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For romantic adventure lovers who want to find exquisite eatery’s, but never have time to sift through reviews and Google pages to find the gems

Get inside knowledge on the 11 best places to invest the pennies for the MOST mouthwatering meals in Carmarthenshire and beyond.



Discover why we love them, where to find them and how best to enjoy them.


Here’s the list-of-links to jump ahead: 





The Stone Crab, Saundersfoot $$ 🐾


Why we like it: 

As a place to eat it is a seafood extraordinaire and on the edge of the harbour in Saundersfoot. It is a low slung building that almost gets lost at the side of the harbour. I don’t think I’ve ever walked past without my stomach rumbling from the aromas wafting out the kitchen. (Pups can join for outside eating, it’s a tiny premises. I’d happily enjoy an early dinner outside in the summer post-walk!).


Where to find it: 


Hand drawn map of Saundersfoot


How best to enjoy it:  

Saundersfoot. The holiday destination in South Pembs, second only to the infamous Tenby. If you don’t want to pay for parking, tie in a walk via Monkstone Point, either along the cliff path or stroll along the beach at low tide. Your second option is closer (slightly), park at Wisemans Bridge and take a walk around the coast to Saundersfoot the path is wide, tarmacked and flat, making it an easy and very beautiful walk.



Coast, Coppet Hall Beach $$$


Why we like it:

For sumptuous food, tasty menus and sommeliers. A place to eat overlooking the sea, arrive early for drinks on the balcony in salty sea air. (Restaurant is not dog friendly, the cafe under the restaurant is. Coppet Hall is a dog friendly beach, but at peak times very very busy).


Where to find it: 


Hand drawn map of Coppet Hall


How best to enjoy it: 

Coppet Hall is a picturesque beach with a cafe, surf shop and SUP hire. I’d say make an afternoon of it. There are great changing facilities and showers at Coppet Hall. So you can go SUPPing, shower and glam up for your evening drinks and meal at Coast. Night number two can be pizza at your glamping hideaway.



The Daffodil Inn, Llandysul $$$ 🐾


Why we like it:

An Inn showing its flair for flavour and fine dining. A real up-and-coming treat in Carmarthenshire and the bonus is dogs are welcome. It’s a rare find to have fine dining and dogs in the same building…So one eatery place to check out. (Dog’s welcome)


Where to find it:


Hand drawn map of Llandysul


How best to enjoy it: 

Near Llandysul, we would actually throw you a curve ball here and recommend you visit the National Woolen Mill on the way. It’s a fascinating hour or two, you see working looms and a little of the history of British textiles and fashion - highly recommend it. I’m warning you, you may leave with an exquisite, cosy and eye-wateringly pricey Welsh blanket (I did!).



Bistro on the Bay, Pendine $ 🐾


Why we like it:

The charm of the Bistro is its sea-front location. It is value for money, tasty and dog friendly. With a pre or post walk on the beach, you really can’t go wrong. (Dog friendly)


Where to find it: 


Hand drawn map of Amroth and Pendine


How best to enjoy it: 

Pendine is the location for the land-speed record. It is miles and miles of sand, hopefully you’ll catch the tide out and you can enjoy an endless walk across the sand. If you hang right from the slip there are a few caves to explore. Alternatively you could walk from Amroth over the cliff path to Pendine and back, 2 hours each way.



Y Polyn, Capel Dewi $$$


Why we like it:

The stalwart of the food scene in Carmarthenshire. Y Polyn is a gastronomic marvel and guarantees to delight. (Not dog friendly)


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Y Polyn and National Botanical Gardens


How to enjoy it:

Nearby you have the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. Guests have loved this double up combination, a walk in the enchanting and fascinating gardens (also Wales bird of prey centre), followed by food at Y Polyn. 

The gardens are generally not dog friendly (special days only), so this is a day for pet-free adventurers to enjoy, skip over if you are planning to visit with your pup!




Why we like it:

Delightful location and full of history. The Owl & The Pussycat is very pet-friendly and a relaxed place to enjoy good Welsh food. 


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Laugharne


How to enjoy it:

In Laugharne, famous for “Under Milk Wood” Dylan Thomas. The boat house is a pilgrimage for writers, romantics and poets. It is a magical place and the round walks in Laugharne, cobbled streets and castle give is a worthy place on this list to explore. 



Rhosyn Restaurant at Penally Abbey $$$


Why we like it:

Well - it’s by the sea. Can you detect the theme! But this time modern and sleek is out the window and history takes centre stage. This beautiful gothic Abbey makes the perfect romantic backdrop to your evening. (Not dog friendly).


