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Afternoon TeaS
Afternoon TeaS


Afternoon Teas are back! To make everyone as comfortable as possible we are going to have them on set weekends each month, in 2 sittings at 12pm-2pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm.

£25 per person

DATES: Saturday 29th May & Sunday 30th May | Friday 18th June & Saturday 19th June | Saturday 10th July & Sunday 11th July | Thursday 5th August & Friday 6th August & Saturday 7th August

Our afternoon teas are served in the beautiful surroundings of the Legacy Bar, with its glorious views of Lindores Abbey and the river Tay beyond. They are a fantastic way to celebrate a special occasion.

Delicious treats include finger sandwiches, savoury pastries, scones with cream and jam, delicate small cakes and a choice of fragrant teas. All of our produce is freshly made and locally sourced, and we try to accommodate any dietary requirements required. Please call to discuss specific dietary requirements as all of our afternoon teas are made to order.

Many visitors then like to take a stroll around the historic Abbey ruins to help to finish off the afternoon.

To book tables please email stephanie@lindoresabbeydistillery.com with your preferred time slot and date.

HOW TO BOOK: all bookings MUST be made in advance by emailing stephanie@lindoresabbeydistillery.com and we politely request that guests adhere to the current government guidelines with relation to social distancing and mixing households. As part of this we are required to ask each party to complete a Track and Trace information form. Please remember that you must still remain 2 metres apart from them and so will not be able to share a table.

THE RULES: a wee reminder about social distancing and household mixing rules. We should all be trying to adhere to social distancing 2m guidelines even when mixing, unless they are part of a ‘bubble’. As our teachers used to say ‘we aren’t making up these rules for fun, they are for your (and our staff’s) safety” , so please be kind to our team when they respectfully ask you to adhere to them. As a business we have a responsibility to our staff and ourselves to keep everyone as safe as possible and if we are not able to do this, we will not be able to open to the public.




  • BBQ in the courtyard now fully booked  – However you can still order takeaway for collection from the courtyard for between 5pm and 8pm. Just email leigh@lindoresabbeydistillery.com – £15 for takeaway.

We are very excited to be finally looking forwards to re-opening the Courtyard again! So we are celebrating on Friday 30th April 2021, with a Cocktail Bar by Lindores, a BBQ by Andrew Wilkie and Live Music by Dave Burnett.

New restrictions now allow us to take bookings of up to six people from a maximum of three households for hospitality events.

We are offering two seatings for table service: 5pm-7pm or 7.30pm – 9.30pm, with a limited stay of two hours per group.

Menu – £15 per head :

Chargrilled Fillet Steak served with Fries with Peppercorn Sauce

Grilled Beef Tomato filled with Vegetable Tagine, Grilled Halloumi and Fries (V)

To book tables please email leigh@lindoresabbeydistillery.com with your preferred time slot and meal choices.

Due to social distance measures we cannot have a walk in service at this time and instead will be operating a strictly PRE BOOKED SYSTEM ONLY

Socially distanced courtyard
Socially distanced courtyard
Burning of the Bear
Burning of the Bear

Annual Burning of the Bear Ceremony, September 2020

CANCELLATION OF BEAR BURNING CEREMONY 2020 – It is with immense regret that after various discussions with the local authority, we have taken the sad decision to cancel the Bear Burning Ceremony for 2020. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and we are aware that some of you had made plans to join us in September after the initial postponement from earlier this year. Naturally we shall be offering complete refunds for your tickets and if you wouldn’t mind contacting either Jane or myself on helen@lindoresabbeydistillery / jane@lindoresabbeydistillery or calling us on 01337 842 547, then we will arrange this for you immediately.

Unfortunately we feel that it is unlikely that we shall be able to host a gathering of in excess of 300 people in the near future but we shall keep you all informed of the new date for 2021, let’s keep everything crossed that an effective and safe vaccine is on the way.

We do understand how disappointing this is for all of you loyal Lindores supporters and we are really sad not to be hosting the event this year. As you know it is one of our absolute highlights and Drew and I, the family and the entire team will miss your presence this year. We truly appreciate the support you all show to the distillery and we very much look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Thank you so much for your understanding.


In 2020 we will once again celebrate by lighting the 300 foot bear which is carved out on the hill above our distillery and hosting a ceilidh to mark the occasion on Saturday 2nd May 2020, 8pm – Midnight.

The bear and ragged staff was carved into the hill to commemorate the links between the Earl of Warwick and the first Abbot of Lindores Abbey, Guido who was a cadet of the Earl. The lighting of the bear is a truly spectacular sight and the ancient wee town of Newburgh comes to a standstill to witness it.

With drams a plenty from the Legacy Bar and our delicious Aqua Vitae serves and cocktails on offer there will be something for everyone. The evening starts at 8pm and concludes at midnight.

As well as a welcome drink we will also have delicious food, with vegetarian options available, followed by  a Ceilidh and the Burning of the Bear ceremony, with a dram of Aqua Vitae for during the ceremony.



1494 Members – 2 Free tickets per member for the VIP Legacy Bar, must RSVP by 30th October 2019 | General Admission Tickets  – £20 per person



General admission tickets will NOT have access to Lindores Abbey Distillery or the VIP Legacy Bar. There are only 200 tickets available, so grab them while you can!

Tickets are strictly limited to no more than 10 tickets per person |  Strictly over 18 years old | No pets allowed | Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis | Tickets will be posted out so please supply the delivery address that you wish the tickets to be sent to | Entry to the Ceremony or Abbey Ruins will only be allowed upon presentation of the tickets | Membership discount cannot be applied to these tickets | No coupon may be used to buy these tickets.

ACCOMMODATIONNearby accomodation is listed on our ACCOMMODATION page



Christmas Wreath Workshops 2021

Get in the Christmas spirit at one of our Christmas Wreath workshops by the wonderful Bramble & Thyme Flowers. Held in our Refectory and starting at 10am (arrival for 9.45am) the workshops last 2.5 hours. You will be served coffee/tea and homemade shortbread on arrival and after the wreath making we will warm you up again with more coffee, mulled Aqua Vitae cider cups and mince pies.

Tickets are priced at £55 per head, for tickets please contact jane@lindoresabbeydistillery.com | Classes are limited to 12 places and must be booked and paid for in advance.

If you would like to stay on for lunch we can offer soup and charcuterie/cheese platters in the Legacy Bar but these are £15 per head and need to be pre-booked as they are not part of the workshop price.

Christmas Wreath Workshop
Christmas Wreath Workshop
Fife Whisky Festival
Fife Whisky Festival


Fife Whisky Festival Opening Dinner, TBC 2021 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

On arrival at Lindores Abbey Distillery for the Opening Dinner of the Fife Whisky Festival , you will be greeted with a delicious Aqua Vitae cocktail and will then have the opportunity to mingle with the other guests, including some well known names of the whisky industry in the Legacy Bar and Still Room before taking your seat for the banquet style dinner in The Cloister.

Each of the three courses, prepared by Lindores’ award winning chef Andrew Wilkie, will be paired with a carefully selected whisky introduced by those who made the whisky. There will also be wine to accompany your meal

Transport to and from Cupar or St Andrews will aos be included.


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