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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

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Cafe, British, Contemporary, Welsh
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44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
01497 820322
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Caergwrle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a hater of "sheds" purporting to be a cinema, Richard Booth's cinema was a great discovery. Pop into the cinema itself, online or by phone, to book, which given the small size is probably essential. Don't bother asking in the bookshop, because you may repeat our experience and be told by the older lady staff member, rather sniffily "oh,... More 

Thank MikeD1948
Hereford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not visited for some time. It has always been somewhere to eat mainly because the triple fried chips have been so good. Sadly not so this time. To be fair it could be the season and the potato variety was not available to make the crispy on the outside but floury on the inside chips that I have enjoyed. Still... More 

Thank shirleyec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full marks for the bookshop. It's the best in Hay-on-Wye, and better than any in England (except possibly the one in Alnwick). The coffee, too, can't be faulted. The food is nothing to go out of your way for, but quite acceptable, particularly if you're keen to get back to the books!

Thank maproom
Brecon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every fortnight or so, a performance of Shakespeare is `beamed' from a major theatre in London or Stratford. The most comfortable little cinema anywhere. You can relish Shakespeare with no distractions: no adverts, close-up view of the actors whose every word can ne heard. No queues, no rustllng of sweet papers, no-one coming and going during the performance Bar open... More 

Thank Richard C
Beirut, Lebanon
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every book imaginable and the best cafe in town. We bro used, we ate, we visited with the friendly locals. The place recommended by all the people we met.

Thank Feds294201
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stopped for coffee and a snack here several times over the past few years. The coffee and tea (no tea bags here) are always excellent as is the choice of cakes, etc. This time was no exception, with very friendly staff and immaculately clean surroundings. We'll be back!!

Thank Ian_and_Sue_D
Hereford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are numerous cafe's in Hay, but this one has become my regular favourite. The staff are friendly and helpful, the coffee is always excellent and their menu changes regularly, showcasing seasonal produce. I'm vegetarian and gluten free, but they usually have something suitable for me to choose from, or they are happy to adapt dishes to suit.

Thank Zoe M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very attentive staff, good value meals, clean and hygienic and good value (oh I said that already). Just go on in and enjoy your meal, coffee, snack.

Thank kieranWhelan
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here a few months ago for a coffee with an old school friend. We were not looking for anything too special as our main aim was to simply catch up. But boy were we in for a surprise. The coffee and lunch we had (we had only intended having coffee, but stayed on for lunch as the food... More 

Thank MSC55
West Sussex
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We have visited this restaurant several times over the last few years when on holiday and always had lovely interesting food and service. We visited on Saturday 11th of June for lunch and ordered the Venison stirfry and can honestly say that it was the best stirfry we have both ever tasted! We also both had cakes for dessert which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Welsh
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?