Where is it:


Hand drawn map of Tenby


How to enjoy it: 

Have lunch at Penally and walk across to Tenby on the low tide, explore the ole world of Tenby, full of history, independent shops, art galleries and old book stores (45 mins ish). 


Paternoster Farm, Hundleton $$$


Why we like it: 

A true field to fork experience. Cook using only meat raised on the farm, with a kitchen garden and local growers. The menu can change everyday… Good Food Guide top 100 UK local restaurants. It’s pretty special and booked long in advance, so make sure you book well in advance, it is one for the planners and not last-minuters. (Not dog friendly) 


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Angle and Fresh West Peninsula


How to enjoy it: 

It is FAR. Not going to lie. 50 minutes from the Welsh Farm, but the reason it’s made the list is because loads of our guests love Barafundle Bay and Freshwater West. Angle is an incredible peninsula and you can pick up a slurp of famous Pembrokeshire oysters at Cafe Mor or the Old Point House. Also Carew castle is Pembrokeshire's most famous Castle, it’s also nearby. All of these locations are fairly close to Hundleton, so make phenomenal a trip of it! 


Or book a stay nearer there another time! (No hard feelings from us).



The Fox and Hounds, Bancyfelin $ 🐾


Why we like it: 

Honest, local (2 miles away from The Welsh Farm) and dog friendly. The Fox and Hounds are generous with portions and classic pub in hearty quality and taste. After a wet walk out, this is the perfect stop before home. 


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Meidrim & Bancyfelin


How to enjoy it: 

With the Fox and Hounds, the world is your oyster. Go anywhere, do anything and stop here on your way back to cosy up at the yurts. Perfect for a cooking-free evening by the outdoor fire with a full belly stargazing and enjoying a cheeky hot chocolate. Oh and a dip in the hot tub!



Wrights Food Emporium, Llanarthney $$ 🐾


Why we like it:

Wrights is different, they make everything themselves, right down to the “Catsup” or ketchup. You can get wine from kegs and fresh bread. The smell when you step inside is otherworldly. I recommend the Porc Belly Cubano! (Dogs allowed in the fire room & conservatory)


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Llanarthney


How to enjoy it: 

Wrights is enroute to Paxton’s Tower, the Botanical Gardens, Dryslwyn, Dinefwr and Newton House, Castell Carreg Cennen… There is a lovely round walk up to Castell Carreg Cennen from Paxton's Tower. 


Top Joes Pizza, Narbeth $ 🐾


Why we love it: 

Top Joe’s is a surprise, the restaurant is stylish with a huge wood burner in the main room, so toastie on cold days. The pizza’s are delicious and incredibly reasonable. They are fully dog friendly and love kids, generally hugely warm and welcoming. 


Where is it: 


Hand drawn map of Narberth


How to enjoy it: 

Right in the middle of Narberth, the market town twinned with Ludlow. Narbeth is full of charm and I could recommend a million not quite good food places here. Top Joes’s gets it today - but if you want any other Narberth recommendations, head to our socials or get in touch! 



Are you feeling hungry? Good 😊 . 


Next step is to make your booking at one of our people-free and dog-friendly hideaways in the wilds of West Wales...


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Starting with “Take a Walk Outdoors Day” on the 20th of January.


I don’t know about you, but I may have loosened my belt buckle a notch or two post Christmas. 


Eeep. 


Which means it’s time to get back outdoors and enjoy the winter. 


It’s the ONLY time of year when you don’t have to get up ridiculously early to catch the sunrise, you can wear PJ’s under your coat and waterproof trousers and no one will know! And you can enjoy some of Wales’ busiest places in peace and quiet - all to yourself. 


It feels almost cheeky, a stolen moment, when you go to places like the Green Bridge of Wales or Barafundle Bay and it’s just you. 


We’ve made a list of all the reasons why you should get outdoors more - in the form of 2024 holiday/awareness days-of-the-year.



Children and small dog running on beach with a cliff backdrop


Here they go…


20th January: Take a walk Outdoors Day

2nd Feb: World Wetlands Day (there are two within 40 mins of the Welsh Farm Glamping)

3rd March: World Wildlife Day

15th to 31st March: The Great British Spring Clean (organised by Keep Britain Tidy, don’t leave the house without your litter picker - cheap as chips on Amazon!)

21st March: International Day of Forests- we have our own farm woodland loop, or can recommend some local wild and muddy spots for the adventurous. .

22nd March: World Water Day

4th April: National Parks Appreciation Fortnight

22nd April: International Mother Earth Day 

12th May: International Day of Plant Health

20th May: Flower day and World Bee Day

June 2024: The WHOLE month is National Great Outdoors month and we have a treat in store, so watch this space…)

It’s also the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild: which you can sign up to for free on their website. 

