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The Old Barn Tea Room

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Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
11:00 - 17:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must visit place when in the Talybont area, the cream tea with homemade scones and proper china cups with a tea strainer; real tea not tea bags and lovely surroundings. Watch the various types of birds on the garden feeder. The staff are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.

Thank Trev45
Muchalls, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best homemade scones ever! You can't miss out on the scones or the luxury cakes for that matter! Beautiful location and friendly service!! Take the trip off the beaten track and you will be sure to enjoy every crumb

Thank Donovan G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spotting the signs and then following them for a million miles (we were hungry!in reality it was only 30 minutes but we had assumed it would be round the corner.) We had afternoon tea. It was a sunny day and very busy so we sat outside with the dog. On a wobbly table on gravel. Bit of a design... More 

Thank Emily P
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way past on the off-chance that we might be able to get a bite to eat and that it would be dog friendly. Not disappointed on either score. Great tea and sandwiches and they made us feel welcome with our dog. Was quite busy but didn't have too long to wait. Menu is mainly sandwiches and... More 

Thank Michelle T
Mid Glamorgan
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service ,Dinner like my mum made what can I say All plated for you just cooked perfect ,and cakes to die for 👍🍰

Thank DebnMartMidGlamorgan
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so worth a visit! Located in the foothills of the Brecon beacons, the views are outstanding and a passing steam engine adds charm. The afternoon tea was spectacular and great value with excellent customer service. They don't take card payments bus trusted us to pay by bank transfer later. Go visit!!!

1 Thank Sarah R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the beacons and then stopped off here for a lovely cream tea ,coffee and cake, great staff and lovely food, just wish I had asked for stronger coffee as if I had I am sure they would have supplied it. Nice to sit outside and watch the numerous birds feeding or sit inside out of the cold.highly... More 

Thank peter h
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place for a warm welcome and friendly face. Food was outstanding. Linda and here team of staff definitely know their stuff !! The scone was one of the lightest I have tasted. Nothing beats a scone, cream and jam !! I will be returning very soon. You can always tell a good place by how busy somewhere... More 

Thank sarah s
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful day ,beautiful area , outstanding afternoon tea We were a party of 6 aged between 13 and 69 plus 1 springer spaniel All the staff were so helpful and friendly

Thank Liz c
Newport, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch / tea as a surprise treat for my Gran, along with my wife and son. Lovely setting, warm and homely feel, very pleasant, friendly, staff, providing attentive and efficient service. Great choice of light lunches and cream teas etc. I actually used to live a few miles down the road and the location is so pretty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?