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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times for lunch, plenty of choices and reasonable prices too, great gift shop and museum also.

Thank SmileyTwizz
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Back again for a few days break, and to catch up with friends at Rhayader and the Elan Valley. No matter the time of year its one of the most Beautiful places you could wish to visit. The Visiters centre cafe have started serving Sunday...More

Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Really friendly and knowledgeable staff in the visitors centre Well worth a visit Fabulous views and great for photos

Thank Lindseysharpe
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

It was wet and windy when we arrived but what a sight when we saw the water cascading down the dam. It was worth the drive just to see this. The visitor centre is a mine of information and staff are very helpful. The cafe...More

Thank mochdredarli
Reviewed 14 November 2017

the staff in the centre were very helpful with walking and driving information and provision of maps. Car parking £2 which includes a 10% discount in the café and parking anywhere along the route of the valley

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The visitor centre café. As a species one might think that one is better off impaling oneself with a walking pole, but don't do that if you are here in the Elan Valley. Instea d, save room inside for their cakes. A chocolate and onion...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Couldn’t have been more helpful. Told us where to go, what to see. Food in the cafe is really good and you get a discount if you’ve paid for car parking. Took a beautiful walk around the dams very varied in style and scenery. Highly...More

Thank Gavin N
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great place, ideal for the beginning of the day of exploring the valley. Great gifts, coffee shop, place to have a picnic etc. Great views and friendly staff.

Thank m0nikazet
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We talked to the information desk staff who were extremely helpful, provided us with a map and information about trails. Before our walk we stopped in the cafe and were pleasantly surprised by the variety of food on offer. We had the gluten-free and dairy-free...More

Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I approached the lady at the information desk, smiled & said I'd never been to the area & could she help. This woman very quickly explained the map in front of her & handed it to me, I asked some more questions to which she...More

Thank Jo B
ElanValley, General Manager at Elan Valley Visitors Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I am sorry to read that you did not have a positive experience when visiting us here at Elan Valley. We always aim to provide the very best in customer service and it is disappointing when we do not achieve this. Rest assured our employees...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Rhayader
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 810899
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