Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey Inn

Steeped in history and fully refurbished, Byland Abbey Inn is the perfect place for a relaxing and memorable break away.

Discover this hidden gem surrounded by beautiful open countryside on the edge of the North York Moors, and enjoy some of Yorkshire's finest offerings in the tearoom.

The inn with Byland Abbey in the background

The Abbey Inn is steeped in history - from evidence of a medieval hostelry beneath its foundations to the current building made from 'borrowed' stones from the ruins of Byland Abbey. Now imaginatively restored from its origins as an 19th century farmhouse, the Inn has been fully refurbished and furnished to create a wonderfully eclectic mix of old style architecture with modern amenities and facilities.

We offer our guests a choice of three individually designed bedrooms - the Byland Suite, the Mouseman bedroom and the Kilburn bedroom. All with spacious en-suite bathrooms and lovely views.

Our award-winning* tearoom is dedicated to providing high quality food using fresh local ingredients. Yorkshire produces some of the finest food and drink in the country and we aim to offer you some of the best.

Abbey Inn is nestled quietly at the foot of the Hambleton Hills, surrounded by the ruins of Byland Abbey and beautiful open countryside.

*Winner of Attraction Caterer of the Year 2015, Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.


The Abbey Inn Tearoom is open the following dates:

  • 1 Mar - 31 Mar: Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm
  • 1 Apr - 30 Jun: Wed-Sun & Bank Hols, 10am-5pm
  • 1 Jul - 31 Aug: Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1 Sep - 30 Sep: Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm
  • 1 Oct- 31 Oct: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
  • 1 Nov - 29 Mar: Sat-Sun, 11am-3.00pm (closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan)

We serve light lunches, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks.

Please note, due to weddings taking place on 21st and 28th September, Byland Abbey Inn will have reduced availability on these dates.

Bed and breakfast is available 365 days a year

For bookings and enquiries please email us at: or call 01347 868204

Visitors in the Tearoom


The Abbey Inn offers a choice of three elegantly designed bedrooms, with all the facilities you would expect from an exclusive hotel, with the added personal touches of an intimate country retreat.

Enjoy homemade biscuits, local chocolate and complimentary toiletries in the spacious bathrooms each with full bathtub and shower. Plus free entry to Byland Abbey.

  • Byland Suite £175.00 per night
  • Mouseman Bedroom £140.00 per night
  • Kilburn Bedroom is £110.00 per night

TWO NIGHT STAY OFFER - Book to stay for two nights between Monday and Thursday* and take advantage of our 2 night deal

  • Byland Suite £286.00 for two nights
  • Mouseman Bedroom £230.00 for two nights
  • Kilburn Bedroom is £180.00 for two nights

*Excludes July and August and bank holidays.


A fabulous retreat for your special occasion or just for a treat. The room boasts a double window view of the magnificent Abbey ruins, beautifully bathed in floodlight in the evenings. A luxurious bathroom with roll-top bath completes the setting. A perfect hideaway...


The beautiful Mouseman Bedroom has been furnished with exquisite hand carved oak furniture from the workshops of Robert 'Mousey' Thompson. If you look carefully you will find a hand carved mouse on each item of furniture.


The Kilburn Room is to the rear of Byland Abbey Inn, over the kitchen, with beautiful views out over the gardens towards the wooded hillside of Wass Bank, and from the bathroom you can see the Abbey's original entrance. The large bathroom is stocked with fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries from Arran Aromatics.


Whether you plan to visit nearby Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle, or go for a walk in the spectacular North York Moors, there is no better way to start your day than with a hearty and delicious Yorkshire Breakfast using the finest ingredients, all sourced locally.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Abbey Inn offers a classic, romantic setting for your wedding reception with a choice of informal elegance in our dining rooms, or a stunning marquee in the grounds.

Our Wedding Planner Jane Nordli offers advice and inspiration throughout your planning and will take care of you and your guests with her friendly and professional service.

For wedding enquiries please phone Jane Nordli on 07971 094338.

A bride and groom at Byland Abbey
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