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The Old Barn Tea Room

Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (121 reviews)
“sandwich” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We dropped in here after an 8 mile walk along the Taffs Trail. We shared a Cream Tea with a pot of Earl Grey Tea. The cream tea was lovely and the service friendly and efficient. The old barn is well decorated and the chairs,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you find the Taff trail in Merthyr, you very gradually climb to the Old Barn (and then apparently climb quite a lot afterwards). Was very happy to find the place open and enjoyed a lovely cream tea. Much faster on the return route as...More

Thank jtmh89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely friendly little place in a stunning location, with great service. The staff were most pleasant and gave us some great recommendations of things to do in the surrounding area. As picturesque as this tea room is in a stunning and remote valley in...More

Thank Elli K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were passing by we noticed a welcome sign outside this country Tea Room in the Brecon Beacons on the country road between Merthyr Tydfil and Talybont-On-Usk. So, as we were in need of refreshments,we stopped.Tea,coffee and sandwiches were the order of the day...More

Thank dougwill54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friend for lunch food was beautiful staff were very friendly and helpful linda the owner was fantastic would highly recommend a visit we will definitely be back

Thank mariadarren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with some friends to Brecon Beacons and we chose this place based on its reviews. Definitely a good choice! The cream tea was very good and the view was very beautiful.

Thank Ana Luiza S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very happy discovery. The service, and food was so awesome, and so pleased that we stopped. Simply the most authentically delicious Welsh cakes, Cream Teas, and leak and pottage soup. This place is a must experience after a day in the Breacons, as it...More

Thank ElsKimo2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place with good afternoon tea and very friendly staff. A place to visit if you are in the area

Thank FMSh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in following a drive around the beautiful countryside, bathed today Bank Holday Monday in glorious sunshine. My wife and father and mother in law were present and we tried the cream tea and sandwiches. The staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming and...More

Thank andrevillas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't been here for a while but it's pleasing to report standards have not dropped indeed it has a 5 star rating from the local authorities environmental health department. A selection of home made soups, sandwiches ice cream and cakes available all served on...More

Thank Jeff E
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11 March 2017|
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Response from JHA4139 | Reviewed this property |
Told on our last visit she has left and got another job more hours, She was very nice but give them a chance the food still as good as ever and the location is great.
6 February 2017|
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Response from Maccy2 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It's open now been open for 2 weeks
15 October 2016|
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Response from PM J | Reviewed this property |
I regularly have sunday lunch there and have never been disappointed. Staff are great, friendly, cheerful and attentive, while the food is of an excellent standard. I and my partner are a bit of a challenge to any restaurant... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 373175
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