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The Old Barn Tea Room

Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (123 reviews)
“cake” (28 reviews)
“sandwich” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A lovely friendly little place in a stunning location, with great service. The staff were most pleasant and gave us some great recommendations of things to do in the surrounding area. As picturesque as this tea room is in a stunning and remote valley in...More

Thank Elli K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

As we were passing by we noticed a welcome sign outside this country Tea Room in the Brecon Beacons on the country road between Merthyr Tydfil and Talybont-On-Usk. So, as we were in need of refreshments,we stopped.Tea,coffee and sandwiches were the order of the day...More

Thank dougwill54
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went with friend for lunch food was beautiful staff were very friendly and helpful linda the owner was fantastic would highly recommend a visit we will definitely be back

Thank mariadarren
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends to Brecon Beacons and we chose this place based on its reviews. Definitely a good choice! The cream tea was very good and the view was very beautiful.

Thank Ana Luiza S
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12 March 2017|
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Response from JHA4139 | Reviewed this property |
Told on our last visit she has left and got another job more hours, She was very nice but give them a chance the food still as good as ever and the location is great.
6 February 2017|
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Response from Maccy2 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It's open now been open for 2 weeks
16 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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