Beauvale Priory is situated in the grounds of Beauvale Abbey Farm, and the entrance is on New Road, Moorgreen, Nottingham NG16 2AA. (Scroll down for a location map.)
The area is set in rich countryside approximately 20 minutes drive from Nottingham and five miles south of J27 of the M1.
The Gatehouse Tea Rooms are open every Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Bank Holidays). We serve a wide selection of teas, coffees, home-made cakes, home-made soups and light lunches. We also cater for small groups and walking parties etc. Why not book a guided tour of the Priory ruins, followed by lunch? Access to the Priory ruins is by permission when the Gatehouse tearooms are open. Please ring 01773 710682 or 07973 837403 for more information or to arrange a visit.
Please go here for photos of The Gatehouse Tea Rooms, and for an example of our menu.
Dogs are very welcome but must be kept on a lead and any mess picked up. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Current Restoration Plans
In association with English Heritage and Nottinghamshire County Council the ruined priory and adjacent buildings are being preserved. In 2007 The Beauvale Society commissioned a memorial stone, carved by a local stonemason. This has been placed on the site of the church's original altar stone. The Bishop of Nottingham leads a pilgrimage each year on the Sunday nearest to 4th May (the anniversary of the martyrdom of Robert Lawrence and John Houghton in 1535) to celebrate Mass in the priory grounds.
In 2010 work was carried out on the restoration of the monks' fishpond and the erection of a bird hide. Current projects also include a community play, 'The Cries Of Silent Men', and Educational Access visits in association with Natural England, where school parties and groups interested in history, wildlife and aspects of farm life can visit free of charge. Plans have been passed to convert part of the farm outbuildings into a classroom, with an ongoing display of the priory's history. Another recent outbuilding conversion is the tea-shop, serving traditional foods made to old-fashioned recipes. There are also plans for a micro-brewery.