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Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this little tearoom! It was just what we needed after a morning exploring the nearby woodland. The service was great and the selection of sandwiches and sweet treats all looked tempting. We shared an ugly sausage sandwich just so we could try their...scones and Barabrith. It was all sensational. Would definitely recommend! =)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely find. This quaint tea room served fabulous food and a pot of tea which was full of flavour. This is a must to visit. We weren’t disappointed

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021

Food and drink was wonderful, coffee with bara brith and lashings of butter, just what you need when resting.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2020 via mobile

We loved the Ugly House although we thought it was beautiful. The huge stones the shape everything is unusual, I would love to be able to go inside and I would like to go back again in the summer. Lovely gardens, couldn't wander far as...one of the people we were with is rather frail and unable to walk far but she had a little wander about and loved it as much as we didMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

Having passed this little cafe regularly , we decided to make our way up to it today with the intentions of just having a coffee. We were greeted very pleasantly by the 2 ladies that were working there today , covid protocol followed completely ,...we sat inside by the cosy fire. We then decided to have a ham sandwich to share , a coffee and a tea. We both received half the sandwich and side salad on individual plates , lovely touch , the ham was just right , the bread lovely and soft and the side salad consisted of potato salad , coleslaw and the usual lettuce , cucumber , tomato and onion. Coffee and tea lovely and hot followed by a slice of Victoria sponge cake again brought to us divided on our individual plates. The sponge was melt in the mouth texture , best sponge I’ve tasted in a long time! General chit chat was exchanged between us and the ladies talking about the history of the ugly house and the effect covid has had on their business. Highly recommend this unusual little cafe . Couldn’t fault the service , quality of the food and location. We will definitely be going here again to help support this local business !!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 September 2020

We visited the Cafe twice in the last fortnight and both times the food and service was excellent. The place has it's own charm. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 25 September 2020

Visited the Ugly House this morning already excited as we have passed this every day this week and have finally dropped in. Very friendly staff gorgeous setting and very peaceful. Cake and coffee excellent and arrived very quickly. Finally my lilliput lane model has come...to life! 5 stars.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Mid morning stop at The Ugly House. Pleasant welcome and seated indoors. Good Covid protocol. As this was a mid morning stop we just had coffee and traditional Bara brith. Both arrived swiftly and the Bara brith hit the spot. Asked to use the facilities-oh...no this really spoilt an otherwise great stop. Not clean, stank and no toilet paper or paper towel to dry hands on. We did point this out to the lady that served us.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Ok so yes they have a really bad sewage smell outside that's totally awful to have to put up with but apart from that who the hell do these guys think they are ...? Me and my partner stopped for lunch and yes we did...see the prices before we ordered but if the food is really good you wouldn't mind at all however, if you charge £8.90 for a sausage sandwich it better be the best ever local produced sausages, great bread and a dam good sandwich, what you get are average sausages that tastes just like they are bought from a supermarket, normal bread and a sandwich that contains 3 sausages, salad garnish that comprises of 3 thin slices of onion with some manky carrot shavings. Very poor for the money. Are these people trying to ruin their business or what ? Theres nothing worse than feeling ripped off my advise to owners, buy some better quality ingredients or reduce your prices by 50% iv had the same quality from a roadside trucker cafe for £4.99, for everyone else go into town for lunch, better quality food, far better price and wont smell of sewage while you eat your lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

Really lovely place and great food - Welsh rarebit and cream tea fantastic. Staff very nice. Lovely woodland garden at the back for a brief walk.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Hi Gemma.I can't honestly say I've ever seen a dog inside but I have seen well behaved ones outside!There are a few tables outside so if the weather's nice you should be ok.
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Ty Hyll - Ugly House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5