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Coleg y Cymoedd has invested heavily over the last few years which has seen its campuses benefit from excellent buildings and facilities for students and the general public.


Coleg y Cymoedd has an excellent reputation for catering and hospitality with learners trained to the highest standards by our professional team.  The College has three training restaurants that are run jointly by staff and learners and open to the public to use.

The restaurants are open the same as the college term dates so are closed during half terms and during the summer (between end of June and early September).

Llewellyns Restaurant - Aberdare Campus

Llewellyn's Restaurant

Llewellyn's beautifully furnished restaurant has a long standing tradition of serving many of the local community groups. The Aberdare Rotary, The Inner Wheel and University of The Third Age are just a few of the regular customers.

Join us for morning coffee or a variety of breakfast snacks. Our popular three course lunches are often themed and booking is advisable.

Llewellyns Restaurant - Aberdare Campus:

Tuesday – Rotary functions
Thursday – 12pm – 2pm (last orders for food at 1.15pm)

Bookings taken on: 01685 887530 or 01685 887500 

The restaurants are open the same as the college term dates so are closed during half terms and during the summer (between end of June and early September).


Nant Restaurant - Nantgarw Campus

Nant Restaurant

A contemporary restaurant situated in our Nantgarw campus. Nant offers you superb food at reasonable prices all prepared and serviced by our students under the guidance of their professional chefs and front of house staff.

Join us for morning coffee, variety of breakfast snacks, three course lunch, in house or takeaway service for snacks, buffet or private function.

Nant Restaurant - opening times:

Tuesday – 12pm – 2.00pm

Wednesday – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Thursday – 12pm – 2.00pm

Thursday – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Friday  – 12pm – 2.00pm

Bookings taken on: 01443 663050

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The restaurants are open the same as the college term dates so are closed during half terms and during the summer (between end of June and early September).


Scholars Restaurant – Ystrad Mynach Campus

Scholars Restaurant

A modern restaurant offering a very high standard of quality cuisine.   A unique experience in Scholars is the open serving area, bringing the kitchen closer to the dining area.

Scholars Restaurant - opening times:
Thursday – 12pm – 2pm (7.00pm – 9.30pm Dinner on request)
Friday – 12pm – 2pm

Bookings taken on: 01443 810039

The restaurants are open the same as the college term dates so are closed during half terms and during the summer (between end of June and early September).


Fitness Suites

Coleg y Cymoedd has fitness suites at its Nantgarw and Ystrad Mynach Campus.


Nantgarw Gym

Coleg y Cymoedd is pleased to be working in collaboration with Aspire Fitness at our Nantgarw campus.

The fitness suite at Nantgarw is available to use by students, staff and members of the public featuring the very latest cardio and weight equipment.

Check out the Aspire website for more info

Telephone us at the Nantgarw Campus for more info on joining, opening times or the latest classes or membership deals Tel - 01443 887544

Membership Fees:

1 day = £5.00
1 Month = £30.00
12 Month = £22.00/month

Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday 6.30am – 9.00pm
Friday - 6.30am-7.00pm
Saturday – 7.00am-2.00pm
Sunday – 2.00pm-7.00pm

(Curriculum use only – Monday –Friday 10.00-12.00 and 2.00 – 4.00)


Ystrad Mynach

Ystrad Mynach Gym

The fitness suite at our Ystrad Mynach campus has over twenty cardiovascular, resistance weights and free weights to suit all needs and levels.  Our fully trained staff are able to offer personal advice so you can make the most of your training.

All users of the fitness suite must complete a gym induction prior to using the health and fitness suite to comply with the health and fitness legislation.

Please contact the health and fitness suite on 01443 816888, extension 4152 between the opening hours below to book your gym induction. Please note that outside of term time the opening times of the fitness suite may differ. Entry to the gym is for students and staff of The College only.

Opening Times

Monday 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 4.30pm - 6.00pm


How much does it cost?

Students and staff can join the fitness suite at any time during the academic year. Membership prices start at £10 for students and £20 for staff.

These prices are reduced for members who join the gym later in the academic year.

For further information regarding the Fitness Suite please contact Cohen Griffith on 01443 816888, extension 4152 or email .

