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The Old Railway Line Garden Centre

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Fish & Chips, Sandwiches, English, Welsh
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Three Cocks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 0SG, Wales
+44 1497 847055
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: A family run garden centre with 160 seater restaurant and 50 seater coffee...
A family run garden centre with 160 seater restaurant and 50 seater coffee shop on site. All our food is prepared freshly to order from our extensive menu which includes gluten free, vegetarian and a children's menu. Our restaurant is easily accessed by wheelchairs (which are available on site for customer use) and children are at home in our kids play area. Large range of food available from early bird breakfast offers, lunch and afternoon tea. We are happy to cater for coaches and group bookings and can cater for any party or occasion. The Old Railway Line Garden Centre has been voted number 1 in the Wales and West region of the Garden Centre Association for 2012,2013 and 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are here to help and look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast

Had the early bird breakfast for £2.99 - good value, nice service and comfortable environment. Also has a small but good food shop - we bought local sausages which were excellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Had the early bird breakfast for £2.99 - good value, nice service and comfortable environment. Also has a small but good food shop - we bought local sausages which were excellent

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Pontneddfechan, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre is my favourite local Garden Centre. It offers a good selection of plants, pots, and gift items, including some specialist foods. The garden centre actually offers two cafes - the small original quieter cafe and the larger more modernised restaurant that overlooks some attractive rural fields. I have eaten here on about 4 occasions... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Excellent choice of meals, we had the lamb cawl, served with a chunk of bread and cheese. First time for us but definitely not the last, restaurant is bright and the staff friendly

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Birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Old Railway Garden Centre always had a great reputation for helpful and informed staff, a great variety of superb plants and the widest choice of garden furniture, tubs, pots and ornaments. A few years ago they decided to extend their cafe facilities and now have a terrific restaurant with delicious food that caters for every taste. Snacks, Lunch and... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I went to this garden centre after being told about it by someone I was talking to in my local garden centre. It is about an hour drive from where I live, but when we got there it was well worth the drive. It is the best I have seen in a long time, a refreshing change... More 

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France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Needed a quick lunch. This is just the place. Friendly staff, good service. Just what we needed. ...

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Huw L, General Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch and the service that goes with it. Your review is very much appreciated. Thank you More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Like many garden centres, the Old Railway Line had an attractive restaurant which served good quality food all freshly prepared. The first thing one sees is a tempting array of lovely cakes. Passing quickly by that seductive section we come to a special menu for the day that supplements the regular menu. The selection, although not vast, gives a good... More 

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Huw L, General Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your recent review. I am so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to our garden centre and restaurant. We like to think that we offer a very varied menu that will offer something for everyone. I am glad you enjoyed your meals with us but please do try the desserts... More 

Bristol
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have visited the place on a few occasions whilst visiting relatives who live nearby, and each of us has always had a good meal. Nothing to write home about gastronomically, but good honest food well cooked and reasonably priced. Today was very different - all four of us were disappointed in our meals - and we each had something... More 

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Huw L, General Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We take all feedback very seriously and I am dissapointed by the comments in your review. I will be investigating your comments in detail with our catering team, I am concerned that all four of you had terrible meals and can only apologise if that is indeed the case. As for the term 'resting... More 

Llandovery, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have been to The Old Railway Line Garden Centre quite a few times, before and after the refurbishment, so decided recently to go one Sunday for the roast lunch. We were really disappointed with the dinner, the yorkshire pudding was virtually cold and really stodgy, we had 2 slices of meat and a small dish of veg between us... More 

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Huw L, General Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your honest review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to our garde centre. Our staff are excellent and will always help out as best they can. I am a little disappointed that our roast dinner was not up to your expectations, our railway roast is extremely popular and should offer very good value for... More 

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This Garden centre has gown a lot since we came to live in the area. It always has a family feel about it, the staff are very helpful. We hardly ever come just for gardening items, most times getting a nice cuppa as well as food. The restaurant is even open for Sunday lunches, although they suggest booking a table... More 

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Huw L, General Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I am glad you enjoy your visits to us. As a family run business which has expanded over recent years it is very important to us to retain the family run feel. Thank you for your valued custom and we look forward to welcoming you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Three Cocks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 0SG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Brecon
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 847055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Sandwiches, English, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A family run garden centre with 160 seater restaurant and 50 seater coffee shop on site. All our food is prepared freshly to order from our extensive menu which includes gluten free, vegetarian and a children's menu. Our restaurant is easily accessed by wheelchairs (which are available on site for customer use) and children are at home in our kids play area. Large range of food available from early bird breakfast offers, lunch and afternoon tea. We are happy to cater for coaches and group bookings and can cater for any party or occasion. The Old Railway Line Garden Centre has been voted number 1 in the Wales and West region of the Garden Centre Association for 2012,2013 and 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are here to help and look forward to welcoming you soon.

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