Browns Hotel, Laugharne

Grade II listed building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.  Once a regular of the Poet Dylan Thomas and last used as a hotel in 1959.  Alun Ffred Jones, Heritage Minister said of Browns it was ‘synonymous’ with Thomas. 

Closed as a pub in 2006 but thankfully to be refurbished into a 15-bedroom hotel with the decor reflecting back to the 1950s 

Browns once owned by a consortium including the actor Neil Morrisey.

Emlyn Arms, Llanarthne

With the closure of the Golden Grove Hotel the Emlyn Arms became the only pub still open in the village of Llanarthne in the Tywi valley, Carmarthenshire. 

Once the property of Lord Cawdor and previously called the Paxton.  Refurbished in recent years with food being served in the bar or restaurant.  The Emlyn Arms is only a short distance from the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. 

The Gwyn Arms, Abercrave

The Gwyn Arms dates back to the 1760s and built by the river Tawe.  At one time a stopping point for the coaches on the Swansea and Brecon run where at one time large double doors would have been seen in the lounge which signified area where horses were once changed.
Interior include beamed ceilings, horse brasses on the walls and a roaring log fire during the long Winter months.
Nearby attractions include Dan-yr- Ogof caves and Craig-y-nos Country Park
Prime location for walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Angel Inn, Llandeilo

Angel InnLocated next door to the independent chapel that gave Llandeilo its name.  It had a thatched roof back in 1870 and was run by Sarah Hopkins. 

To gain entry to the beer garden one passes through a large function hall with its Michaelangelo style ceiling which was painted by local artist David Cowdry.

Cawdor Arms, Llandeilo

The Cawdor Arms is Grade II Georgian building located in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.  Stands on the site of the old Bear Inn.  It was from here that election banquets and plays were held.  The renowned actress Sarah Siddons performed here. 

It was in the old Bear Inn between 1763 and 1765 that John Wesley visited Carmarthenshire and began establishing the Wesleyan cause in the town.

The White Hart Inn, Llanddarog

Located in Llanddarog and not far from the busy M4.  The White Hart is believed to be one of the oldest pubs in Carmarthenshire with the building dating back to 1371.  The workmen who built the church nearby are said to have been housed at the inn, indeed even built for the purpose.

The Mansel Arms, Carmarthen

Located close to the town centre. Recently refurbished to include laminated wooden flooring.

Beer garden located at back.

Serving real ale.

Plume of Feathers, Carmarthen

Plume of Feathers, CarmarthenSmall compact Brains public house situated in the town centre.  Popular with locals and passing trade. 

Walls decorated with various sporting memorabilia. 

Has darts board and jukebox.

Stag and Pheasant, Carmarthen

Locals pub located close to the town centre.  Located not too far from the river Tywi and therefore explaining the coracle on the wall behind the bar. 

Good food served in relaxing surroundings and the bar includes a jukebox and large television. 

Serving real ale and has a beer garden.

The New Tredegar, Upper Cwm Twrch

A friendly and cosy pub located in the Swansea Valley with log fire.
A real ale establishment promoting local Breweries.


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