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  • Meat and Fish
  • Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit and Preserves
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PRODUCERS

BAKERY, CEREALS and PASTA

Anuna Craft Bakery Capel Dewi, Llandysul. Tel: 01559 362028. Website: anuna.co.uk.  Email: anunabakery@gmail.com   Flavoursome sourdough breads — pain de campagne, light rye, Penbanc malted, light spelt. Also croissants and bread pudding. Available from the shop at Capel Dewi, Llandysul, on Fridays (phone to order). Also Lampeter People’s Market, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in Victoria Hall; Carrot Cruncher, 8 Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn, on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Casa del Cymru  Llysteifi Lechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 2NX. Tel:  07988 874876 Website: www.casadelcymru.co.uk  Email: info@casadelcymru.co.uk   Artisan pasta from Simon and Gina Sarracini Pope, Italian tradition with Welsh ingredients. Seven flavoured pastas including spinach and cracked black pepper, and carrot and citrus; ten raviolis, such as Perl Las cheese with chives and walnuts and smoked Swansea salmon with sweet red pepper, dill, ricotta and lime. The Sarracini Popes use organic flour and Welsh eggs. Available through Carmarthen and Barry food assemblies and, subject to a minimum order value, by delivery to your door in mainland Britain except the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  They also supply restaurants throughout Wales. 

Cegin Pantygwin  Pantygwin, Cellan, Lampeter SA48 8HL. Tel: 01570 423651  Rhonwen Thomas bakes cakes and quiches of many types and flavours made to order, and caters for events. Bread, pies, quiches, cakes at Llansawel Market every 3rd Saturday in the month. (See entry for Llansawel Market under Retailers) 

Hafodneddyn Feeds  Hafodneddyn Farm, Broad Oak, Llandeilo SA19 7AE. Tel: 01558 668207, 07977 913469  Information from Anne-Marie Royal Website: http://www.hafodneddynfeeds.co.uk Email: am.royal123@btinternet.com  For animals rather than humans – Hafodneddyn Feeds is a family-run business based at Hafodneddyn Farm, open Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday 8.30am-12noon. Oats and wheat grown on the farm are ingredients in the range of feeds formulated for beef cattle, sheep, horses and pigs. Wherever possible local suppliers are used, and the electricity on the farm is generated using solar panels. As part of the sustainability programme, more than 125 acres of woodland are grown and managed on the farm.

 Popty Patagonia Bakehouse  Crescent Road, Llandeilo. Tel: 01558 822637 Website: http://www.poptypatagoniabakehouse.co.uk  Email: cecilia@poptypatagoniabakehouse.co.uk  Cecilia Pruden’s baked goods include Lithuanian rye bread, made with organic flours, milk, black treacle, butter, yeast, sea salt and caraway seeds. This bread stays fresh for a long time, is filling and packed with flavour. Other tasty breads include Irish wholemeal, spelt, spelt and rye, and a rye bread made with organic flour and organic pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Cakes, quiches and gluten-free products also. Cecilia grew up in Argentina, and brings Patagonian culinary traditions to Llandeilo.

BEVERAGES

Hafod Water  Hafodneddyn Estate, Llandeilo SA19 7AE. Tel: 01558 668207  Mobile: 07977 913469  Website: www.hafodwater.co.uk  Email: am.royal123@btinternet.com  Spring water on Hafodneddyn Farm is decanted into 18.5-litre bottles destined for businesses and others who drink substantial quantities. The bottled water is sold through three main distributors: Y Ffynnon Ltd of Upper Brynamman, Ammanford, tel 01269 506113; Water Cooler Wales of Llandovery, tel 07976 904976; and Nant-y-Mynydd of Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, tel 01766 806580. 

DAIRY and ICE CREAM

Holden Farm Dairy  Bwlchwernen Fawr, Llangybi, Lampeter SA48 8PS. Tel: 01570 493283 Website: http://www.hafodcheese.co.uk Email: rob@hafodcheese.co.uk, enquiries@hafodcheese.co.uk  The renowned Hafod organic Cheddar cheese made by Sam and Rachel Holden, from their herd of Ayrshire cows, is nutty and rich with a flavour all its own. Bwlchwernen is Wales’s longest-certified organic dairy farm, started by Sam’s father Patrick, chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust.

