Visitors who stay at Old Oak Barn nearly always venture west to the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire with Tenby being a must! However, I always recommend a visit east as well and where better to end up than at The Plough Rhosmaen just a few minutes from the centre of Llandeilo. The Plough is perfect for afternoon tea or lunch or an evening meal after a day at Aberglasney,The National Botanic Gardens of Wales or Carreg Cennan Castle.
With views looking across the Towy Valley, Llandeilo is a thriving centre and where better to relax and unwind than somewhere overlooking this pretty part of Carmarthenshire – such as The Plough Rhosmaen.
A popular four star boutique hotel, The Plough is also an award winning restaurant set in the beautiful countryside just at the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the county of Carmarthenshire. It’s location is perfect and I am reliably told that when large events such as The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in July and Brecon Jazz are on then the restaurant is bound to be busy with passing travellers calling in for food.
We ourselves have always found the service to be outstanding at The Plough Rhosmaen. In addition the quality and range of food is excellent. Vegetarians are especially well catered for. On a summer’s day we love to sit on the terrace and in winter the inside is perfectly cosy and warm.
The Plough Rhosmaen take conservation and their responsibilities towards the environment seriously and have recently been awarded a Green Dragon Level 2 Award. For example they say they monitor their carbon footprint closely, and like many first class pubs and restaurants in the county are especially keen to source from local suppliers wherever possible, keeping food miles low.
Phone 01558823431 to book a table or find out anymore information about this highly recommended restaurant. Afternoon teas are out of this world too …. but be warned … arrive hungry allowing plenty of time to relax and unwind!
Llandeilo Festival Senses in 2017
Llandeilo Festival of Senses is an annual free pre Christmas festival. Located some 20 miles from Old Oak Barn the other side of Carmarthen, the very popular festival encompasses the towns shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as offering Craft and fashion stalls, food stalls, buskers, entertainment and more. Join the crowds in Llandeilo on the 17th – 19th of November, and get yourself in the Festive spirit!
There will be over 80 stalls this year with plenty of variety – many are located in the town centre – the map below gives an idea of what’s what!
Llandeilo Festival of the Senses
It has been announced that the Llandeilo Festival of the Senses dates for 2016 will be the 18th, 19th and 20th of November. So best to put the dates in your diary now. Its a wonderful event well supported by the community and visitors from far and wide.
So visit Llandeilo this November and go to the ever popular Festival of the Senses which is being held once again . Llandeilo’s annual pre-Christmas Festival of the Senses offers a unique, chic and free event for all the family! It will be the perfect place for last minute Christmas Shopping, crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, accommodation, stalls and fireworks. Below is last years brochure.Llandeilo is only half an hour from Old Oak Barn and there is lots to do in the town which has a growing reputation for independent quality shops. At the Festival there will be lots going on including at The Cawdor Hotel which plays a big part in the Festival every year. Pop into Heavenly for some chocolate treats! Mmmmmm.
Christmas shopping in Llandeilo is not to be missed! But this pretty market town is worth a visit all year round and has lots of great little independent shops to browse. There is also the Antiques Centre at the far end of town and Dynevor is only 5 minutes from the main street too. There are lots of lovely cafes and restaurants with The Cawdor and The Angel being worthy of a visit for a special treat!
We visited last week and were struck by the beautiful window displays.
If staying at Old Oak barn you can drive to this popular market town in about 30 minutes.