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The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church

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Address: Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND, Wales
Phone Number: 01873 858787
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Description: This should definitely be listed. There is a wonderful museum, cafe with...
This should definitely be listed. There is a wonderful museum, cafe with outdoor seating area, and exhibition,beautiful Millennium Tapestry
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Nice cafe

An ancient barn with a 20th century cafe! Right next door to the church - worth a visit. Coffee good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very interesting history inside if you spend the time to read the displays or ask the wardens on duty about the church and its history. Just on the edge of the shops and worthwhile for some time out doing something else.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went into the tourist information office downstairs and the staff were very helpful, giving us a map of Abergavenny and marking out a walking route. Then went upstairs to the exhibition and spent a happy 30 minutes learning about the history of the town and seeing the wonderfully detailed tapestry. We were told a little of how it was made... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good food and a nice meeting place in town. Close to the car park and a little different. Highly recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really lovely welcome to Abergavenny and the Brecon Beacons. Tapestry is fab, café lovely. a brief history to the town that is easy to digest. staff very friendly. Great location as well, adjacent to the beautiful St Marys Priory

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We love our location and although biased we agree the Tapestry is fab. We appreciate your visit and kind words. Paul Thompson Manager More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An ancient barn with a 20th century cafe! Right next door to the church - worth a visit. Coffee good

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Tithe Barn and your kind and positive review. We hope you will visit again soon. The coffee is hot and waiting !!!! Many thanks Paul Thompson Manager More 

Beaumaris, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The tithe barn has been fully restored and doesn't bear much resemblance to the original, but upstairs there is a terrific display including Abergavenny's Millenium Tapestry which is a true tour de force. The volunteer who explained it to us was passionate about the work and made it come to life.

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Tithe Barn all the way from Australia. We have attempted to keep the building within the shape and ethos of the original. Many have commented on the tapestry as it is a fantastic piece of work and dedication from the volunteers involved. We are glad you felt the visit a worthy experience. Many thanks for... More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Tithe Barn is a must for any visitor to Abergavenny. Together with the Priory Church it will give you so much historical background to the area. The food at the Tithe Barn is excellent; staff are wonderful.......and just try their cream teas.....better than The Angel!

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Dear Douglas to use your words as we feel this also " The Tithe Barn is a must for any visitor to Abergavenny " . We are glad that you found us and were happy with the history of our site and the food and service we offer. Many thanks for your kind words in our review we hope tot... More 

South Wales
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108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A place for a snack rather than a full meal. Lovely old building with a very interesting free exhibition upstairs on the early history of the area and its personalities - if you can manage to see it. When we arrived just after 9.30am and the exhibition was still closed and the stairs cordoned off. We weren't the only people... More 

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Firstly I must apologise for the lights being off and the stairs closed. It was an oversight on our behalf. We have now shown all staff members and volunteers which lights work where and how to turn on all our equipment. We are very lucky to have wonderful volunteers that... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice cuppa and cake place friendly service and nice cake selection. Little off the beaten track but a nice spot.

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback on Trip Advisor. We also feel it is a lovely place for a cuppa and although we are on the edge of Abergavenny we are extremely fortunate in our surroundings. Our court yard in the sunshine is a great place to relax, Thanks again for your kind comments Paul Thompson... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's worth visiting to see the 12th Tithe Barn itself, but the cafe is definitely worth avoiding. The waiting staff are everything you would expect from zero-hours contracted workers, utterly indifferent to the customers with little or know motivation to do their job. I asked one bored looking teenager if I could have a glass of water and you'd swear... More 

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Dear Lee J Whilst we appreciate comments on Trip Advisor and if not always positive as you felt your experience has been on visiting us, we use these as hopefully constructive criticism. Please do not make false assumptions firstly none of our staff are on zero hours contracts, Also it is confusing who served you as the only male member... More 

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