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 - september

Thursday 5th - The Bearded Taco

Friday 6th - Leyli Joon & Co Persian BBQ

Saturday 7th - That Street Food

Thursday 12th - The Bearded Taco

Friday 13th - The Queen Pepiada

Saturday 14th - The Dusty Knuckle

Thursday 19th - Flour'd Up

Friday 20th - Pregos

Saturday 21st - Meating Point

Friday 27th - That Fish Guy

Saturday 28th - Makasih

Live MUsic & Events - September

Saturday 7th - Ireland v Wales (2pm kick off TV)

Friday 13th - Live music with Wilson Rose

Wednesday 18th - Barry Pride Opening Night (7pm to 10pm) Tickets available here

Saturday 21st - Barry Pride Event

Monday 23rd - RWC Wales v Georgia (11.15am kick off TV)

Friday 27th - Live music with Naomi Rae

Sunday 29th - RWC Australia v Wales (8.45am kick off TV)


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