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“Where Dylan Thomas once lived.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seaview - CLOSED

Seaview
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Where Dylan Thomas once lived.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Another place where Dylan Thomas lived, now a restaurant and hotel. Good meals can be had here. Or if you just want a coffee and a chat during the day it is still a great place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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20 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Overpriced B&B”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stayed at Seawiew for one night stay. Top floor room was not that roomy and in need of a thorough vacuuming, carpet was badly stained, thick layer of dust over surfaces, television did not work. Furnishings had seen better days. On-suite shower room was very narrow but clean and toiletries were provided. Breakfast was good, only downside having to order what you wanted to eat the previous evening, would rather make up my mind at the breakfast table. Over priced accommodation, trading on the fact Dylan Thomas had lived there, better much cheaper places in the area.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Praa Sands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

we had a good evening (not much of a sea view) and parking difficult would advise parking in the castle car park. It was a bit quiet with not much atmosphere but the food was good. We didn't go back as we thought it was expensive and as I say the atmosphere wasn't to our taste. But give it a try as the owner is a great chef. Front of house good too.

Visited April 2012
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Thank angela v
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Booked meal but not notified restaurant chef had left so no food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Didn't like fact we were not told hotel was closed so no restaurant open when we had pre-booked for 4 people.

Visited February 2012
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Thank millycat34
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London
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Adventures in serious gastronomy with an evocative setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

This was an overnight stop for us, but it felt like a break all of its own. Seaview is a rtestaurant with rooms (def in that order) in a townhouse that was once Dylan Thomas' home (he lived in the nearby Boat House rather later). The setting of the Laugharne estuary is soo beautiful, we dragged ourselves up at the crack of dawn to walk out to see and hear curlews herons and oystercatchers on the great sandy foreshores. The highlight though was our dinner, a multi-course tasting menu of locally-sourced and imaginatively cooked seafood and meat were especially delicious. Now and then among the multiple courses, it seemed like a combination had one too many ingredients, or didn't quite come off - for me the lamb and anchovy combination wasn't quite right. But my wife loved that dish - and in any case, the whole experience inclined us to be generous, juts as the food was. Notably good choice of wines too. Service was very personal: one server, one chef, a handful of (slightly scuffed and crowded) bedrooms. But a great visit and Dinner bed and breakfast was good value. Check out the bar on the ground floor to find out more about the history of the house: eat where TS Eliot took tea with Dylan Thomas!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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