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The International Welsh Rarebit Centre

Defynnog, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8SL, Wales
+44 1874 636843
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“rarebit” (20 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Defynnog, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8SL, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautifully renovated old school now bakery/cafe/artwork. I popped in whilst in a brief visit to Defynnog and so glad I did. The place was tastefully done out and the tea and cake great. Lots of old photos showing people who used to attend the school....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RozzieH64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm and welcoming, very helpful staff serving fantastic tasting rarebit. Would definitely recommend a visit if in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to see a photographic exhibition and it's a great little place that's well worth another visit. The overall layout is lovely and provides a great atmosphere. On the lower level there's a huge roaring wood burner that'll be very welcome on a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jungliemac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem of a place is little bit off the main touristy areas of the Beacons but certainly worth a visit. My reason for visiting was a photography exhibition in the upstairs gallery the celebration of Welsh culture and produce was a pleasant surprise....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iwant2seetheworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch, hubby opting for classic cheese on toast. I had the Spanish with chorizo yum. Tasty rarebit salad. The classic came with Welsh apple chutney. Lovely surroundings friendly owner. Can't fault it and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barb56L
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We were staying close by and it was recommended we call in for a coffee. Warm friendly welcome, really tasty different variations of Welsh rarebit. The coffee was great and finished off with a lovely homemade slice of cake! Would definitely return if in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carys G
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious variety of Welsh rarebits and rabbit food salad. All delicious. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rowills
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Was told about this place by a friend great place to visit just off the A40 if you like cheese on toast this place is a must great cake too 10/10

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S3371VWpeterb
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Been here 3 times now in the last six weeks - staff are friendly and attentive, the setting is light and airy (often with interesting art exhibitions upstairs). They have a nice little garden area for sunny days too. Food-wise, it's divine. Who knew the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for some tea and decided to try the rarebits and I'm glad we did - they were absolutely delicious. It's nicely decorated too and the atmosphere is inviting. It makes for a great place to stop for refreshments while touring the Brecon...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PastravMD
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10 January 2019|
Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am afraid I don't know but I believe they have outside seating if the weather is suitable.
9 December 2017|
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Response from WitBabla | Reviewed this property |
Lots! Most of the Rarebits are vegetarian. Lovely salads, soups and specials are also vegetarian.
Shelagh J
13 October 2017|
Response from The Internation... W |
Hello! Yes! All the rarebits are available on glutenfree bread, also most of the salads are glutenfree, the soup is always glutenfree and the special is quite often glutenfree too, i.e, tagine, moussaka, chilli and curry. O... More
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US$6 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defynnog, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8SL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Defynnog
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 636843
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Tasty classic as well as more unusual rarebits, all on real bread from our on-site bakery. Plus daily specials, salads, soups, real bread to buy and fabulous coffee, teas & cakes.
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