The bar is located in a small hamlet called Tabernavella. In Gallego, this means “old tavern.” Over 200 years ago, the local priest built this tavern for the small village. The tavern sold beer and wine as well as staple products such as rice, eggs, and flour. When the priest passed, he handed the house over to his beloved niece. Here, she raised her family and extended the property to include a larger home and barn.
Over the years, the family moved on from the property. After falling in love with the spot along with the desire to restore and bring life back to the property, the home was purchased in 2014. The old farmhouse is where the New Tavern was reconstructed, or the bar – TabernaNova.
At this bar, you can find members of the Andaspain family living and working when they are not leading trips on the Camino de Santiago. All pilgrims from around the world are welcome to relax, unwind and fill their bellies on their last stretch of the Camino de Santiago before reaching Santiago de Compostela.
The bar serves breakfast & brunch items including fresh varied salads with local produce, lighter options as roasted vegetable and goat cheese quiche, fresh fruit smoothies, and favorite American dishes made with local Galician and Spanish ingredients. Guests have the option to eat at a table, swing in one of the hammocks, or even have a picnic on the lawn.
On all our fully-guided Camino de Santiago Tours that pass the house, we do an extra special checkpoint at TabernaNova. Our pilgrims will get to experience running a bar along the Camino de Santiago from behind the scenes and of course, receive our VIP service at the cafe. Our groups will even get to pick their vegetables and fruits for their final picnic lunch from Andaspain’s personal organic garden (if the season is right).
For our self-guided pilgrims, we include a discount voucher in your self-guided pack. We hope you stop in to see us soon!