Mountain View Ice Cream  Ffrwdwen, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 7TR. Tel: 07815 750693  Email: mary@mountainviewicecream.co.uk  Mountain View — Golwg y Mynydd — is rich, real ice cream from Mary Jones, Capel Isaac, near Llandeilo. The Jones family’s mainly Friesian cows provide the milk for the ice cream, which Mary takes in a mobile servery to events such as shows, carnivals and parties. Range of flavours including butterscotch, chocolate and strawberry.

MEAT and FISH

Black Mountain Foods  Cwmcochied, Cwmdu, Llandeilo SA19 7EE. Tel: 07966 471545  Website: www.blackmountainfoods.co.uk  Email: mynydddu@aol.com   Jemima and Peter Mitchell are wholesalers of organic meat and poultry over a wide area, supplying retailers including Dewi Roberts Butchers at 16 Towy Terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo.

Charcutier  Felin y Glyn Farm, Pontnewydd, Pontyates, Llanelli SA15 5TL. Tel: 01554 810345, Tuesday-Friday 8am – 6.30pm Website: http://www.charcutier.co.uk   Winner, Best Producer in the BBC Food Awards 2016. Illtud Llyr Dunsford and Liesel Taylor raise pedigree Welsh pigs and produce a distinctive range of sausages, cured hams, and cooked, smoked and air-dried meats, popular with restaurateurs. They run courses in charcuterie production, too.

Fferm Tyllwyd  Felingwm-uchaf, Carmarthenshire SA32 7QE. Tel: 01267 290537  Welsh Black beef reared and finished organically on grass and silage from Fferm Tyllwyd. Fresh on the 3rd weekend of every month, frozen at other times. True Taste of Wales/ Gwir Flas award winner; award from Michelin chefs. Sold through Brechfa Community Shop, Dryslwyn Community Shop, Llanddarog Village Shop, Llansawel Market, also available on the farm by arrangement. RSPB-approved farm, minimal food miles, very high standards of animal welfare. Contact John James, email johntyllwyd@btinternet.com, mobile 0771 582 7939

Rhosyn Farm Produce  Parcyrodyn, Blaen-y-Coed, Carmarthenshire SA33 6HB.  Tel: 01267 281631  Email: rhosynfarm@gmail.com   Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Golden Guernsey goats, also sheep and poultry. Neil and Emma Rose make sausages, BBQ packs and other meat products, sell hot food as well at Carmarthen Market (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays), have a catering service for events, and sell produce through Dryslwyn Community Shop (see under Retailers). The Rhosyn Special is an all-day breakfast roll with home-produced burger, sausage, bacon and egg, and a garnish of cheese, onions and sauce.

Ty Siriol  Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8DQ. Tel: 01792 882676 Website: www.welshpork.co.uk  Email: shop@welshpork.co.uk  Delicious pork from the farm at Pontarddulais, where native Welsh pigs are bred and raised. Product range includes chops, joints, sausages, gammon, bacon, faggots, burgers. Markets in Swansea (Uplands and Mumbles) and Cowbridge.  Customers are welcome to order and then collect their purchases by arrangement from one of the markets which Ty Siriol attends. Available in seven shops, of which the most local to Llandeilo is Wrights Emporium, Llanarthne.

VEGETABLES, HERBS, FRUIT and PRESERVES

Bee Dazzled Cymru Oakfield, Llanwrda SA19 8HD  Tel: 07731 854533  Email: twobuzzybees@icloud.com   Honey including flavoured, many beeswax products such as candles.

Stuart and Jo, who run Bee Dazzled, are artisan honey producers who live in Llanwrda and keep bees in apiaries around the area. Jo said: “As well as honey we make a range of products with it such as honey mustards, honey fudge, honegar and flavoured honeys. We also offer beeswax candles. We never buy honey in and undertake the entire process, keeping the bees, extracting the honey and making the products, ourselves so we control every aspect. We keep the honey from each apiary separate so we preserve the character of each place. Our honey is never pasteurised and we only filter enough to remove the bits you don’t want while leaving the all important pollen.  You can buy our honey and honey products online, at events around the area and the honey from Cig y Cennen in Llandybie, and Dryslwyn community shop.”

Blaencamel Farm  Cilcennin, Lampeter SA48 8DB. Tel: 01570 470529 Website: http://blaencamel.com  Email: anne@blaencamel.fsnet.co.uk  Peter Segger OBE and Anne Evans grow vegetables in rotation with clover and grasses for sheep. Their highly productive 45-acre farm, where compost-making is a vital part of the system, includes 1.5 acres of unheated greenhouses. The greenhouse area has been expanded from one acre, to improve the security of supply of vegetables in case of adverse climate change. Fresh green produce is generally available year-round, and in summer the wide range of crops includes tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and strawberries. The indoor and outdoor produce, and home-made preserves, are sold in the shop on the farm, and much through Watson and Pratts, Lampeter. In addition, there is a box scheme in the Cardiff area organised by Anne’s son Tom, contact tom@blaencamelbox.com. Visitors are welcome to take the woodland walk on the farm, and to look at the crops growing in the greenhouses.

