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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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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

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Beaumaris, Australia
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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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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South Wales
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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 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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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 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A lovely old building with a lot of stories to tell on the information displays. Tapestry is excellent. Free entry but please leave a donation. We did not use the cafe but it was busy.

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

Many thanks for your kind words I'm pleased to see the Food Hall was busy even though you didn't sample our food. We hope you get a chance to visit again soon. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Called in for some soup and a coffee at about 3.45 on a sat pm to the coffee shop. People were occupying tables, food was out on display, the boards were still out with menus and options including soup, went to the counter and asked for 2 soups (as advertised) and 2 coffees (as advertised). Was told by the team... More 

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

Although a late response of which my apologies as the original response didn't post. When we reviewed this it would appear that a new Saturday staff member was a bit over zealous on our closing times and serving of food. We do close at 4pm but you should have been offered the option of food even if not hot food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a perfectly amazing tapestry, showing good craftsmanship and nice colours. Below on the first floor, is the food hall with a average cafe serving soup, teas and coffee, and the occasional bread roll.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tithe Barn. We are blessed to have our wonderful tapestry on show and still free to see for all visitors. I was surprised by the comment average cafe as we also offer sandwiches , baguettes a hot dish of the day which was lamb cawl on the day in question along... More 

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138 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Attended a course there today. This is a superb venue, simple but comfortable. The catering was excellent and extremely accommodating in view of my fairly extreme food allergy. The course was top quality as well.

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Address: Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND, Wales
Phone Number: 01873 858787
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny

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