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The Old Swan Tea Rooms

££ - £££Cafe, British,
West Street | Intersection of A470/B4518, Rhayader LD6 5AB, Wales
+44 1597 811060
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (53 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
West Street | Intersection of A470/B4518, Rhayader LD6 5AB, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I called in here for a milkshake floater. Counter service. Staff friendly. Drinks were excellent. The only downfall is that the tables are so tightly packed in that there is not much room to get out to go to the counter.

Thank Kate1268
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I stopped for a small lunch. Although there were several other couples and groups in the front room no-one was speaking. . We were told to go into the back room where we were told to sit at a table for two...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went following TA reviews, but left disappointed, seemed like staff were disinterested in giving good service but the food was quite bland and we thought expensive for quality. Nothing wrong but nothing really right. Good location when driving through but could do with increasing its...More

Thank Rhooseboy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited twice whilst camping nearby. Coffee and excellent homemade cake on the first visit then breakfast the next. Staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely return

Thank 383sue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in late afternoon about 3pm after visiting the Rhayader dams. The cafe was busy but there was tables free. Greeted eventualy by a grumpy rude scruff girl. On the board out side it said "homemade quiche & salad" perfect we thought. Told by Miss...More

1  Thank Homelife911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice place to visit for excellent food and coffee great selection and variety of meals from sandwiches and meals and really good selection of cakes would definitely recommend .

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hot drinks with superb homemade cakes. Seating is available outside although it is on the intersection of two very busy roads.

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for cream tea for 2. Very reasonably priced and tasty scones. Staff very friendly and the cakes and quiche looked lovely too. Would definitely recommend for a quick bite to eat.

Thank sjo100
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We visited this lovely little Café, whilst on a stay on a nearby campsite in Llangurig. We ordered a Breakfast and my Wife ordered Home made Chicken Curry. Half and Half. The breakfast came with lovely cooked Bacon, The Sausage had excellent seasoning, Beans, Egg...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Ordered fish, chips and mushy peas, exactly as listed on.the menu. Was given salad instead, so asked again for the peas, which duly arrived. The man collecting our plates as we were leaving asked if the salad was 'too healthy for us', which sounded quite...More

1  Thank m400012pj
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Aylin G | Property representative |
Hi there, unfortunately we don't, but we hav plenty of seating outside with shelter Many thanks Aylin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street | Intersection of A470/B4518, Rhayader LD6 5AB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Rhayader
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 811060
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