Elmo’s Kitchen  Ffaldybrenin, Ffarmers, Llanwrda. Tel: 07403 865287. Email: claregoodwin2603@aol.co.uk  Clare Goodwin runs the East Carmarthenshire Box Scheme, delivering boxes of vegetables and fruit.

Glebelands Market Garden  St Dogmaels Road, Cardigan SA43 3BA.  Mob: 07511 546701 Website: www.glebelandsmarketgarden.co.uk  Email: contact@glebelandsmarketgarden.co.uk  Experienced growers Adam York and Lesley Bryson transformed a field at St Dogmaels Road, outside Cardigan, into a productive market garden, with a shop on site open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

Liliwen Herbs  Ysgubor Wair, Gwynfe Road, Llandeilo SA19 9HA. Tel: 01558 328156  Website: www.liliwenherbs.com  Email: lucie@liliwenherbs.com  Lucie Scott’s organically grown herbs, well known in West Wales, come fresh and dried, and are also supplied as teas and bodycare products. Online shop. Stockists include Cwmdu Post Office and Community Shop, Myddfai Ty Talcen shop,  Wright’s Independent Food Emporium, Llanarthne. For the latest information, see the Liliwen Herbs page on Facebook. 

Mary’s Homemade Jams Ty Cefn Tregib, Ffairfach, Llandeilo SA19 6TD. Tel: 01558 823942  Also Pure Local Honey from hives in the hills and valleys around Llandeilo. The jams are made from fruit grown on the premises. Available direct or from the Black Mountain  Food Hub, https://hwbbwydtywi.co.uk  (see under Retailers, below).

Organics to Go  Werndolau Farm, Golden Grove, Carmarthen SA32 8NE. Tel: 01558 668798  Email: roger@werndolau.fsnet.co.uk  Organics to Go has been growing registered organic fruit and vegetables at Werndolau Farm, between Llandeilo and Llanarthne, for 20 years. Ten acres of south-facing land are used for growing, and the farm also has six commercial-size polytunnels.Fresh produce is ordered by and delivered to local people every week in the Organics to Go box scheme.

Troed y Rhiw Farm  Llwyndafydd, Llandysul SA44 6BY. Tel: 01545 560475  Website: www.troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk  Email: info@troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk  Nathan Richards and Alicia Miller produce Soil Association certified organic vegetables, soft fruit, herbs and flowers, on their farm Troed y  Rhiw, sold through their own box scheme and local producers’ markets in Newport and St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire. You can also buy from the farm.  They also supply to local shops and restaurants in the area. You can visit the farm for courses and events including beekeeping and wild food foraging weekends. To find out more, search Facebook for Troed-Y-Rhiw Farm.

 

RETAILERS

Black Mountain Food Hub  Llandeilo Station Hub. Tel: 07808 168562  Email: info@blackmountainfoodhub.co.uk  Website: https://hwbbwydtywi.co.uk  Online farmers’ market for the Tywi Valley. Orders can be collected on Fridays, and are also delivered on Fridays. Pick-up points include the Llandeilo Station Hub. Scope also to grow produce for the Hub.  The food hub is a community interest company founded by Sara Tommerup and James Scrivens of Coed Talylan, Bethlehem, who have also established a ‘patchwork farm’ of small-scale local producers. Fundamental intentions include the production and supply of more local vegetables and fruit, in greater variety.

Cooper the Butchers  Smithfield House, 4 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6AE. Tel: 01558 823463  Mob: 07720 287086  Email: jhcooper2012@hotmail.co.uk  Website: www.cooperthebutchers.co.uk  Welsh Black and Hereford beef, Pembrokeshire free-range chicken, Welsh lamb, Dinefwr venison, free-range pork. Burgers, bacon, faggots, sausages – Llandeilo, Old Mercian, Smokey, Garlic, many more flavours. Local deliveries. Shop open 9am-5pm, closed Sundays. Online shop on website.

Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill  Gorslas, Llanelli SA14 7HU. Tel: 01269 844405 Website: www.cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  Email: info@cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  The Watkins family’s farm diversification has created a popular farm shop and café, open 8am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 3.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The farm shop aims to promote local produce which travels as small a distance as possible between farm and plate. There are Hereford beef and Texel-cross lamb from Cwmcerrig Farm itself, other local meats, sausages, quiches, pies, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruit, bread and baked goods, cheeses, milk and other dairy goods, confectionery and more. See also under Restaurants.

Cwmdu Shop  Cwmdu, Llandeilo SA19 7DU. Tel: 01558 685088  Website: www.cwmdu.org  The tiny village of Cwmdu, south of Talley, offers a shop and post office in historic premises. The community shop sells local foods including pies and bread, as well as organic and Fair Trade products and household essentials. More details on Facebook, send your email address to be included on the mailing list. Opening hours for shop and post office, Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-1.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm. Next door the Cwmdu Inn is open Tuesday-Friday 11.30am-1.30pm and Wednesday-Saturday 7pm-11pm. There is a community restaurant seating 19, available for hire for events, parties and meetings. There are regular events such as salsa lessons, the annual Boat Race, a summer picnic in June, and Apple Day in October. The villages of Cwmdu and Talley unite for a summer fair. 

Dewi Roberts Butchers  16 Towy Terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo SA19 6ST. Tel: 01558 822566 Website: www.dewirobertsbutchers.com  Email: info@dewirobertsbutchers.com  Dewi Roberts’ shop is noted for Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef, free-range pork and bacon, game, home-made sausages and burgers and home-cooked meats and pies. The shop also sells wines, preserves, Welsh cheeses and fresh fish. Customers travel from far away, but if you prefer to order from your armchair, you can select meat packs at www.dewirobertsbutchers.com. Delivery is by overnight courier.  

Dryslwyn Community Shop and Post Office  SA32 7BX, by H G Bryer Mazda Garage. Tel: 01558 668221  Email: info@dryslwyn.org.uk  A group of some 40 volunteers runs the shop and post office, which opened as a community venture in 2009. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am-4.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday 8.30am-12 noon. Lots of local foods, and an internet café.

Llandeilo Country Market  Llandeilo Civic Hall, Crescent Road (opposite entrance to main carpark)  Locally grown and freshly baked produce, on sale in Llandeilo Civic Hall on Friday mornings 8.30am to 12.30pm. Wide variety – fairy cakes to quiches, courgettes to redcurrants, bean plants to pansies. Craft items ideal as gifts. Free entry.  New members welcome, to sell their produce, plants and crafts.

Llansawel Market  Llansawel Village Hall, third Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm.  Produce from local suppliers including Cegin Pantygwin (cakes, bread, quiches, pies), Fferm Tyllwyd (organic beef, also eggs), Elmo’s Kitchen (vegetables and fruit), Cothi Valley (baked goods) and Simply Caws (Welsh cheeses). Foods and crafts to buy, refreshments. Contact Bill Davis, tel 01558 685696, email twmdavis@gmail.com.

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Llansawel Christmas market, December 2018

Mathews Butchers  6 Stone Street, Llandovery SA20 0JR. Tel: 01550 721277 Website: www.mathewsbutchers.co.uk  Email: info@mathewsbutchers.co.uk  By Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales.  High quality Welsh lamb, beef, pork, bacon. Homemade sausages, meat pies, sausage rolls.  Much meat from local farms.  Family run, open Monday-Saturday inclusive. Meat boxes for sale online.

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Mathews of Llandovery, by Royal Appointment

Simply Caws   Email: timmartin200@icloud.com  Selling artisan cheeses produced within about 30 miles of Lampeter – and there is a wide choice, such as Teifi, Hafod, Caws Cenarth. Stall at the People’s Market in Victoria Hall, Lampeter, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, and Llansawel Market in the village hall, 3rd Saturdays. On Facebook, look for Simply Caws.

Watson and Pratts Unit 23-24, Lampeter Industrial Estate, Tregaron Road, Lampeter SA48 8LT.  Tel: 01570 423099  Website: http://www.watsonandpratts.co.uk  Shop for organic products, wholesale for fruit and vegetables. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5.30pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays. Actual and online shop, home deliveries in Mid and South Wales, for which minimum order £10 and delivery charge £1.50. Delivery free for orders over £25. Organic breads, bakery products, dairy, meat, wines, beers, ciders, household products as well as fruit, vegetables and other foods. Owned and run by Lucy Watson and Ben Pratt, previously the Organic Fresh Food Company.

