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Lovely little tea room, very friendly service

Very cosy little tea room with delicious homemade cakes (recommend the coffee and walnut). Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elenainnapeartree
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Mindo, Ecuador
via mobile
Maria is great

Maria runs an amazing business. She has e in one very welcoming cafe and it's dog friendly as she... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
seanwales
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Lovely little tea room, very friendly service ”
18 Jun 2018
“Maria is great”
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Llwynypia Road | Unit 2C Tonypandy Enterprise Park, Rhondda CF40 2ET, Wales
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

What a really lovely place well worth the long drive and the lady who owns it is so very very warm and friendly

1  Thank AngiespRuston
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A lovely enchanting tea room. Shame about the food and service. This was my first visit to this vintage tea room / gift shop. I am sorry to say it will also be my last. Very disappointed to find only one person serving this resulted...More

3  Thank Mandy W
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hello Mandy, firstly I must appologise for the 12 month delay in responding. I am only now getting to grips and have time to address all the Sites we are advertised on. I DO recall your visit in great and painful (for me) detail and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy little tea room with delicious homemade cakes (recommend the coffee and walnut). Very friendly service. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Elenainnapeartree
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Maria runs an amazing business. She has e in one very welcoming cafe and it's dog friendly as she does the grooming. Also has a curio shop. Well worth just popping in to have a look.

Thank seanwales
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Well, I walked in and could hardly keep my mouth open. The tea shop is on The Enterprise Park not far from Asda in Tonypandy. Outside it doesn't look much but when you go inside it's magical. You are greeted by a lady called Maria...More

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly a TARDIS like tea shop. The exterior gives no clues to the delightful interior. Surrounded by all sorts of ornamental gifts there is an eclectic mix of tables and chairs. The menu is a level above cafe quality. The sandwiches and ciabatta...More

Thank Keith M
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hello Keith, thank you very much indeed for your review. Only NOW am I learning how to respond to Reviews on many of the Sites we are advertised on. Forgive my much delayed response. Maria :-)

Reviewed 26 April 2016

A lovely enchanting tea room. Shame about the food and service. This was my first visit to this vintage tea room / gift shop. I am sorry to say it will also be my last. Very disappointed to find only one person serving this resulted...More

3  Thank Mandy W
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hello Mandy, firstly I must appologise for the 12 month delay in responding. I am only now getting to grips and have time to address all the Sites we are advertised on. I DO recall your visit in great and painful (for me) detail and...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016

Such a friendly, welcoming place. Great hosts, good menu choice, and fabulous gift shop. The huge bacon sarnie is well worth the trip.

Thank Kaye B
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you very much for your kind Review, much appreciated.

Reviewed 22 January 2016

As others have said it's tucked away on the industrial estate but only just off the main road and within a stones throw of Home bargains so not too far from both Pandy Square and Asda. The vintage and retro gift shop is an amazing...More

Thank dee c
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Only now getting to grips with all the Sites we are advertised on. Forgive my delayed response....but THANK YOU for your kind Review.

Reviewed 5 December 2015

Tucked away on an industrial estate I would have had no idea this little gem of a place existed, had my friend not already been let in on the secret. The owners are such warm and friendly people; I felt ever so welcome, plus they...More

Thank poorlittlefish
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Forgive the delayed response....only now am I getting to catch up on the Reviews from all the Sites we are advertised on. I am thrilled you enjoyed your visit and thank you sincerely for you TripAdvisor Review of our business. Kind regards. Maria

Reviewed 15 October 2015

This lovely shop is tucked away in an industrial estate! But no matter, there is ample parking. Inside you will find something for everyone, gifts for the home and all at very reasonable prices.You need to walk around the shop twice as you will miss...More

Thank 444westie
OldNewBeginnings, Owner at Old New Beginnings - Maria Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hello, your Review is very much appreciated, thank you sincerely. I'm such a technophobe, didn't know how to respond to Reviews, forgive me. Maria X

Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful vintage tea room with a homely feel and a lovely personal service from the owners and staff, the menu makes it almost painful to choose it's so good (I went for a yummy lime cake and caramel latte) and there is a wonderful gift...More

Thank Nicola J
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