Browns Hotel South and Mid Wales (Carmarthenshire)

“Built in 1752 and forever linked to poet and writer Dylan Thomas, Brown's Hotel is now an iconic literary address. The rooms have been elegantly refurbished and the bar is stocked with plenty of Welsh ales. An ideal place to stay for any Thomas fans looking to relive and explore his past. ”

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“Dylan Thomas once famously described Laugharne as the “strangest town in Wales.” Anyone looking to see the inspiration for his work should look no further. Home to his favourite watering hole, it has been said that Thomas would usually visit Brown's twice a day. The 18th Century Inn has since been fully refurbished but helps to keep the poet's memory alive with a host of memorabilia and a cosy snug, with a small library of Thomas related reading material. The elegantly decorated bedrooms are steeped in character- old wooden beams, exposed brick walls and fine Welsh linen. In the bar, they stock a good range of Welsh ales and serve a few light snacks. This notable address is obviously the place to stay for the avid Thomas fan - at the heart of the town, it has become an established venue for the Laugharne Weekend festival that takes place each year in April. Spend the day visiting Thomas' old homes and follow the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk before returning for a drink in his favourite bar. ”

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Dylan Thomas’s favourite pub: Browns Hotel

Over the years, drinkers became used to literary pilgrims turning up to ask about the poet. There are local stories of quite a few regulars who would obligingly spin out their acquaintance with the writer

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

A TRIP ROUND WALES WITH DYLAN THOMAS

Brown's Hotel, once Thomas's watering hole, has a cosy bar - now revitalised but not boringly sanitised - and 14 rooms, each a paean to Welsh slate and wool.

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveler (view article)

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Facilities

Parking
Bar
Serves light bites and snacks
In room DVD
Meeting Room
Library
Free wifi
Wifi
Pet friendly
Child friendly
In room music system

Activities

Learning
The Dylan Thomas Boathouse - poet's former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Birdwatching
Birdwatching at the Grist
Riding
Marros Riding Centre
Great walks
Follow the lovely two-mile 'Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk'
Golf
Sights nearby
Visit the magnificent Laugharne Castle

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Activities

Learning
The Dylan Thomas Boathouse - poet's former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Birdwatching
Birdwatching at the Grist
Riding
Marros Riding Centre
Great walks
Follow the lovely two-mile 'Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk'
Golf
Sights nearby
Visit the magnificent Laugharne Castle

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Full of character
Was favourite watering hole of poet and writer Dylan Thomas
Free wifi
Riverside
Historic
Built in 1752, is an iconic literary address.
Inn
Pet friendly
Child friendly

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14 rooms
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