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Great place to visit

This is an excellent Bookshop/Café to visit in the heart of Crickhowell. An array of books to suit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gwisows
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Ammanford, United Kingdom
Great coffee and cakes

We entered via the bookshop, and went through to the cafe. There was a good choice of cakes and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Steph L
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“lovely cafe”(3 reviews)
“cakes”(10 reviews)
“the owner”(3 reviews)
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Independent bookshop with cafe and event centre.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
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+44 1873 811256
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent Bookshop/Café to visit in the heart of Crickhowell. An array of books to suit everybody, a dedicated section for children to explore and choose their books. There is also a choice of unusual gifts available. A friendly atmosphere awaits in the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We entered via the bookshop, and went through to the cafe. There was a good choice of cakes and the coffee was very good. I actually asked for a weak coffee so only one shot and they reduced the price from the normal price which...More

Thank Steph L
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great licensed cafe. The sauvignon blanc was lovely. Several vegan options which was a really novel experience. Nice books too.

Thank LottieP47
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this cafe, both a good book shop and cafe. Tasty coffee and home made interesting and unusual cakes. Good gf and vegan selection too. Friendly efficient service.

Thank LouD46
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely little book shop and cafe, which has an alcohol license downstairs. Well laid out book shop for it’s size. Something for everyone and all ages. It has a great section of local Interest books, children area down stair. It also sells gifts...More

2  Thank michael t
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I work in publishing and love, love books! I was in Wales for the Hay Festival and stopped in Crickhowell on the way back. Was impressed by the selection of titles—all the hot new ones from Hay were there and the backlist choices were well...More

1  Thank Auspicious1
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Not particularly child suited in the seating area. Menu a bit "picky" I am gluten free and the bread was like cardboard with little choice for me or my grandchild. Service was ...desperate....we were in there for soooo long to eat a sandwich and a...More

Thank 499stephanie210
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Nice setting relaxing. Spoiled by the exceedingly long wait for drippy eggs and toast. Did not seem to have any system. Waiter ignored us when called. Eventually walked out without our good. Very disappointing!! If you go be prepared for a long wait!!

1  Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Where do I start? Books, coffee & cake!!! Such a lovely, warm atmosphere. Friendly staff and great menu. I had the pastrami bagel & it was delish! Good size serving and served with a smile! 10/10 every visit!

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A bookshop, with a cafe, an events area, a teenage zone, a high street shop front, a side entrance, disabled loo. How brilliant. Not having a sweet tooth I can’t tell you about the cakes but the roast beef, delicious cheese and chilli is a...More

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