In 2010, Bryngarw Country Park was designated as a Key Strategic Site under the Valleys Partnership Initiative Action Programme, and is subsequently receiving funding from the Wales Assembly Government (WAG) Environmental Improvement Grant and Bridgend County Borough Council's Strategic Regeneration Fund.

The park has also been awarded grant money from ‘One Historic Garden’ Centre of Excellence Scheme and has been designated one of eight ‘Visit Wales Sustainable Tourism, Historic Gardens Centre of Excellence’ sites.

This money from both funds was used to update and expand the existing visitor centre, refurbish the café and toilets, improve the existing car park and to significantly enhance the oriental gardens.

It was this refurbishment that led to Cedars Tearoom being established; now with an entirely renovated kitchen area, brand new inside seating area and improved outside seating area, the cafe could expand its menu and offer visitors to the Park a relaxing and delicious experience in beautiful surroundings.

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Cedars was established in 2012 by Jill Williams; a lifelong lover of vintage china and excellent food, Jill chose to start a tearoom that would allow her to indulge both passions.

Hollie Williams joined Cedars shortly afterwards, bringing her talent for baking and cake decoration to the business, and the tearoom expanded its services to include afternoon teas and bespoke cakes.

Set in the beautiful grounds of Bryngarw Country Park, and serving a delicious range of fresh food, Cedars is now a popular spot for cyclists, walkers and families. 

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Cedars was built around a simple principle: the best quality product, for a reasonable price. 

Cedars believes both in supporting the local economy and in having the freshest ingredients possible, so we focus on sourcing local suppliers for the best of both worlds - our eggs, milk, butter and preserves in particular are all produced within a few miles of the tearoom.

All our food is prepared fresh, including everything that goes into our popular afternoon teas. We love baking, and everything we make is of the highest possible standard.

Bryngarw Country Park is 120 acres of beautiful countryside at the mouth of the Garw Valley in the county borough of Bridgend.

Bryngarw Park is a Grade II listed Historic Park and Garden, and comprises Bryngarw House and it's associated formal gardens, while the rest of the park is predominantly wooded with areas of meadow, wetland and freshwater.

The Park also contains a play area for children, a visitor and information centre, and is home to the reknowned Bryngarw Keepers.

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