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High Street | Llansteffan, Carmarthen SA33 5JY, Wales
+44 1267 241656
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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
Gastronomic Delight

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Patricia H
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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Wales
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is in the village of Llansteffan. Always fully booked at least a week ahead. Book early and you will not be disappointed. Bill catches his own fish. If he has Tbone steak on the menu you wont need to eat for days.

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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Book & Be Amazed! Would like to say a huge the thank you to Bill & Judith for a superb evening. The experience at Yr Hen Dafarn is just what dining out with friends & family should be like. Relaxed, Reliable, Refreshing & a "Right good night". Oh, & the food is "Right nice" :D Home made pate; the best... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I presume this is the one we went to actually in Llansteffan near Carmarthen. It is only open on Fridays and Saturdays and is run entirely by Big Bill and his wife. Bill does the cooking and comes out and chats in between while his wife does the rest. Everything is made on the premises, comes from the garden or... 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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