The café-bar is open 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Saturday (8.30am – 2.30pm Sunday) offering a range of items for purchase including barista coffees, filled rolls and wraps, seasonal homemade soup, pasties, vegan options, homemade cakes and snacks.

Beer, wine and other bar drinks are on sale from 12 noon. If you would like to have any such drinks in the evening, please purchase them before 4.30pm from the café-bar. Bottles of wine are available to purchase at a special student price of £12.50 (reduced from £20). Please note that it is not permitted to bring alcohol onsite. Only alcohol purchased from the café-bar can be consumed onsite.

Filter coffee and breakfast tea are provided free of charge for students at a self-serve point in the restaurant, the Table @ Waverley (previously known as the Dining Room).

Evening Meals

Having enjoyed lunch in our café-bar, you can book your evening meals in The Table @ Waverley. Created by our Waverley Chefs, our two-course evening meals are bookable in advance on a termly/annual basis and available at a special student price of just £14.99 for January – August 2024. Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options are included across the choice for each meal. When you book your meals, you will be asked to indicate if you fall into any of these categories so that the chef can gauge volumes. You will then be able to choose your dish at the mealtime.

Examples of savoury dishes

These include Chicken Korma, Traditional Cottage Pie and Pork, Apple and Sage Casserole. Vegetarian/vegan dishes include Butternut Squash Casserole, Mixed Bean Casserole, Vegetable and Lentil Lasagne. Allergens/ingredients are available on request.

Bringing your own food: please note that there are no storage or microwave facilities for general use. Should you choose to bring your own food, this must be cold food and can only be consumed in your main classroom, in the student common room on the first floor (the Nicholson), in your bedroom or in the grounds. You are not permitted to consume your own food in any other area of the house.

Special diets: As mentioned above, the following are catered for: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan. For those who are residential, if medical reasons prevent you from being able to eat any of the food offered at Waverley, please apply here to bring your own food and have special use of the dedicated fridge and microwave facilities in the student common room (Nicholson) at mealtimes. NB these facilities are not for use by any other students.


Bedrooms are offered on a shared, ensuite basis (up to six beds per room), with a continental style breakfast included. Single accommodation may be available once we have prioritised applications for shared bedrooms.

Bedrooms are located on the second/third floors, reached by stairs (there is no lift). In the event of a fire or other emergency evacuation, it is crucial that you are able to descend the stairs, unassisted, at an average walking pace facing forwards.

Each bedroom has either a shower or a bath with a showerhead (please indicate on the booking form if it is essential that you have a shower for access reasons). Bed linen, towels, soap and body wash/shampoo, as well as tea/coffee making facilities are provided. All pillows and duvets are non-feather. Guests are asked to bring their own hair dryers if needed. You may also like to bring your own ear plugs (since bedrooms are shared), though we do provide a free supply of these. Please note pets are not permitted.

Bedrooms are accessible from 4pm on your day of arrival until 9am on the final day of your stay.

If you would prefer to stay elsewhere, click here to view a list of other accommodation local to Waverley Abbey.


How to book bedroom accommodation

For new students, before booking you must first have been offered and have accepted a place on a programme of study, as well as have paid your course deposit.

Your accommodation booking is for ALL residential nights of your course (full academic year if you are on a multi-session programme). Accommodation for any partial booking can only be considered after all other guest bookings have been made (please indicate in the notes field).

Once we have received your form, we will send you an email confirmation to confirm whether we are able to provide accommodation for you, together with payment information.

NB Bedroom space is limited. Bookings are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. 

Bedroom accommodation fees

2023-24: £53.50 per person per night (shared room). Single: £107 (limited availability)

Please note that all above fees are special rates, reduced for our students.

Should you have any queries, please email Waverley Abbey House

We look forward to welcoming you to Waverley Abbey.