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The Old Barn Tea Room

Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (137 reviews)
“cake” (30 reviews)
“soup” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

love this place...try to get up there at least once a week....great staff and food !!.....but last couple of times it was deserted...no signs up and no one around to ask why x...hope it's just a blip !!!...x

Thank Fignia A
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely location, great service and good food. What’s more to like! Will definitely be back! Don’t accept cards so make sure you have cash!

Thank Judith w
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Amazing, family friendly tea rooms. A special find...we will return! My two children loved the cake and we had cream tea. All great quality and served with a smile. We arrived without cash, was promptly told not to worry...."just pay us when you get home...More

Thank _katenokes3
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We popped in with friends during a short break for tea... we were pleasantly surprised to find a lovely old barn with really friendly staff offering really good quality food. We could not resist the cream tea with homemade scones...delicious !!

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came here last week with a few friends from college who I haven’t seen for over 5 years, it was my third time here this year, I had my all time favourite a cream tea with stunning scones as I may add. As soon as...More

Thank lacloo6
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Got totally and wonderfully lost in the Beacons while taking some visitors out to the Mountain Railway and it was totally worth it to come across this superb little vintage tea room. Superb surroundings, a wonderful venue and a very warm welcome. Proper cup of...More

Thank Nickynackynoo71
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I called in with friends whilst we were having a bit of a wonder through the Brecon Beacons. The food here was lovely, the place was spotless AND the waitress could converse and take my order in Welsh which topped it off for me. I'll...More

Thank Hydref1
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My friend was visiting Merthyr so I decided to treat her to a cream tea. This was my 4th time here and I have really enjoyed previous visits. On arrival we were welcomed and offered the choice of two tables. A different waiter came and...More

Thank Nicola Jane H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We dropped in here after an 8 mile walk along the Taffs Trail. We shared a Cream Tea with a pot of Earl Grey Tea. The cream tea was lovely and the service friendly and efficient. The old barn is well decorated and the chairs,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Once you find the Taff trail in Merthyr, you very gradually climb to the Old Barn (and then apparently climb quite a lot afterwards). Was very happy to find the place open and enjoyed a lovely cream tea. Much faster on the return route as...More

Thank jtmh89
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6 February 2017|
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Response from Maccy2 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It's open now been open for 2 weeks
15 October 2016|
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Response from PM J | Reviewed this property |
I regularly have sunday lunch there and have never been disappointed. Staff are great, friendly, cheerful and attentive, while the food is of an excellent standard. I and my partner are a bit of a challenge to any restaurant... More
22 February 2016|
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Response from dinonorwich2016 |
This tearoom certainly used to be open from 11am - 5pm March to November, but I haven't used it recently so can't be absolutely certain that these hours still hold good.
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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