Laugharne Food – When staying at Old Oak Barn nearly everyone pops down to Laugharne for a wander as it is one of the most scenic places around. The light is constantly changing and the view across the estuary is magnificent.
If you want to eat we highly recommend The Ferryman Deli. Below are a few pictures taken this month when we last enjoyed a delicious lunch ourselves. The FerryMan Deli has recently had a switch around with the shop now at the back and tables at the front. Many who have visited will recognise the wonderful cat picture which hangs on the wall.
Tom who runs this delightful deli, cafe, restaurant, shop …. is a great cook. Everything is cooked fresh so sometimes there is a little wait. Time to enjoy one of the locally brewed beers or a glass of vino!
We also like The Owl and the Pussycat which welcomes dogs, Laugharne Fish and Chips (Closed Mondays), Poons Street Food open 9am to 4pm, Browns Hotel for pie and mash and Arthurs too as well as The Cross Inn. We can always book a table for you if you are staying here – just let us know in advance. You can check availability for Old Oak Barn here. Of course now what Laugharne is increasingly known for is the popular TV series Keeping Faith much of which was filmed locally including in Laugharne.
Boat House Laugharne
When staying with us here at Old Oak Barn it is very likely you will pop down to Laugharne and visit the Boat House where Dylan Thomas once lived with his young family. The writing shed is on the footpath going to the Boathouse and you will enjoy peering through the window to see where Dylan Thomas penned some of his works for example “Over Sir John’s Hill”
The tea room is open all year round and when the sun shines it is a treat to sit on the terrace overlooking the estuary and enjoy some freshly prepared soup or even a cream tea. Almost everything is prepared and cooked on site in the tiny kitchen. You will probably see or hear lapwings, egrets, ducks, redshanks, herons, oystercatchers and even barn owls. The terrace has breathtaking views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond. On a clear day you can see for miles.
As well as the tearoom, there is a furnished front parlour, an upstairs exhibition area showing a 24 minute film, a shop and toilet facilities. The Boat House Laugharne is closely associated with Dylan Thomas and it is where he enjoyed some relative stability with his family and he was of course very creative in his writing. There are people sill in the village today who remember him even though he died many years ago in 1953.
The Boat House is open every day of the year except Christmas – please check for exact opening hours which although daily are reduced in the winter months. Note – the walkway from the free car park is very accessible including for those with pushchairs BUT it ends in a steep flight of steps or a scramble over rocks so do take care if visiting especially when it is wet.
Laugharne – Watch this video to see beautiful Carmarthenshire landscape – only 5 miles from Old Oak Barn.
The short walk of 4.5 miles will take you around all the historical and unique points in and around Laugharne which has been developed recently to celebrate the birthday of Dylan Thomas. It is surely one of our favourite places nearby and if you watch the film you will get a real sense of what to expect. It takes in part of the Wales Coast Path too as well of course as the churchyard of St Martin’s church where Dylan Thomas is buried. The walk was created by Bob Stevens who obviously has a love of the area.
If you walk the route on your birthday you can pop into local shops and pubs for some freebies including a tasty bag of chips. It ends at the iconic Browns Hotel which is a great place to drop by for a pint!