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High Street | Llansteffan, Carmarthen SA33 5JY, Wales
+44 1267 241656
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A long overdue Introduction and belated appreciation.

Judith very kindly accepted my pre-order of a classic mixed fish stew weeks before we arrived in late June. We had booked a table for Friday AND Saturday to make up for disappointments experienced on previous occasions. On our arrival, Big Bill introduced himself, confirmed our earlier order and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Sally M
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Judith very kindly accepted my pre-order of a classic mixed fish stew weeks before we arrived in late June. We had booked a table for Friday AND Saturday to make up for disappointments experienced on previous occasions. On our arrival, Big Bill introduced himself, confirmed our earlier order and subsequently escorted us to our immaculately set table. the 'Fish Stew'... More 

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Thank Sally M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

First Impressions The premises is located in the centre of the idyllic costal village of Llanstephan making it easy to locate and only minutes from the picturesque seafront. It is a welcoming and friendly restaurant run by a great chef, Bill, and his wife Judith and once inside it is like entering their home. Anyone who loves life and enjoys... More 

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Oxford
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very high standard of cooking with friendly service. My starter of seared scallops and and main course were cooked to perfection (both are very difficult to cook perfectly). Better cooked than I have had in some Michelin star restaurants. If you go be prepared for taking a doggy bag away. My turbot was so large that it overhung the edge... More 

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Thank AnnualOxford
Swansea, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Locally sourced ingredients, vegetables straight from the owners garden and an expert chef amounts to one of the best dining experiences I have enjoyed for a long time. Positioned in the centre of Llansteffan, Yr Hen Dafarn is an interesting building from the outside with the appearance of an inviting traditional Welsh pub. On the inside the restaurant looks cosy... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since moving to Carmarthen 4 years ago, we have eaten at Yr Hen Dafarn many times on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. The last time we ate there was on my husband's 70th birthday in April 2015 with 12 of our friends. We all had a fantastic time and Bill & Judith made sure John had a lovely birthday... More 

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1 Thank Patricia H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time. The proprietors Judith and Bill were very welcoming and engaged with us at every opportunity making sure we felt comfortable and taken care of. The food was delicious and a gastronomical delight, though the portions were a bit too large for our stomachs which meant that our plates were not left empty. I hope they... More 

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Thank mounfly
Wales
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Be prepared for a dining experience unlike most. The food is the freshest I have eaten in many years and the service comes direct from the owners Bill (chef) and his wife. I have eatern here atleast once a year for the last 4 or 5 years and in that time, everyone I speak to who knows Llanesteffan has great... More 

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cardiff
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited Bills restaurant on a Saurday evening! The food was cooked to perfection, the service was great! We would highly recommend this restaurant if your in the area 10/10

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devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Me and my partner have eaten here 2 or 3 times and will be visiting again when we next stay in Llansteffan this December. Great food, great experience .... A must do when inLlansteffan.

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Llantwit Major
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Staying with friends in Llansteffan and booked the 6 of us in for a Saturday night meal. Very glad we did. The choice, quality,portions & service were exceptional. I believe "Big Bill's" specialities are fish & game however my Trio of Pork was excellent. I believe he tries to source as much as he can locally. For what we ate... More 

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  • Address: High Street | Llansteffan, Carmarthen SA33 5JY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: +44 1267 241656

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  • Cuisine: British

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