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The Hay Tap

The Bull Ring, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AG, Wales
+44 1497 821042
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (26 reviews)
“mustard mash” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Bull Ring, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AG, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As another reviewer said, for under £10 the pies are fantastic value and very delicious. The local beers are also great. And yes the staff are very pleasant, but on our stay there, and on the coldest night of the year so far, the stove...More

1  Thank _tishfarrellwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit and it's dog friendly too lovely log burner great range of beers to choose from food looked amazing plus pastries and coffee on offer.

Thank Kath R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, no complaints about the service. My vegetarian pie was excellent. Red cabbage was not good. Extremely sweet and absolutely packed with raisins. More raisins than cabbage.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We called a few hours ahead to check we could bring our dog and that they had something vegan they could prepare. Although nothing vegan on the menu they were able to accommodate us and two of us had one of the nicest pies we've...More

Thank Abigail S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch during our visit to Hay on Wye this weekend. We were told to order our drinks at the bar but food at the table. Certain bar staff has hygiene issues, while serving our drinks he sneezed into his hand and carried on...More

4  Thank NCL19
Reviewed 8 October 2017

First thing to say is that for just under £10 the pies are absolutely fantastic... really good value and worthy of 5 stars. The service on the other hand can only be described as hilarious. So surreally bad that our fellow diners and ourselves were,...More

1  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Kilverts is now calling their pub/restaurant The Hay Tap, a recent change, our B&B host told us. We heard they did nice pies, and were not disappointed. We had Moroccan Lamb, and also a Steak & Ale. Both excellent. A nice pub meal with somewhat...More

1  Thank Eric K
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were slightly worried about eating here as we had seen a few bad reviews. The atmosphere in this pub is very welcoming. The barman are helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic. I had the leek and chicken pie with mustard mash, my husband...More

1  Thank harveyBasildon
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very pleasant place with good ales and plenty of seating. The service was good and the recommended steak and ale pie was great. The location is in the center of the town and is quite convenient. I would recommend it for dinner.

Thank jhedrick
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome and a lovely pit stop pint in the well situated central beer terrace at the front of the pub.

Thank Liz J
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19 June 2015|
Response from EdCJDavies | Property representative |
Certainly can - we just ask for dogs to be kept on leads.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bull Ring, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 821042
  • E-mail
A casual dining experience in an 18th century inn. Savoury pies, made on the premises from local ingredients, are the speciality with light lunches, salads and snacks also available. A host of real ales, craft beers, traditional ciders and fine wines juggle for position on the bar for diners and drinkers alike.
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