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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (49 reviews)
“panini” (9 reviews)
“coleslaw” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited menu but food freshly cooked. Pleasant service and ideal place to eat when visiting Elan Valley

Thank cashay2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a bite and a rest while cycling. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, good information point, wide variety of things to eat.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitor to the visitors centre as I am very local to the area. Called in today for my usual pot of tea. Horrified to be told we don't do pots of tea. Questioned why as I had had one on my previous visit ....More

Thank crabb523
ElanValley, General Manager at Elan Valley Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very sorry to hear about your issue with the cafe staff, we will be speaking to them regarding this incident.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time I have stayed in the Elan Valley and the Visitors Centre is an essential stopping point, if only to access the free wifi and pick up a mobile signal (both of which was missing in most other parts of the...More

Thank GordonHampshire
ElanValley, General Manager at Elan Valley Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, the car parking fee covers all the car parks on the estate and also gives you 10% off in the cafe. This fee allows us to maintain our car parks and provide upgrades such as the tarmac in Caban Quarry.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in to pick up a map and the staff were so helpful. Pointed out may places we might like and they were not wrong. Dropped back after walking miles to have a cup of tea and found a wonderful selection of cakes including Watermelon...More

Thank 321pauline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little place to visit when passing through the area. The visitors centre has everything we needed to break up our journey - interesting exhibition, a play area for the kids, and a really nice cafe. We ate here both on the way down...More

Thank Keithyboy25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My review is more to do with the visitors centre rather than the restaurant as we only stopped for cold drinks. The centre has the usual shop with lots of nice items. Toilets, restaurant where you can eat inside or out. Plenty of picnic tables...More

Thank irenechadwick51
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way up the valley. Service excellent food good. Plenty of souvaniers. Call by you will not regret.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Plenty of information about the area and an OK cafe. It doesn't have any competition in the area. We were fortunate to get in before a coach party descended, I hate to think how long we woud have had to queue if we arrived after...More

Thank Rambling_Pete
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Really friendly and informative staff, happy to direct you to the best views of the area and suggest things might interest you! beautiful area!

Thank explorer578
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Rhayader
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 810899
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