We share our large car park with the Plymouth Arms – its all one car park though so don’t worry about where you park within it. On parking you will see signs about parking charges- please do not worry, you just need to validate your number plate on our console inside (so remember your number plate reg!).
Four legged friends
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the deli and garden. All dogs must always be kept on a lead. There is Barney’s H20 in the garden, that you can help yourself to for your furry friends.
All tables of 6 or more guests are asked to pay a £5pp deposit. This will come off your bill on the day of your booking. If for some reason your booking is not honoured in whole or in part by you, or is cancelled by you with less than 24 hours’ notice your deposit will be lost for those not attending.
All afternoon tea bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of a £5pp deposit payment. Any afternoon tea booking cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice will lose deposit. Cancellations on the day are charged in full (please note we can however box these up for you to take home instead.)
Bringing your own cake
You are very welcome to bring your own cake. If you do however wish to consume on the premises there is a £2pp charge that will be added to your bill.
The Old Post House has the perfect location for access to the magnificent Brecon Beacons, Superb West Wales Coast, sophisticated City Centre (with Millennium Stadium/Centre/Cardiff Castle/Cardiff Stadium to name a few attractions) or a place to help you relax and unwind in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
In and around St Fagans
St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction and admission is free.
The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route between the Cardiff waterfront at Cardiff Bay in the South and the Market Town of Brecon in the North. 55 miles (88km) in length, it passes close to Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil and through a wide variety of urban and suburban landscapes of those towns and the open moorland of the Brecon Beacons. There are also many "green fingers" where the Taff Trail itself appears to bring the countryside into the town. The area is also rich in industrial archaeology.
Perched high over vertical cliffs and surrounded by dark, wooded glades, Castell Coch (Red Castle) was rebuilt in 1890 as a country retreat for the 3rd Marquis of Bute.
The castle was built on earlier foundations of a medieval structure, and W. Burges' design incorporates a fully operational drawbridge and circular towers crowned by conical roofs.
Located a few miles north of the city (close to the village of Tongwynlais), the fairytale castle is now maintained CADW (Welsh Historical Monuments)
In the City Centre
Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year. Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue.
The Millennium Stadium boasts a UEFA 5-Star rating and has hosted matches from two Rugby World Cups including the Final in 1999, witnessed two Wales Grand Slam successes in the RBS Six Nations, staged six showpiece FA Cup Finals plus hosted the major artists of the music business with a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV.
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic center, it houses Wales’s national art, geology and natural history collections as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions.
Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally-significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.
There is plenty to do in the park and you can pick up a variety of self-led trails to guide you on certain activities and topics. Situated beyond Cardiff Castle just a short walk from the city’s main high streets and civic centre, Bute Park really is the “green heart of the city”.
“The vision was one of a unique shopping, leisure, cultural and tourist destination created by the regeneration of the heart of the city centre - transforming Cardiff into one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. With fabulous fashion, heavenly homewares and divine dining, St David’s has the perfect variety of top brands for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit for that big night out, adding some sparkle to a classic look or catching up with friends over a delicious meal, St David’s will certainly have something that will be perfect for you. Lying right in the heart of Cardiff city centre, St David’s is just a short walk from Cardiff Central Bus/Coach station and Cardiff Central and Queen Street Rail Stations.
In Cardiff Bay
Is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales. The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres (1.9 ha). Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert. The centre has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals.
The Centre comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants. It houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organizations in residence. It is also home to the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre. The main theatre, the Donald Gordon Theatre, has 1,897 seats, the BBC Hoddinott Hall 350 and the Weston Studio Theatre 250.
An exciting on-demand white water facility located in the heart of the International Sports Village in Cardiff. A centre of excellence for training, that also provides training courses from their Paddle School to Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Housed in a specially constructed facility in Cardiff's Porth Teigr - a stone's throw from the BBC studios where Doctor Who is filmed - the Doctor Who Experience offers a unique, exciting and sometimes scary journey into fifty years of adventures in space and time.
Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax. Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying or splashing out on a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering. The wealth waterfront of restaurants, cafés and bars with menus from around the world mean there's something for every taste and pocket - from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.
Techniquest is the UK’s longest established science centre. Techniquest offers interactive experiences that are accessible to all, and that have been enjoyed in its centre by over 4 million people since its inception in Cardiff in 1986.
How to Find Us
Cardiff International airport is located just under 10 miles from Old Post House, details of transport links from the airport into the city centre can be found on Cardiff Airport website http://www.cardiff-airport.com/to-and-from/
The no 32 bus route travels from Cardiff central station into St Fagans Village, the bus stop is situated just outside – for more information on bus times please see Cardiff Bus website http://www.cardiffbus.com/english/homepage.shtml
From M4, 2 miles from Junction 33. Take A4232 slip road. Leave at next exit, Culverhouse Cross. Left to Ely and hard left to St Fagans. After level crossing up hill to St Fagans Castle and take the 1st left onto Croft-y-Genau, you’ll then see Old Post House sign posted on the right
The closest train stations can be found in Fairwater and Danescourt, both under 2 miles and can be reached by car Cardiff Central train station is a 15 minute drive from Old Post House. Regular mainline services run to London, Bristol, Swindon, Reading and Swansea.