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The Old Barn Tea Room

Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (147 reviews)
“cake” (34 reviews)
“cream and jam” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We had passed this a number of times previously but never gone in. Others have described the "ambience" - and, like others, we were delighted by the scones, which were some of the best we've ever had and are made daily, together with lashings of...More

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lovely scones with local jam and clotted cream, very tasty thick leek and potato soup with well filled sandwiches .. and wonderful locally made ice cream .. such a pity I had to have three scoops in a bowl .. well that's what...More

Thank psychologistuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Converted old barn and picnic tables serving hot drinks, cakes, cold drinks, sandwichs, cream teas, afternoon teas and Sunday lunchs. Beautiful and colourful china tea cups, saucers and side plates - rare these days. Hubbie appreciated his perfect tea in a genuine china cup, and...More

Thank DuckysWife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit my 80 year old dad and took him out for lunch. He had a ploughman's lunch while I tried the pitta and houmous. All very good - home cooked ham etc. Followed up with some cakes (Could not resist jam and cream...More

Thank Alun H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were touring in the Brecon Beacons and in need of a cuppa when we came across this delightful tea room. We decided to have a cream tea as we were celebrating our 54th Wedding Anniversary. On hearing this the lovely owner/waitress...More

1  Thank 33Anita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I have ridden past on our motorbikes a few times. Today we finally made the stop . Jolly glad we did, a super setting lovely and peaceful with plenty of places to park. We opted for the cream tea and were not...More

Thank kim h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this excellent “cafe” on a road-trip round the mountains. Now to say the cream tea was anything less than gorgeous would be fibbing. Make a B line for the old barn and stop a while to take in the atmosphere and enjoy the...More

1  Thank BikerBP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stumbled across this place on our way home from hiking up Pen y Fan.Sat in the very pretty garden and enjoyed a lovely homemade afternoon tea,just what we needed after a strenuous walk!Hope to be back again soon.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were about 6 miles in to our 18 mile walk and stumbled across this lovely tea room. Whether we constructed and ate our scrummy scones, cream and jam the Cornish or Devon way didn't really matter as they didn't stay on our plates long...More

Thank Karol S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really quaint tea rooms with plenty of tables inside and a few outside if you're lucky enough to have sunshine. We spent a pleasant hour here today enjoying a cream tea and watching the birds. Great spot for bird watching, first time I've seen a...More

Thank Samantha B
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6 February 2017|
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 cherryl2805 |
We booked for lunch for today 6 May 2018. A really lovely meal, a very reasonable price! The beef and pork actually tasted beefy and porky lol! Highly recommended with a very warm welcome!
22 February 2016|
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Response from lacloo6 | Reviewed this property |
They open the beginning of February and close around the end of October. They are open 7 days a week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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