Arrived at Browns on Saturday afternoon. We were pleasantly surprised by our room which had a unique and quirky feel to it. It was on the first floor at the rear and was perfect. The bar and front room are very welcoming and its nice to see locals using the bar aswell as residents.
We enjoyed Laugharne and Dylan Thomas' Boathouse. We will return to Laugharne in the summer and again stay at Browns. The pub next door, The Three Mariners is where guests at Browns take breakfast which was very adequate. Laugharne has some nice gift shops and craft shops and is a charming village.
One night wasn't enough
- Also Known As:
- Browns Hotel Laugharne, Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Browns Hotel Laugharne will forever be associated with Dylan Thomas. It was his favourite 'watering hole' and he gathered most of the material for his iconic play, Under Milk Wood, from the stories he heard in the bar. In 2012 the hotel underwent a complete refurbishment and offers 14 luxurious rooms with organic Welsh mattresses, en-suite bathrooms and LCD HD TVs. As well as the fully restored bar there is a reading room, conference room and a free car-park to the rear. The bar stocks drinks from the Penderyn Distillery range as well as Welsh real ale and there are tasty bar meals on offer. We have live music on Sunday afternoons and regular evening events. The Grade 2 listed 'bar with rooms', which was built in 1752, stands on Laugharne's King St, a short distance from the castle, estuary, gifts shops and cafes, the quirky Tin Shed military museum and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse – the poet's, 'sea-shaken house on a breakneck of rocks', where he lived for the last four years of his tragically short life. It is now a museum and tea room and is open all year round. Laugharne is not just for literary types – it sits on the Wales Coastal Path and there are several walks in the area from where you can view the herons and egrets down on the timeless estuary. We'll leave the last word on Laugharne to Dylan: '... a mild beguiling island of a town... there is nowhere like it anywhere at all.' ... more less
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