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.


Thursday 9th - Puckin' Poutine

Friday 10th - The Queen Pepiada

Saturday 11th - Yum Chow

Thursday 16th - Dusty Knuckle

Friday 17th - That Street Food

Saturday 18th - Makasih

Thursday 23rd - Flour'd Up

Friday 24th - Cegin Half N Half

Saturday 25th - Puckin' Poutine

Thursday 30th - The Queen Pepiada

Friday 31st - That Street Food

Live MUsic & Events - January

Friday 31st - Three O'clock Club


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