Mansion House Llansteffan
“Brasserie dining in a hilltop hotel” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Mansion House Llansteffan is a compact yet perfectly formed Georgian building which has kept its architectural character and blended this seamlessly with a contemporary finish. Named after the Welsh word for ‘estuary’, Moryd Restaurant overlooks the gardens and the Towy Estuary beyond. Menus offer straightforward and well-rendered modern brasserie food.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 32
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday (November to January)
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
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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