 

RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS, CATERERS

Blas o’r Tan  Tel: 07976 945245  Email: thomas.bean@gmail.com  Tom and Lara Bean from Myddfai have a mobile wood-fired pizza oven and pop-up kitchen in which they cook at events, festivals and private functions such as weddings. Hand-made fresh pizzas savoury and sweet, salads, hot and cold drinks. Using organic stoneground flour of Felin Ganol Watermill, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, whenever possible, Welsh cheeses and other local foods plus foraged ingredients such as samphire, nasturtiums, asparagus and blackberries. Latest information on the Blas o’r Tan page on Facebook.

Carreg Cennen Tearoom  Trapp, Llandeilo SA19 6UA. Tel: 01558 822291  Popular, atmospheric eatery in a converted barn below Carreg Castle Castle, on the farm run by the Llewellyn family (also owners of the castle). Home-made and local produce. Open daily 9.30am to 5.30pm in summer, to 4pm in winter.  Closed Christmas Day.

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Coaltown Coffee latte

Coaltown Roastery Canteen  Foundry Road, Ammanford SA18 2LS. Tel: 01269 400105. Email: roasterycanteen@coaltowncoffee.co.uk. Website: http://www.coaltowncoffee.co.uk  Open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm Saturdays, 9am-4pm Sundays. Breakfasts 8am-11.45am, from £3.50 currently (February 2019) for toast and coffee to £8.85 for a full cooked meal. Lunches feature soup, Welsh-heritage dishes with ingredients such as cockles and  leeks, and Italian ones offering mozzarella, olives and pesto and the like. Busy with a young clintele. One very unusual feature is that you cannot pay with cash — it is CARDS ONLY.

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Lunches at Coaltown Coffee — clockwise from top, Italian meats tartine, chicken flatbread, flatbread with avocado salad, and another chicken flatbread

Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill  Gorslas, Llanelli SA14 7HU. Tel: 01269 844405  Website: www.cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  The Watkins family’s farm diversification has created a popular café at the farm shop, open 8am to 4.30pm Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 3.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.  The café serves large portions of freshly cooked food at fair prices. Both the shop and café are accessible to wheelchairs. For children, there is an outdoor play area. See also under Retailers 

Four Seasons Cafe and Shop  Nantgaredig, Carmarthen SA32 7NY. Tel: 01267 290238  Website: www.fourseasonswales.co.uk  Email: enquiries@fourseasonswales.co.uk  Café at the Four Seasons Health and Leisure Club serves lunches, afternoon teas and coffee. Beer, cider and wine is sold as well as gifts and local produce. Cyclists and walkers welcome, parties by arrangement. Private parties, e.g. baby showers, birthday parties, can be arranged, please phone for details. Opening hours Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

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Salmon salad at the Four Seasons

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Four Seasons table set for tea

Lasswade Country House Hotel and Restaurant  Station Road, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4RW. Tel: 01591 610515  Website: www.lasswadehotel.co.uk  Email: info@lasswadehotel.co.uk  Roger and Emma Stevens’ country house hotel, award winners for Green Tourism and Sustainable Food, has four star accommodation and a restaurant open Monday-Saturday 7.30pm-9.30pm, specialising in fresh local food, booking essential. Three-course dinner £34. Roger was formerly head chef at the Waldorf Hotel in London, and gives cooking demonstrations.Good Hotel Guide 2019, electric car charging point, bring your own horse holidays, and cyclists welcome.

Maryellen’s @ 139  139 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6EN. Tel: 01558 823444  Coffee shop with varied menu and specials, very fair prices. Cakes, breads, biscuits and specialist foods for sale. Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. Our photo shows four lunches, clockwise from top, ham cawl, sausage roll and salad, salmon sandwich (very generous), and rosemary  sausage roll with salad. Typically about £8 – £10 including hot drink.

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Melysion Mam  07967 194155,  melysionmam@gmail.com   Stall at events, specialising in many flavours of fudge, also Welsh cakes.

Sloppy Joe’s Streetfood   gazkris2@gmail.com   Stall at events like the Llandovery Sheep Festival, and in Red Street, Carmarthen, on Fridays and Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen on Wednesdays and Fridays. Chunky grilled sandwiches, lots of fillings, very competitive prices.

