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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, British,
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (38 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful shop with a wealth of books and well places seating areas to enable you to get lost there for the whole day!

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loads of books to look at/buy! Something for every taste but a tad more expensive than some of the other bookstores? But the café offers a very nice break from it all!

Thank DubiousClaudius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the building is lovely and cafe with little courtyard is nice and quiet. Drinks are rather expensive more upmarket if you want just a good cup of tea and cake for family. However nice tables and clean.

Thank Binnsie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really impressed by the range of books and subjects on offer. Some prices were questionable but overall very impressed. Staff were friendly too and there were toilets and a cafe inside.

Thank beccahulk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for breakfast as we liked the unusual menu.Hash with black beans with scrambled egg and chorizo and my wife had the devilled mushrooms on sourdough toast with egg and bacon.All absolutely delicious! Lovely coffee as well and very friendly staff.All set in...More

1  Thank MDC214
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as an allergy sufferer couldnt stay long in this book shop because of constant traffic of dogs. thankfully this was the only doggy book shop in town. cant understand why dog owners used it for walks up and down the isle ?

2  Thank colin s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love reading this is the place to go. Charmingly quaint building and our dog was welcome to browse with us!

Thank ShrewsburyMum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my very favourite places for lunch. I love the glass ceiling, the open kitchen and the wood. It always seems to be sunny! The food is a little odd: I had a smoked salmon salad which would have been better without the almost...More

1  Thank philipkp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thrilling place for book-lovers, warm and quiet atmosphere and an ocean of books. What else can be more romantic? :)

Thank HannahTheTourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delicious cafe lunch. We had: * devilled mushrooms, bacon, fried egg on sour bread (absolutely delicious - definitely recommend) * soup (tasty) * meat balls on rice (delicious) * tasty fat chips * pate terrine with toast (nothing special compared to the other selections)...More

Thank UKSteph
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820322
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