Academy Espresso Bar

Please note - parking restrictions implemented by The Pumphouse management company (not Academy Coffee) are in place at The Pumphouse car park, so please enter your car registration immediately and accurately upon arrival on the tablet situated inside the shop. This will provide you with 3 hours of free parking. Please read our FAQ page for further information on parking at The Pumphouse.

Based in Barry,  Academy Espresso Bar is situated in a wonderful grade II listed building formerly a working pumphouse that powered the Barry Dock gates at the once thriving dock yard.

As well as serving outstanding coffee, food and cocktails, Academy Espresso Bar hosts a variety of events with live music sessions, craft workshops and venue hire at the exclusive Underground basement bar.

With high speed internet and power supplies accompanied with sharing tables it can make the perfect venue for informal business meetings, mobile office space or just to meet with friends.

When the sun goes down the Academy Espresso Bar comes alive as a cool evening venue for your night ahead.

Whether you still need a caffeine fix or you want to indulge in our cocktails, fine wines or beers you’re in charge! Spend a weekend evening relaxing, with a tailored range of speciality drinks in our beautiful converted Victorian pumphouse venue.

Street Food - December (5pm start)

Thursday 7th December - Academy Eats

Friday 8th December - Flour'd Up

Thursday 14th December - Academy Eats

Thursday 21st December - Academy Eats

Friday 22nd December - Char Pizza

Sunday 31st December - Posh Fish and Chips

Live Music & Events - December 

Monday 4th December - After Bark Xmas Dog Pawty - 6pm-7.30pm. BOOK HERE

Thursday 7th December - Quiz - 7pm

Sunday 10th December - Kids Xmas Movie Night The Grinch - 5pm. BOOK HERE

Thursday 14th December - Open Mic - 7pm

Thursday 21st December - Quiz - 7pm

Friday 22nd December - Xmas Party Night with DJ - 7pm

Sunday 31st December - NYE Party with Live Band: Colum Regan 7pm - 1am BOOK HERE


The Pumphouse, 

Unit 1 Hood Road, 

Barry CF62 5BE

Opening Hours

Mon - Tues: 9am - 6pm

Weds: 9am - 9pm

Thurs - Sat: 9am - 11pm 

Sun - 9am - 6pm