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The 14th October kicks off a tasty week at Abbey Mill in Tintern. This is the start of the Field Harvest Mushroom Week, which runs until the 20th October. It is an opportunity to check out Abbey Mill in more detail and to try their fresh homemade field mushroom soup as well. Since this event occurs in October you might well be glad of some warming soup if you have been out and about all day.

You might be wondering what Abbey Mill has to offer. Well, the whole experience is built around the riverside area of the River Wye and it gives you the opportunity to shop and dine to your heart’s content. The scenery is amazing too, so if you have a camera you should bring it with you to capture some of the treats of the day. The Mill is open all year too with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so even if you cannot make it for the Field Harvest Mushroom Week, it is still well worth visiting at another time.

Five shops are situated in the Mill, although they are very different from any shops you might have seen in the past. We’re talking about charming arts and crafts and handmade gifts and treats here, so if you are already in the mood for some Christmas shopping you might be able to get started early!

The Mill Shop and the Cider Press are just two of the shops here to be explored, with three others to look round as well. When you are ready for a bowl of that warming field mushroom soup, you can head over to the coffee shop and Cider Barn Restaurant. This has been built to allow for lovely views and you will find it difficult to get up and go back to shopping, such is the appeal of the general area.

Abbey Mill is literally just over the border into Wales, settling as it does on the west bank of the River Wye. The A466 leads right up to the Mill, so it is very easy to find. For those looking to explore elsewhere as well, Tintern is not too far north of here, so there is the opportunity to have a great day out exploring much of the local area.

As you can see, Field Harvest Mushroom Week is a highlight of October at Abbey Mill. But with that said, any time of the year is ideal for a visit. If you are staying in Wye Valley accommodation nearby you should definitely add Abbey Mill to your list of places to go while you are in the area. Short Wye Valley breaks can be an ideal way to recharge your batteries and ensure you feel ready and able to get back to everyday life again. When you are sitting in the restaurant at Abbey Mill, looking over your surroundings and experiencing the peace of the area, you won’t want to leave.