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The Hay Tap


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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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.
US$6 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews pies steak and ale pie roasted vegetables sandwich chicken flaky pastry range of beers nice pub real ale great beer watch the world cider ales brecon joanne hay gravy
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

After visiting this establishment, I noticed that a hygiene notice was not displayed, unlike the other businesses in the area. Could it be that they are too embarrassed to display their rating of only 2 ? The HPA beer was awful by the way.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dazzablue
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The Hay Tap is located off Bear Street in Hay on Wye and is a nice looking pub. Came in for a beer whilst visiting this lovely town. Nice friendly staff and we will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were fortunate to have an excellent sunny day at the end of September so were able to sit outside in an excellent beer garden. The service was a little slow behind the bar but everyone was pleasant, beer and food were good and good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice place for a quiet pint. Good selection of local beers and cider. Friendly service and seats in the shade outside.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I was struggling to find an outdoor table on a hot bank holiday Monday, but managed to find one here. My shandy was refreshingly cool, and the sandwich certainly tasty enough, and the wait reasonable given the pressure on the kitchen. On a repeat visit...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Caledonianne
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I remember Kilverts in it’s hey day when it was a great pub with great food and drinks. That was not the case today. I was shocked to the core by the bad service, nasty food and overcharging. We arrived after our friends had started...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank NicCJ
Reviewed 19 May 2018

During a quick trip to Wales with some friends, we stopped in Hay on Wye and had dinner at this restaurant. As a vegan, I thought I would have to settle for some vegetables and a salad, so you can imagine how surprised I was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Layra
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great pies!good ale and pleasant bar staff. Lovely garden ideal for the children in a lovely town on the edge of the River Wye with a castle thrown in for good measure!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 09jane23
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Very welcoming, friendly service and good food. Perfect lunch break with the dog enroute to holiday in Brecon Beacons. Set us up perfectly !!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tina H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

OK, given there is a reference to "pie" in just about every recent review, you could be excused for thinking that it's all about the pies. But there is more to this place than pies. Firstly there is a nice area outside up front so...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rhod J
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Response from edaviesworks | Property representative |
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