Strawberry Shortcake Dining  Unit 1, Crosshands Business Centre, Heol Parc Mawr, Cross Hands, Llanelli SA14 6RE. Tel: 01269 833703 / 07801 823870  Website: www.strawberryshortcakedining.com  Email: info@strawberryshortcakedining.com   Catering, private dining. Chef Scott Davis, who has experience in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, learning from chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, returned home to West Wales to smoke fish and make terrines and pâtés for his venture Cnwd (which means ‘crop’ in English). West Wales coracle-caught sewin (sea trout) and salmon are smoked, using Welsh oak from Talley. Local ingredients also include pedigree Welsh pork, chicken and venison. Now Scott’s expertise is applied to catering for all sorts of functions.

The Castle Hotel  Kings Road, Llandovery SA20 0AP.  Tel: 01550 720343  Email: info@castle-hotel-llandovery.co.uk  Classic pub food, much locally sourced, is at the heart of menus at The Castle, part of the Taste Inn Wales trio of hotels, also comprising the Peterstone Court, Brecon, and The Manor, Crickhowell. Friendly hotel with rooms including the Lord Nelson Suite, where the famous admiral stayed. Daily specials feature lots of fresh fish. Restaurant hours 8am-11am, 12 noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm.

The Old Printing Office  1 Broad Street, Llandovery, SA20 0AR. Tel: 01550 720690  Website: http://www.theoldprintingoffice.co.uk Almost a secret restaurant, through a door at the back of The Old Printing Office shop in Llandovery, light and bright because it is under a glass roof. Lunches Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays 12noon-3pm, coffee/drinks and snacks 9 to 5.30. Daily specials, friendly service, very affordable.

The Warren  11 Mansel Street, Carmarthen SA31 1PX. Tel: 01267 236079  Email: enquiries@warrenmanselst.co.uk  Website: http://warrenmanselst.co.uk  Created by chef Deri Reed, The Warren focuses on local foods and drink, and offers vegan and vegetarian alternatives to menu dishes. Open 9am-5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9am-11pm; Sundays 11am-3pm. Last evening orders 8.30pm. Online reservations for up to 6 persons, for larger parties please phone. Local suppliers include Coaltown Coffee, Watson and Pratts (see under Retailers), Rhosyn Farm and Charcutier (see under Producers).

Valans  29 High Street, Llandybie, SA18 3HX. Tel:  01269 851288  Website: www.valans.co.uk  Email: enquiries@valans.co.uk  Family-run independent restaurant in the village of Llandybie. Everything is made ‘in house’ from the bread to mayonnaise, dressings, stocks and ice cream. They say “If we don’t make it then it isn’t on the menu!” The menus make the most of fresh local ingredients including salt marsh lamb from the Gower and line-caught fish from Burry Port. Valans is open Tuesday to Saturday, lunchtimes 12noon-3pm, last orders 1.45pm, and evenings 7pm-11pm, last orders 8.45pm. Sunday lunch 12noon-3pm.

West End Café  15-17 Broad Street, Llandovery SA20 0AR. Tel:  01550 720694  Website: http://www.westendcafe.co.uk  Long popular with motor bikers (these days the comfortably off middle aged, due to the massive insurance costs facing young bikers) the West End Café offers a wide choice of hearty meals at very reasonable prices. Café open Monday to Saturday 7am to 8pm, Sundays 7.30am to 8pm. Takeaway service 11am to 9pm daily. Sunday carvery.

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Generous carvery lunch, priced at £5.75, in the West End Café

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Wright’s Food Emporium  Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne SA32 8JU.  Tel: 01558 668929 Website: www.wrightsfood.co.uk  Email: maryann@wrightsfood.co.uk  Popular café and delicatessen. Local specialities including Seren & Handmade Brewery beer, Towy sewin, Hafod Cheddar cheese, Charcutier bacon and much more. Open Monday 11am-7pm; Wednesday, Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 9am-10pm, last orders9pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. Car park.

Y Polyn  Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH. Tel: 01267 290000  Website: http://ypolyn.co.uk  Email: hello@ypolyn.co.uk  Award-winning restaurant emphasising top quality local produce excellently cooked, in informal setting. Lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, lunch Sunday. About £40 for a typical three-course lunch or dinner, excluding drinks. Sunday lunch £24 two courses, £29 three courses.

Yr Ysgubor Ystrad Nurseries, Llandeilo Road (A40), Llandovery SA20 0ET. Tel: 01550 721666  Café open seven days a week, 10am-4pm, fresh local foods used. Soup, pies, paninis, salads, sandwiches, cakes. About £8-£12 for lunch including a hot drink. The nursery has a very wide range of healthy-looking plants to buy. Free parking.

Yr Ysgubor – from top clockwise, toasted panini, quiche, toasted panini, sandwich, all with salad. 

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