Invitation

To discuss holding your wedding or any event at The Monastery, contact Nancy Bennett to arrange a personal welcome tour.

Call 0161 223 3211 or email Nancy now.

We would love you to visit us at The Monastery! You’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and we know you’ll enjoy the time you spend with us.

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Keep up to date with the amazing array of events we hold all year around.

Join us in our new Cafe in the Welcome Wing (Sunday-Friday, 10am-4pm)

Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday), offering the perfect place for a morning coffee, a light lunch, afternoon tea or for a meeting. Enjoy a wide selection of homemade food in a delightful setting and take advantage of our free WIFI.


Please note, The Monastery and the Welcome Wing Café will be closed on Friday 20th September due to a private event.

Experience the elegance of a traditional afternoon tea and enjoy a quintessentially British experience.

Enjoy a lovingly created afternoon tea at The Monastery, including a selection of freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes and your choice of tea or coffee or a soft drink. Usually available Sunday-Friday, from £15.95pp. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.


You can choose to have your Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Pantry, in our Welcome Wing Cafe or even in the garden subject to weather. Please call (0161) 223 3211 to enquire or book.

Learn about the history of the building and try a Taste of the Monastery

Join a short walking tour and enjoy a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. Available on the 4th Sunday of the month, and on Monday and Tuesdays at 12 noon. Subject to Nave availability - please call 0161 223 3211 for details.

For only £9.50 per person, the Taste of the Monastery includes a walking tour and homemade lunch. No minimum numbers but please pre-book for groups of 6 or more.

Enjoy our Victorian Gift Shop, stocked with tasty treats and traditional preserves

You will not be disappointed by the array of traditional and affordable items available in our Gift Shop. Find a unique selection of traditional preserves and sweet treats, souvenirs, old-fashioned children's toys, hand-made jewellery and homeware.

Take a memento of your Monastery experience home with you or find a gift for friends and family, whilst also supporting the preservation of this Victorian building.

Afternoon Tea at the Monastery

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in our Victorian Pantry from only £15.95 per person, or for £19.95 per person to include a glass of fizz each. You can choose to have your Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Pantry, in our Welcome Wing Cafe or even in the garden subject to weather. Usually available Sunday-Friday. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Please book in advance and make a reservation by calling (0161) 223 3211. Please advise on any dietary requirements when making a booking.

Please don't hesistate to contact us if you are interested in organising a private event at the Monastery.

Send us your contact details and we’ll be in touch immediately to arrange for you to have a personal tour of The Monastery, so we can discuss your needs. You'll be able to see for yourself how the spectacular Nave, the fabulous cloisters and the delightful garden combine to offer a unique space for the classiest of events.

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