Mansion House Llansteffan
“Modern brasserie food on a hilltop by the sea” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's View
The Mansion has five acres of windswept hilltop to itself, and a commanding position overlooking Carmarthen Bay, with the remains of a Norman castle for a near neighbour. In the Moryd Restaurant, which enjoys those views to the full, a straightforward but conscientiously rendered menu of modern brasserie food is offered.
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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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