Day Nursery


Coleg y Cymoedd has day nurseries at Nantgarw and Ystrad Mynach.


Acorns Nursery, a privately run nursery, working in partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd at our Nantgarw campus.

The state of the art 72 place nursery features a spacious garden with covered and open play areas to ensure children benefit from outdoor play whatever the weather. Inside, our spacious playrooms offer areas for quiet times, imagination and exploration and are furnished with the highest quality toys and equipment to stimulate little minds.

Acorns Nantgarw is open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, caring for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Please feel free to visit the nursery at any time or telephone Becca Rees, Placement Manager, (029) 20 382009 for further information.

Website address:
Telephone: (029) 20 382009

Ystrad Mynach

The day nursery at the Ystrad Mynach campus offers care facilities for children of college students. The nursery has a wide range of play and learning opportunities for children between the ages of 10 months and 5 years of age.

Prospective users are encourages to place their details on our waiting list as early as possible for September intake. Places are offered subject to availability. Learners need to apply for funding and show proof of benefits when applying for a nursery place.

Subsidised places will be offered once funding has been approved.

The day nursery is staffed by qualified nursery nurses and registered within the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW).

Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.30pm.

For further information on the Day Nursery or to place your name on the waiting list, please contact Gail Harris, Nursery Manager 01443 816888/814237.



Coleg y Cymoedd has hair and beauty salons at Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda and Ystrad Mynach.

Each salon offers an extensive range of Hairdressing, Beauty and Complimentary Therapies.

These state of the art facilities are open to the general public during term-time, each providing a high quality service at excellent prices. Whether its hairstyling or colouring we also offer a specially selected range of beauty and complementary therapy treatments.

You can choose from: *

  • Body treatments
  • Micro dermabrasion
  • Dermalift
  • Facial therapies
  • Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology
  • Waxing
  • Hair services
  • Perms and colour techniques
  • Nail Technology
  • Spray Tan

* Please note not that not all treatments are available at every salon.

See our Hairdressing Price List

See our Beauty Treatment Price List


For appointments and/or further information, please call

Aberdare:  01685 887546

Nantgarw:  01443 663056

Rhondda:   01443 663231

Ystrad Mynach: 01443 810018


What our customers say:

“Very nice massage. Salon itself is lovely, soothing and relaxing. Will definitely come again!” - Emma

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage - Nantgarw Salon


“A wonderful relaxing morning. A great way to de-stress. The learner Leah has a relaxing manner and I feel the benefit of being calm. Excellent!" - Ann

Prescription Facial - Ystrad Mynach Salon


"The learner Courtney had a relaxing manner and she did a wonderful job on my nails. Well done, I want to come again already!” - Tess

Deluxe Manicure - Nantgarw Salon


“Friendly service, professional and a very good standard. I’m very happy!” - Eva

Roots, Cut Shampoo & Set - Rhondda Salon


“I am really satisfied with the experience I received today. The student was very professional in her work. I find the salon a very friendly environment, students are professional in their work and I am always happy with the outcome.” - Carol

Opticurl Perm - Rhondda Salon


“A very enjoyable experience in the salon - a friendly and helpful hairdresser.” - Theresa

Ladies Cut & Blow-dry - Rhondda Salon


“I was very satisfied with the service I received from Level 2 hairdresser Kayleigh. She greeted me with a friendly manner and was very professional during my time at the salon. I was confident being her client and would ask for her again.” - Tracey 

Colour Change - Rhondda Salon


“Professional atmosphere, excellent guidance from tutor, confidence in themselves, great colour etc.” - Becky

Deep Conditioning Treatment, Half Head Foils treatment, Hair Up - Rhondda Salon


“The learner concerned was very pleasant and courteous. I was very impressed with her professionalism.” - Rose

Roots & Refresh - Rhondda Salon


“Extremely satisfied with how I was treated as a client, excellent communication, highly recommended.” - Valerie

Full Head Foils - Rhondda Salon 


“Really pleased with the cut and colour. Demi was very professional in the salon.” - Nicola

Colour Change, Ladies Cut & Blow-dry - Rhondda Salon


“Thank you Beth, your customer service was lovely and you are an excellent therapist, very attentive throughout.” - Rhiannon

Full Head Foils - Nantgarw Salon


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