Castell Coch is looking for a new operator to run its popular tea rooms

A new operator to run the tea rooms at Cardiff’s Castell Coch is being sought.

Real estate adviser Avison Young is seeking an experienced operator for the 30-cover tea rooms at the popular visitor attraction.

Available on a new three year lease, the facility is situated on the ground floor of the castle inside the visitors’ area. The total area comprises 5,587 sq ft .

Aside from the 30-covers, there is potential to offer an outdoor catering facility as well as add a further service operation at the external entrance to the castle.

The recently refurbished cafe was formerly run by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service which still manages the castle.

Castell Coch is situated on the edge of Cardiff and is visible from the M4 motorway.

Prior to the pandemic, the 19th century building attracted over 70,000 visitors each year along with hundreds of walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders who use the surrounding woodland walks and cycle paths.

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Avison Young director Tom Merrifield said: “This is an amazing chance for an ideally experienced operator to run these very popular tea rooms in one of Wales’ most beautiful buildings.”

He added: “Whoever becomes the new operator for the tea rooms at Castell Coch will have a fantastic opportunity to provide first class refreshments to the growing number of visitors who visit this popular attraction, benefitting from the increased staycation demand the Welsh economy is experiencing.

“And with the added opportunity to extend the facility to outside of the castle makes this a truly unique chance for the right business to bring their own flair to this historic attraction.”

Castell Coch, the renowned William Burgess designed building is situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, built above the village of Tongywylais.

The castle was owned by the Marquis of Bute and gifted by the Bute family into public sector ownership.

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