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Y Polyn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Y Polyn Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH, Wales
+44 1267 290000
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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South Wales
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here again yesterday for lunch. I LOVE this place! As an ex-chef I really appreciate what they do here. I had the cheap set meal, and it was absolutely wonderful. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, on bed of white beans, vegetables and stock followed by pear frangipane tart with chantilly cream. Outstanding!

Thank Steve_Nelson
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent pub/restaurant that is in the country but quite near the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. The décor is simple but stylish with lots of food-related art work, good lighting and comfortable seating. They now have a wide wooden stair to an upper events area where there is a substantial table for biggish groups (there are also... More 

Thank PFBrain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the service slow, but staff were friendly. Very good food, if somewhat overpriced. Overall? Yes, I'd return.

Thank Cherry W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during the week and so glad we made the effort. This is a lovely relaxing restaurant tucked into off of the beaten track. The lunch menu looked good but we opted for the simple set three course lunch. No choice just one starter, main meal and dessert. One price. One meal. Delicious. Starter was Thai Pork... More 

Thank Martin W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews of this remotely situated restaurant were very positive and this tends to make a report more difficult and i tend to look for the negatives rather than positives. Sadly I couldn't find anything out of order....although a little expensive for the area around Carmarthen the food made up for this. The restaurant was full and everyone appeared to... More 

Thank Tim G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restuarant near Ffos Las racecourse if you ever have a runner there please go to this restaurant now before it gets a Michelin star which it will do within the next few years. Food was superb, tasty and nice size portions. I had the guinea fowl with a pearl barley risotto and my wife had a fish soup which... More 

Thank Ivan G
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been many times as a couple or with friends. James and his team always make us feel special, whatever the occasion. There is always a tremendous selection of wines and beers. That is not the jewel in the crown however, the food is always excellent, wonderfully prepared and presented beautifully. One of the best restaurants... More 

Thank Steve G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always seems noisy food good but have had better... seems overrated!! Been here a few times and always come away a bit disappointed, even though the food quality is good.

Thank Denise M
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the room upstairs. Fabulous welcome. Large menu but catering for all tastes. 19 people in our party. Efficient without compromising on excellent food. Good selection of Welsh produce. Fixed price menu Would We call again?? Most definately. A great overall experience

Thank Ruth W
Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get a table for two on a busy Tuesday (all Tuesdays are busy) My husband was very pleased to have a choice of four real ales, most unusual in a restaurant. The food was excellent, the service there when you wanted it and the boss was happy to advise on suitable wine to accompany the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $44
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Y Polyn Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: +44 1267 290000
Award winning pub/restaurant featuring Carmarthenshire's finest produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?