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The Old Barn Tea Room

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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh
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Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day of hiking in the surrounding we stumbled across this lovely Tea Room just in time for a much needed hot chocolate. The friendly staff, and lovely owner, allowed us to use their landline to call for out lift home (as our phone signal was nonexistent) and even stayed open so we didn't have to wait in the... More 

Thank heloiseboyce
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to frequent the tea rooms often solely for the much talked about scones, but have not been for a couple of years. Not quite sure what has happened?!? It was a miserable cold day but I was looking forward to a warm welcome from Julie (I think) and a nice warm cuppa. Took a seat and waited patiently for... More 

2 Thank Jez1982
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hidden Jem , amazing Sunday lunch , great for afternoon teas and in beautiful surrounding. Can't wait to return

Thank Colette R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally THE BEST café I have been! I'd been on a long exhausting walk all day, very cold, wet and muddy. I was more than happy to sit outside so as to not dirty the place but I was welcomed with open arms like I'd been there every day. Food was spot on and exactly what was needed, albeit they... More 

Thank MiniWilliams
Alcester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called at the tea rooms as we often down when in the area, they have just re opened after the winter break. Nice and clean and tidy . Very welcoming and great after noon teas. Food is always good Would recommend calling in if near, its worth it.

2 Thank JHA4139
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst traveling through the country side me and my family come across this lovely place so we decide to go in to see what it's like and we was not disappointed we were greeted by a lovely member of staff which offered us the menu my wife didn't even need to look at the menu as she saw the beautifully... More 

1 Thank Maccy2
Blaenau Gwent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard great things about this place but I'm afraid to say none of it is relevant to the present day. Me and my husband were passing and thought we would try it. First impressions were the lack of professionalism as the lady was smoking outside and then I witnessed her handling food without even washing her hands. We cancelled our... More 

5 Thank Kay J
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here today, really enjoyed a cream tea, I would advise anyone to stop here if passing warmest welcome beautiful service in a beautiful area. I will definitely be coming here again. Thank you to Lynda for our beautiful afternoon.

3 Thank lacloo6
Oxted, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We followed the signs all the way up the valley, and were not disappointed. Warning: they close for the winter from 1st November, and we made it on the 28th October. We enjoyed our "Specials", a half-sandwich, a scone with jam and cream, and a Welsh cake - all home made. Good value and just the ticket.

1 Thank Redgwing
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today for scones lemon cake and coffee cake. I love cake and I will admit to being a fussy so and so and I have high expectations I was sorely disappointed. The lemon cake was really dense and wet. The coffee cake was much better but the icing on both tasted like margarine not very nice at all. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?