menu for our college students and staff.  

Our Ampleforth Abbey Cider is produced on site, from picking Apples to pressing for juice, and fermenting into our award winning cider. Our Orchard is also home to bee hives, from which honey is processed by a local supplier and sold in the Ampleforth Abbey Shop. 

Ampleforth Abbey Orchard Products

Our Ampleforth Abbey Beer is brewed locally by Little Valley Brewery based in Hebden Bridge. The recipe used for this product pre-dates the French Revolution in 1789 when the Monks escaped France and bought the recipe to England - more specifically, to Ampleforth when the monks settled here in 1802. To find out more about this recipe and its history, please click here

We are delighted to be collaborating with Rosebud Preserves based in Masham, who use our Beer to create their delicious Ampleforth Abbey Beer Fruit Chutney! 

The Ampleforth Abbey Tea Room is also proud of the local provenance of its ingredients. All of our soups are homemade using fresh ingredients from a Skipton based supplier and we source our meat from the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company. Where possible we also use products made from ingredients grown in the very grounds of Ampleforth Abbey! Our Ampleforth Abbey Apple juice is hugely popular in our Tea Room and The Abbey Shop where it can be bought by the bottle. We also sell Ampleforth Beer Chutney in the shop which is used in many of our Tea Room dishes. 

Ampleforth Pork and Apple Burger

To view our full Tea Room menu please click here.

Our pride in British food is not limited to our visitor experience. The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, Local coastal fishmongers and other local suppliers also supply our School and Monastery kitchens; feeding our staff and students local produce, freshly cooked on site. 

Have a peruse of our this website to see the importance of great local food to the Ampleforth experience, and please do visit us to try some for yourself!