I've been promising myself a trip to Brown's Hotel for the last three years simply for its Dylan Thomas connections. Last year it was closed for refurbishment so it was top of the places to visit for this year. We popped in tonight for two pints and a couple of glasses of wine. The refurbishment is tasteful blending old and new in the bar and lounge. I took the Brown's Hotel themed brew although I noticed there was also Old Speckled Hen on draught. Harvey was allowed in the bar and was kindly offered a bowl of water. Instead he had a pleasant sleep under the table.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Brown's 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 13 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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- Also Known As:
- The Brown's Laugharne, Wales