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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

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44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
01497 820322
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely book shop

Lovely book shop and tea room. So much choice of books and bargains.- there's over 3 floors to choose from!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Buckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in to bookshop to have a browse and found a lovely restaurant.Staff were friendly and efficient and the coffee and scone were delicious.Would definitely recommend this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What an odd experience. You arrive at the entrance to this beautifully presented cafe to be met by a politely worded laminated notice resting on an isolated desk asking you to wait. Which you do, for quite a while in fact. But looking ahead, you would expect to understand why. A busy cafe, all tables full, staff rushed off their... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely book shop and tea room. So much choice of books and bargains.- there's over 3 floors to choose from!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderful old book shop to browse, plenty of seats to relax and read and a cafe too. Can easily spend an afternoon here or longer. So much choice, every genre you can think of, like an old fashioned library, quiet and everyone reading.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hidden at the back of the lovely bookshop is this spacious, well designed and airy cafe/restaurant. The food is simple, but well cooked and flavourfull. The staff were friendly and great with our 2 year old daughter.

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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had lunch at Booths recently and was a little disappointed with the lack of vegetarian options, we were with my daughter who is a strict vegetarian. The staff advised that some dishes could not be adapted and seemed unable or unwilling to be flexible. She had to make do with a bowl of soup and chips! The rest of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Hi, Back in Hay visiting the daughter.Seven of us, all family, three generations traipsed off to Richard Booth's multi purpose set up. It's a bookshop a cinema and a cafe. Went to book a table and were told it would be a wait of forty minutes. No problem we split up and did shopping and book perusing. Exactly at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

On a sunny midweek day the place is pretty quiet at 2.30, seated in the garden we enjoyed a light lunch of black bean, sweet potato and tortilla hash with extra chorizo, good coffee and flapjack. Only grumble being the small glass of room temp pear juice at £2 :(. Good friendly service. Recommended.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A really interesting place to have an always tasty variety of lunches, as we have been here on a number of occasions & always left really pleased. It just has a certain air about it, with the bookshop & usually some sort of arts related exhibition. Recommend the warm bacon & tomato salad - delicious with a local cider or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Quirky place to chill and eat! The staff seemed really friendly and the breakfasts all looked amazing! The rarebit and pancakes are definitely ones to try!!

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Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
Phone Number: 01497 820322
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: 01497 820322

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  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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