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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

) #2 of 28 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British,
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (37 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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1 - 10 of 374 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife, me and our 3 kids went for pancakes, bacon, maple syrup, mushrooms and eggs. Best in town, the que proves it, well worth the wait! And fantastic book shopping as well!

Thank Arthur_19691
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The sheer volume of books here is staggering. You could just browse for hours. This would be an oversight, however, as the cafe is excellent. I had a flat white and Welsh rarebit with chilli jam; great twist on classic food. This is my favourite...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real treasure trove amongst all the bookshops in the "Town of Books". A wonderful old building with books - old and new - beautifully arrranged on 3 floors and with the added history of the connection with Richard Booth, who transformed Hay into the...More

Thank cricketguru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did my week's work experience here twenty-five years ago and have visited the shop many times in the years since - often on holiday with my father. It's always a great experience. As always, time seems to pass differently on stepping through the door.

Thank phinhall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee, newspapers to borrow , comfy seats to watch the world walk by. Helpful staff. A good stop off for a break from book browsing!

Thank MorrisMaxi
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Each time I visit this shop it's better. The books are better organised. Plenty of seating for the tired traveller. Altogether a very relaxing place - and vast.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You could easily lose a few hours here! Hundreds of books to browse. Plenty of comfy sofas and chairs to settle into...then finish by visiting the cafe (another enjoyable experience.

Thank Lynette G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a late afternoon snack after a lot of book buying. Having found us a table indoors, when a couple left a table outside in the courtyard we moved over - and several staff come to help us. The service was warm,...More

Thank Juniperberry29
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A hidden gem behind the largest second hand bookshop in the world! Tucked away in a perfectly formed courtyard and sun trap with adjoining rooms, this place is a delight. Friendly staff and good fare all add to the experience whether you want a quick...More

Thank GOMS2013
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A treasure trove of second hand and new books. Busy cafe with a good choice of tasty lunches. When we were told we would have to wait a while for a table we just slumped in one of the comfy leather arm chairs and read...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820322
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