The Old Dairy Tearoom

The Old Dairy Tearoom
Cafe and coffee shop, Longhope
Harts Barn Craft Centre, Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD
Opening hours: 10:00 - 16:00 (Tue - Sun), closed (Mon)
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Gluten Free  Open Sunday
coffee

Great coffee from James's Gourmet Coffee Co in the nearby riverside town of Ross-on-Wye

taste

The rhubarb & ginger cake is a favourite of ours, as is the chocolate & hazelnut torte!

selection

A fab selection of homemade cakes, desserts, ice-cream and pastries alongside a large all day breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea and loose leaf tea menu

value

Extremely good value! Cappuccino (£2.00), tea (loose-leaf pot, £2.00), cakes (from £2.50), cinnamon buns (£2.50), English/veggie breakfast (from £7.50), smoked salmon & egg (£7.50), ‘on toast’ (£4.95), large toast / teacake (from £2.00), sandwiches/baguettes (from £5.50), soup (£5.50), ploughman’s (£8.95), homemade desserts (£4.95), cream tea (£4.95), afternoon tea (£12.50)

storage

There's no secure racking, but the courtyard is secluded, far away from prying eyes and there's plenty of seating outdoors should you wish

groups

Medium sized groups can easily be accommodated inside if booked in advance, there's also plenty of seating outdoors and within the grounds of the barn complex

location

The Forest of Dean is a maze of largely quiet, scenic roads, situated in west Gloucestershire and nearby to the border of Wales, the Malvern Hills and rural county of Herefordshire

Region
Forest of Dean Gloucestershire
Jump to

A traditional, reasonably priced and family-run tearoom based in the Forest of Dean, just outside of Longhope, Gloucestershire serving up scrumptious homemade cakes, loose-leaf teas, breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea, championing local producers and suppliers.

Inside the cosy, low ceiling former dairy you instantly feel at home and can’t help notice there awesome selection of homemade cakes where during our last visit they featured a rhubarb & ginger (a must try), chocolate & hazelnut torte, coffee & pecan (vegan), millionaire shortbread and cinnamon buns. If they’re not sweet enough for you there’s also a changing selection of homemade desserts; marmalade bread & butter pudding, apricot & almond tart and sticky ginger torte and a value cream tea or afternoon tea option too.

Breakfast is served all day until 3pm and includes their filling traditional English or veggie, smoked salmon & egg, Gloucester / veggie or vegan sausage sandwich, ‘on toast’ with various topping (eggs, beans, tomatoes etc.) or large toasted teacake / toast with butter & preserves.

For lunch there’s a wide selection of sandwiches or baguettes including Gloucester, veggie or vegan sausage, gammon ham, Angiddy brie-style cheese (from Chepstow), smoked salmon and sweet potato & falafel, alongside a ploughman’s platter, salads and homemade soup.

Cake isn’t complete without a great cuppa, there’s around 20 different loose-leaf teas here to choose from found on their equally tasty afternoon tea menu, for a very reasonable £12.50 you’ll get a sandwich, homemade sweet scone with cream & jam, a choice of cake from the infamous table and a pot of loose leaf tea – perfect for those scenic cycles around the Forest of Dean.

There’s seating inside for medium sized groups although booking at weekends is essential (and most welcome), there’s also a small number of seats outdoors in their sheltered terrace.

Cycle routes which pass nearby to The Old Dairy Tearoom

Photos of The Old Dairy Tearoom