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“Bar meals were good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cawdor Restaurant (Cawdor Arms)

The Cawdor Restaurant (Cawdor Arms)
72 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6EN, Wales (Formerly Cawdor Arms)
01558823500
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Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Llandeilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: British, Bistro, Gastropub, Welsh
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Cawdor is renowned for enthusiastic Head Chef Gavin Oram's delectable cuisine. Gavin delights in serving a mix of traditional and innovative dishes using the freshest local ingredients wherever possible.
Billericay, United Kingdom
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“Bar meals were good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were too late for the restaurant so settled for a sandwich from the bar. We sat in the lounge area which is between the bar and the front of the hotel, with comfortable settees and armchairs. Menus were on the tables, and we ordered from the bar where we had to prepay for the food and drinks. Drinks were served immediatley for us to take back to the table, but food was brought to the table from the kitchen as soon as it was ready. The sandwiches were excellent and the service fast and efficient.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“The very best B&B ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights - Neat wee village, some good local sites, and a good base to drive to St Davids, Hay-On-Wye, Brecon Beacons, The Mumbles. Best of all was the Cawdor itself - great room with lots of character, beautiful beds, great bar and restaurant, fabulous comfort in the lounge, and very well priced. The staff were welcoming and friendly. Could have spent the whole holiday right there. Still smiling about the whole experience.

Visited December 2012
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Ammanford
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“Warm friendly country hotel atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Cawdors is set in the middle of LLandeilo, a pretty market town on the River Towy which is well worth a visit. The hotel has a country house feel. There is a small comfortable lounge area adjacent to a bar which has tables and chairs and a rather cold atmosphere. The restaurant is large, wood panelled with a vintage feel, comfortable and welcoming.

The food is very good. There are deals some lunchtimes and the menu is interesting, making good use of local produce. The food is well presented and the service is very good. Overall worth a visit at lunchtime or for an evening meal.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't go for the food it's a rip off.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I'm local so haven't stayed overnight, but my experience of the food is that it is mediocre and overpriced. Bread is often stale, cheese is old, soups uninspired. The only vegetarian main 0 Talley Goats Cheese Tart has been the sole option on the menu now for the last 5 years. It's a joke. Staff generally disinterested and disengaged. They're lucky they've got no compettion to speak of. Would never recommend it. Find yourself a nice B&B and a local pub meal.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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“Thane of my appetite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Cawdor Arms, the food is delicious and you can't go far wrong in whatever selection you make from the menu. The wine list is also extensive with a nice variety of excellent wines. The staff are very friendly and helpful and offered some good advice when we placed our orders. The setting and the atmosphere are all conducive to a great night out.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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