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The Old Barn Tea Room

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Ystradgynwyn | Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, Wales
+44 1685 373175
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a few friends for a lunch all our food was excellent staff really helpful would definitely recomend u visit this little gem

Thank mariadarren
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have read the earlier reviews, and am wondering if they are talking about the same place. You see, having a proper cream tea has always been one of those things I have always wanted to have. I have been quite poorly, have difficulty walking, so rarely get out. But my son decided to treat me. Today was his day... More 

Thank Elizabeth t
Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here after riding on the Brecon Mountain railway. There were some very harsh reviews of this place online so we were a bit wary. We arrived just as a group of twenty plus cadets were leaving but the lady serving apologised for the mess and processed our order promptly. We sat in the garden looking at the bird... More 

Thank Keith D
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful tea rooms with amazing cream teas. Staff extremely friendly. Bathroom facilities are great with little extra touches like hairspray for the ladies. Slight criticism is that there is no baby changing facilities in the bathroom. Plenty of room to place a changing unit on the wall or in the room. Would be an advantage for families with small children/babies.... More 

Thank nez81
Bristol, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a revelation. The only problem was the mis-leading signs. The 2 miles turned out to be 5! It was worth the hunt. In the middle of nowhere, The Old Barn served exceptional food. The premises were also a surprise and unexpected. all the food was good and the cream tea, exceptional.

Thank RodMayall
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit place when in the Talybont area, the cream tea with homemade scones and proper china cups with a tea strainer; real tea not tea bags and lovely surroundings. Watch the various types of birds on the garden feeder. The staff are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.

Thank Trev45
Muchalls, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Best homemade scones ever! You can't miss out on the scones or the luxury cakes for that matter! Beautiful location and friendly service!! Take the trip off the beaten track and you will be sure to enjoy every crumb

Thank Donovan G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

After spotting the signs and then following them for a million miles (we were hungry!in reality it was only 30 minutes but we had assumed it would be round the corner.) We had afternoon tea. It was a sunny day and very busy so we sat outside with the dog. On a wobbly table on gravel. Bit of a design... More 

Thank Emily P
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on our way past on the off-chance that we might be able to get a bite to eat and that it would be dog friendly. Not disappointed on either score. Great tea and sandwiches and they made us feel welcome with our dog. Was quite busy but didn't have too long to wait. Menu is mainly sandwiches and... More 

Thank Michelle T
Mid Glamorgan
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great service ,Dinner like my mum made what can I say All plated for you just cooked perfect ,and cakes to die for 👍🍰

Thank DebnMartMidGlamorgan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?