Inn at the Sticks

“Traditional home cooking and good ales” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LLANSTEFFAN, CARMARTHENSHIRE

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Overlooked by Llansteffan’s historic castle on the banks of the Towy Estuary, the Inn at the Sticks was for centuries an important resting place for pilgrims heading to nearby St Davids. Regionally-brewed ales like Buckleys Best and The Rev. James accompany dishes such as local Llanelli mussels with cider, leeks and bacon or pan-fried pigeon, broccoli, wild garlic pesto and Madeira jus. Regular live music plus an August Bank Holiday festival.

Inn at the Sticks
High Street,LLANSTEFFAN,CARMARTHENSHIRE,SA33 5JG
Phone : 01267 241066

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire is the largest of the historic counties of Wales, and known to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Carmarthen, its county town, with its Roman fort, claims to be the oldest town in Wales.

Carmarthenshire was a heavily disputed territory between the Welsh and the Normans in the 12th and 13th centuries, and many of the castles and forts dotting its landscapes date from this period. They include ruins at Carreg Cennen, Dinefwr, Dryslwyn, Laugharne, Llansteffan and Newcastle Emlyn, as well as the slightly better-preserved Kidwelly Castle. Carmarthen Castle, meanwhile, saw further fighting during both the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War, when it was captured twice by the Parliamentary forces, and ordered to be dismantled by Oliver Cromwell.

In these more peaceful times, the economy of the county is mainly agricultural (the 19th-century Rebecca Riots, in which local farmers and agricultural workers protested against higher tolls and taxes, started in Carmarthenshire), and its fertile farmland is known as ‘The Garden of Wales’. A more literal garden, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, opened in 2000.

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