Academy Espresso Bar

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.

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Please note that we don't take table reservations.

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 our craft 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

Thursday 5th - DIRT Popup

Friday 6th - Puckin' Poutine

Saturday 7th - That Street Food

Thursday 12th - Mr Croquewich

Friday 13th - Makasih & 90s Christmas Disco

Saturday 14th - Flour'd Up

Thursday 19th - Pregos

Friday 20th - Puckin' Poutine

Saturday 21st - The Queen Pepiada

Saturday 28th - Meating Point

Live MUsic & Events - December

Friday 13th - 90s Christmas Disco

Saturday 14th - Live music with Nikki Pope

Wednesday 24th - Live music with Wayne Brennan

Friday 27th - Live music with The Scoundrels

Tuesday 31st - New Year's Eve Party with Colum Regan (tickets)


The Pumphouse,

Unit 1 Hood Road,

Barry CF62 5BE

Opening Hours

Mon - Wed: 9am to 5pm

Thurs - Sat: 9am to 11pm

Sun: 10am to 4pm