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The Old Barn Tea Room

Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (118 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
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Reviews (318)
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This magical hidden gem is a must if you enjoy home made scones, cakes, brilliant sandwiches and superb hospitality. This hidden gem is really worth visiting. We visited on a brief expedition into the Brecon Beacons (our first visit) on our way to a family...More

Thank mrhlovesfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot of lunch. Staff were attentive and very trusting. Good old fashion tea room with the best home made cakes. Shall be returning

Thank D O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted somewhere close to home to have a casual Sunday afternoon lunch and decided to try the Old Barn Tea Room which has had many favourable reviews from past Trip Advisor visitors and we were not disappointed. Rather than having the cooked lunch (...More

Thank valjeanthomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often just go off for a random drive and see where we end up! So we left Somerset and headed into the Brecon Beacons.. after a lovely day we found the beautiful Old Barn tearooms.. in an idyllic setting down a country road.. the...More

Thank em-nick17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this tea house whilst searching for a waterfall (which we eventually found, but it was too wet to visit for us fair weather walkers). The road to get to the waterfall was single lane most of the way, and instead of reversing...More

Thank MCH2312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were out for a drive in the countryside when we came across this Tea Room in the middle of nowhere so we decided to stop for a bit of light refreshment and we are really glad we did, after looking at...More

Thank Alan-Gotfrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing scones, proper tea leaf tea and proper bone china. A lovely way to finish a long walk. Thank you.

Thank celestesmith
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a few friends for a lunch all our food was excellent staff really helpful would definitely recomend u visit this little gem

Thank mariadarren
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have read the earlier reviews, and am wondering if they are talking about the same place. You see, having a proper cream tea has always been one of those things I have always wanted to have. I have been quite poorly, have difficulty walking,...More

Thank Elizabeth t
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited here after riding on the Brecon Mountain railway. There were some very harsh reviews of this place online so we were a bit wary. We arrived just as a group of twenty plus cadets were leaving but the lady serving apologised for the...More

Thank Keith D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Anyone know what happened to the fun lady that used to run it? I've been there twice this season but she's not there. Totally different atmosphere with the elderly lady that seems to be managing it at the moment
12 March 2017|
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Response from JHA4139 | Reviewed this property |
Told on our last visit she has left and got another job more hours, She was very nice but give them a chance the food still as good as ever and the location is great.
the old barn tearooms opens February till end of october
6 February 2017|
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Response from Maccy2 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It's open now been open for 2 weeks
Does anyone know what the sunday lunch os like and do you need to book?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Huddersfieldterrier | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea but it looked nice and plated up well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 373175
  • E-mail
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