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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (38 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We try to make an annual visit to Hay on Wye and Richard Booths bookshop and the cafe is top of our list. A must for all book lovers. The cafe has an excellent selection of dishes. Always well presented and tasty. We have never...More

Thank bramblebear7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing selection of books, well laid out so easy to find what you were looking. The cafe was excellent as well.

Thank Mrs Linda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A treat to visit Richard Booth's Bookshop Cafe' to celebrate my birthday with family. Delicious freshly cooked food and exceptional service from the manager 'Anna'. We were able to spend a delightful couple of hours in a unique location. Hope to plan a further visit...More

Thank Saab900man
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second revue for this excellent so called 'cafe'. On Saturday, I lunched there again and had the most delicous dish, which was equal to a Michelin starred restaurant. The dish in question consisted of three layers of melt-in-the-mouth ham hock, interspersed with...More

Thank Bumble100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful shop with a wealth of books and well places seating areas to enable you to get lost there for the whole day!

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loads of books to look at/buy! Something for every taste but a tad more expensive than some of the other bookstores? But the café offers a very nice break from it all!

Thank DubiousClaudius
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Yes the building is lovely and cafe with little courtyard is nice and quiet. Drinks are rather expensive more upmarket if you want just a good cup of tea and cake for family. However nice tables and clean.

Thank Binnsie
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Was really impressed by the range of books and subjects on offer. Some prices were questionable but overall very impressed. Staff were friendly too and there were toilets and a cafe inside.

Thank beccahulk
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for breakfast as we liked the unusual menu.Hash with black beans with scrambled egg and chorizo and my wife had the devilled mushrooms on sourdough toast with egg and bacon.All absolutely delicious! Lovely coffee as well and very friendly staff.All set in...More

1  Thank MDC214
Reviewed 27 August 2017

as an allergy sufferer couldnt stay long in this book shop because of constant traffic of dogs. thankfully this was the only doggy book shop in town. cant understand why dog owners used it for walks up and down the isle ?

2  Thank colin s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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