8th - 16th June: Great Big Green Week (over 250,000 people have signed up to take part since 2021)

8th June: World Oceans Day

10th July: Don’t step on a bee day (who thought of this?!)

20th July: International Moon Day

24th July 2nd Aug: Love Parks Week 

28th July: Bog Day

20th to 29th September: Great British Beach Clean

22nd September: World Rivers Day 

23rd September to 23rd October: Seed Gathering Season 

27th September: World Toursim Day

27th November: National Tree Week 


Imagine heading out on a wild outdoor adventure on every single one of these days. That would be a 2024 challenge to write home about.


So, where will we find you on Bog Day? 


In honor of these 2024 holidays or awareness days, we thought we’d write a corresponding adventure location near the Welsh Farm Glamping (or something as close as we can get!)


Because if you book a stay and you are doing this as a 2024 challenge - we want to make sure we are 100% behind you.


So are you ready?


20th January: Take a walk outdoors day


One of our favourites, because it’s STUNNING and you finish the walk in Saundersfoot, which means a bevy of delicious food options await you (from take-away brownies and pies to fine dining). A perfect end to a chilly walk, before you head back to your glamping hideaway to light the fire and toast marshmallows.


2nd Feb: World Wetlands Day & 28th July: Bog day


This one is easy- Llanelli Wetlands Centre, it is great for biking and they often have exhibitions on. A few years ago the wetlands were full of life-sized lego models…


Or, just take a walk to the village common or Gelliwen forest on a wet day… 


3rd March: World Wildlife Day


To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we would suggest heading to our woods at the Welsh Farm Glamping, with a blanket and a flask of something warm and sit and enjoy the woods - they are alive with many of the UK’s native wildlife (including passing otters!). 


Or Elegug Stacks, to see the guillemots, razorbills and choughs nesting at spring time. It’s pretty special.  


15th to 31st March: The Great British Spring Clean (organised by Keep Britain Tidy, don’t leave the house without your litter picker - cheap as chips on Amazon!).


Well maybe we’ll leave litter pickers and bags at the glamping sites for you to take with you on your adventures, what do you think? 


21st March: International Day of Forests & November 27 - December 5, 2024: National Tree Week 


Gelliwen is a beautiful local forest, you can do a days hike and walk from the Welsh Farm Glamping, all the way into it and back again. It is full of buzzards, owls and pheasants (and the odd fox). 


Or en-route to Llansteffan beach and castle stop at Green Castle Woods for a walk around some ancient trees. We don’t talk about it much, but if you love trees, it is a treat. 


22nd March: World Water Day, 8th June: World Oceans Day 20th to 29th September - Great British Beach Clean


Take me to the sea…Amroth, Wisemans Bridge, Freshwater West and Monkstone Point are our go-to’s, but for real wild and rugged adventure, head North to Poppit Sands, Mwnt and Llangranog. Don’t forget to stop by Crwst for more delicious hot chocolates and pancakes (you will have experienced the lushness of Crwst if you’ve been to Harrods lately or had a hamper add-on to your stay at The Welsh Farm…)


To join in a beach clean, there are stations on most beaches these days, or check the website to see if there is a local event on. 


4th April: National Parks Appreciation Fortnight


Well, Pembrokeshire National Park is on our doorstep, as are the Black Mountains…


22nd April: International Mother Earth Day 


Phew this is a long old list. Ok, so for International Mother Earth Day, we would say climb a mountain, so of course our go to is the little known Foel y Drygarn.


12th May: International Day of Plant Health


Why not visit the Floral Goat? A flower farm near Narberth. (Just don’t forget to go to Narberth and buy a croissant or cruffin from Rock.n.Dough).


20th May: Flower Day and World Bee Day & 10th July: Don’t step on a bee day


This is a cheeky one - but why not drop us a message and buy some of our farm honey? We gift a jar occasionally to returning guests…


June 2024: The WHOLE month is National Great Outdoors month and we have a treat in store, so watch this space…)


It’s also The Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild - which you can sign up to for free on their website. 


The National Botanical Gardens of Wales often have amazing exhibitions or wild activities to take part in, so check their website for your thirty days wild challenge…


8th - 16th June: Great Big Green Week (over 250,000 people have signed up to take part since 2021)


Why not head to the local butchers in St Clears or the vegetable market in Carmarthen and buy local vegetables? Or help us out by thoroughly recycling during your glamping escape!


20th July: International Moon Day


Easy! Wrap up warm, get out a blanket and hot-water bottles and enjoy a spot of star gazing. You can even stargaze from the hot tub. It’s a highlight of most people’s outdoor glamping escape. 


