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The Butchers Arms

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Llanddarog, Carmarthen SA32 8NS, Wales
01267 275 330
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Description: A traditional Welsh country pub - from original oak beams, cosy rooms...
A traditional Welsh country pub - from original oak beams, cosy rooms & roaring fire to homemade locally sourced ingredients & Welsh speaking staff. A True taste of Wales!David & Mavis have owned The Butchers for 30 years and have built up a good reputation for serving quality homemade food at a reasonable price. The old Stable block will be open to overnight guests in August 2012
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great, traditional, home cooked scran

We've been to the Butchers Arms a number of times in the past few months, and have never been disappointed. Exceptionally generous portions, great service from local youngsters, and the specials are always a terrific option. But go there hungry! The main portions will have you loosening your belt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Iwan Cilberllan W
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been to the Butchers Arms a number of times in the past few months, and have never been disappointed. Exceptionally generous portions, great service from local youngsters, and the specials are always a terrific option. But go there hungry! The main portions will have you loosening your belt and patting your stomach with a contented sigh. And the cockle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Outstanding food, The best mix grill in the area Excellent staff - always jammed packed which speaks for itself.

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Wales
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27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Meal for four on a Saturday night. Real firm was on, friendly welcome and nice atmosphere. Menu was varied and interesting. Had a Butchers platter. Seem to think it was bigger when I had it during a previous visit (two tiny sausages). Was nice all the same. Family had gammon and scampi. It was all nice, just not outstanding. Will... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

For one reason or another, no fault of this food heaven, I have not been for at least 18 months. A friend of mine and I went to the Butchers on Friday 24th April evening. Lovely welcoming fire, especially as it turned cold and wet. The genuine welcome from the staff as usual and and a friendly word or two.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I went there for a meal with my grandchildren. We didn't book, but that was no problem for them even though they were busy. There were lots of local people eating out there, which is always a good sign. The staff were excellent, and the food was very good. We had a really nice evening. We will call again.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We've eaten here several times recently, as it is a place you can guarantee a perfecly cooked meal every time! The menu has something to suit everyone, whether it's pub grub or something a bit more special, the menu suits any occasion. I recently had the salmon fillet (melt in the mouth) followed by Lemon Posset for pudding (scrumptious!). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We celebrated my niece's 18th birthday with a family meal for 10 people... and fair play staff had put banners up wishing her a happy birthday.Everyone's food came out the same time nobody was left waiting , the food was delicious and plenty of it. Puddings were also gorgeous and the young waitress was lovely and couldn't do enough for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped for lunch at the Butchers on the way home from Carmarthen. We were very impressed by the quality of the food. My wife ordered cod in batter and it was absolutely delicious. It was as described, skinless and boneless. I ordered the highwayman's platter and thoroughly enjoyed it! Deserts were also homemade and delicious. My... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Interesting little pub with a focus on food. we called for lunch and ordered pan fried cockles and a prawn cocktail for starters; both dishes were served promptly with the cockles served in a mini f/pan and tasted great, whilst the prawn cocktail was a big disappointment being swamped by a jungle of chewy salad that seemed alien to the... More 

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swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went for our valentines meal, service was spot on and was nice and busy. Food was lovely, plenty of choice. Will return in the future

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Llanddarog, Carmarthen SA32 8NS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: 01267 275 330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

A traditional Welsh country pub - from original oak beams, cosy rooms & roaring fire to homemade locally sourced ingredients & Welsh speaking staff. A True taste of Wales!David & Mavis have owned The Butchers for 30 years and have built up a good reputation for serving quality homemade food at a reasonable price. The old Stable block will be open to overnight guests in August 2012

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