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The Old Barn Tea Room

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Ystradgynwyn | Ystradgynwyn, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT , Wales
01685 373175
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Real Find!

Called in here by chance on our way through - what a find. Beautifully restored old building but more importantly - freshly baked cakes, scones and welsh cakes to die for! The staff were so friendly and helpful - couldn't do enough for us. My girls hadn't got a clue what to do with the tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Luise-Wales
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Llanbrynmair, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Situated in the Brecon hills, but very well sign posted in every direction! Although it was a very windy Sunday in April, when we went there around lunch time there was no room to sit inside and had to brave the elements. Lovely friendly staff. Huge cakes, good service. Prices equivalent to a National Trust cafe. The toilet is a... More 

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Llanbrynmair, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Called in here by chance on our way through - what a find. Beautifully restored old building but more importantly - freshly baked cakes, scones and welsh cakes to die for! The staff were so friendly and helpful - couldn't do enough for us. My girls hadn't got a clue what to do with the tea strainer that came with... More 

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As keen walkers but late starters we rarely make a tea room as we're normally still out walking but we did this time and so glad we did. Loved the place with proper china tea cups and big tea pots with proper leaf tea. It was all so reasonably priced, we opted for a full afternoon tea rather than just... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The scones are to die for, and the tea is gorgeous (its great to be served tea ina proper teapot with real tea leaves)! I found this by accident and will certainly be visiting again.

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Mendip Hills Somerset
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212 reviews 212 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Family visit beautiful scones, nice jam and cream......actual tea wasnt to our taste...not pg tips I guess....really enjoyed

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Newport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We called in for tea and cakes. The food was excellent and the service very warm and friendly. I would highly recommend for a relaxing afternoon tea.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely little tea rooms Scone was yummy. Tasted rich and freshly made. A generous portion of clotted cream. Friendly service A*

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yorkshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed a tasty FRESH (still warm ) scone, clotted cream and jam with a lovely cup of tea served in real china tea cups.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

nothing to dislike about the place, good food family friendly and quiet surroundings. good to visit for any lunch or evening meal. will not be disappointed

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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Found this totally by chance, but so glad we did. The location, atmosphere, food and service are all delightful. Can thoroughly recommend the sandwiches, and was pleased to have such wide choice. The loo is one of the most peaceful rooms I have ever been in. If it wasn't a case of inconveniencing others it would be a great place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ystradgynwyn | Ystradgynwyn, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT , Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: 01685 373175

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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