24th July - 2nd Aug: Love Parks Week 


This may only be relevant to a small number of people who visit the Welsh Farm Glamping, but Meidrim has an amazing play park. Walk to the village along the lane,through the common and up to the park (20ish minute walk) or drive the mile into the sleepy little village and park opposite, there are toilet facilities there. 


22nd September: World Rivers Day 


Carmarthenshire has The Towy or Tywi River, Wales’ longest river, which meets the sea on the East of Carmrthen with the Gwendraeth and Taf. If you are a fisher-person, they are British renowned for sea trout. 

A climb to the top of  Laugharne or Llansteffan castle towers will give you an appreciation for the size and beauty of these rivers, which provide our water! 


23rd September to 23rd October: Seed Gathering Season 


I think I’m going to bail on this one. Any ideas - stick them in the comments. You will find seeds in our woods and handbooks at the glamping sites will help you identify common ones!


27th September: World Tourism Day


Well, this could be anywhere (including glamping with us!) - Click here to book your outdoor getaway.




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Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Outdoor living, autumn decorations & belly warming food made simple



An autumnal soiree, chairs and tables with blankets and warming food

October never used to be my favourite time of year in the UK.


These days, mid autumn is growing on me, I blame being brought up in Africa. Winter in the UK may have been happening, but in my world we were BBQing and swimming in the sunshine on Christmas day.


It messed with my seasons, but over time, I’ve gently eased myself into the world of blankets, thick jumpers - dare I say fleece - and golden hues.


Autumn 2023 is well underway, we’ve watched the leaves fall and the tree tops change from bright green to shades of red, orange and gold.


It dawned on me this year, that autumn really is a short snapshot in the year, I’m putting it down to filming reels on a weekly basis at The Welsh Farm Glamping. It has made me so much more aware of the changing seasons and the beauty that surrounds the cabin and yurts.


You honestly have a different holiday, and different experience depending on the season and time of year you stay.


This month we are talking all things beautiful soiree’s and crisp mid autumn nights.

When living the outdoor life, dining outside is not hampered by the cold.


In fact I would go as far as to say it enhances it.


Here is what we suggest you do to while away time on a glorious fiery evening in sunset season.



Set the tone for your Autumn soiree evening under the stars


Start early, it’s always surprising how quickly the nights draw in. An autumnal evening starts much earlier than you anticipate, if you want to get set up before darkness falls.


Each of our escapes at the Welsh Farm has an outdoor table, by a fire pit with a pizza oven and BBQ. In the yurts we have tripods where you can cook a traditional style stew, right over the flames of your outdoor fire.


Pile the chairs high with cushions and blankets, fill the hot water bottles and lay them ready on your chairs. Set the table with mugs rather than glasses and help yourself to a selection of plentiful autumnal foliage and leaves around the grounds to create seasonal centerpieces.

Last but not least, get the picnic mat from the blanket box and lay it by the fire, with the dog bed neatly ontop. The picnic blanket will stop any damp rising, keep the bed mud free and your pups warm.


For extra atmosphere, switch on the outdoor pendant lights at the Country Yurt, hanging from the tree’s branches above you.


And light the fire. Here is our top outdoor tip, light the fire an hour or so before you are planning to sit down to eat. This will stop your eyes smarting as you get smoked out while eating. Start the fire early and you will have heat radiating from the flames by the time you come to sit down.


If you are cooking over the fire, lighting it even earlier is essential - to slow cook a delicious stew…



Planning for autumn evenings - autumn food and drink


The key to a romantic autumnal evening is cosiness, not just with blankets and hot water bottles, but also with delectable food and drinks.


This is also the part where your planning comes in. Pre-decide on what you want to eat and how you want to cook.


I would always opt for a stew in winter, with a chunk of fresh bread, but maybe you are tickled by a juicy steak (could be a beetroot steak) on the BBQ or an Italian cheese feast in the pizza oven.


Whatever you decide, make sure you roast some winter vegetable sides (either in a pan or in the pizza oven). Forage in the vegetable garden at the Country Yurt, you may find some late tomatoes, courgette and leafy winter greens to add flourish to your evening.


And if your paw-family are joining in, there is nothing more delicious than stew and roast root vegetables.


Drinks in autumn need to be warm, it feels too early for anything mulled. So opt for a spiced apple or hot toddy. Somehow I find both these drinks scream autumn rather than winter.

As the sun goes down, flick on the outdoor lights for atmosphere and move over, blankets and all, closer to the fire as the temperature drops.


Pudding is best taken here, cwtched by the dancing flames. Warmed brownies, sticky toffee puddings and dense, moist vegetable based cakes are the perfect end to the evening.

Sing, dance, laugh and play. Then after a pause, hot chocolates and marshmallows come out.


Before retiring to the hot tub…






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