The Plash Inn
“Traditional village in stunning location” - AA Inspector
Hidden in the beautiful Taf Valley on the Carmarthenshire-Pembrokeshire border, The Plash (it means ‘house on the mud’) was built in the 1870s as a railway inn and it stayed in the same family for 60 years until the line was closed by Mr Beeching in the 1960s. Log fires in the winter and a lovely sunny beer garden means it’s a popular spot all year round, whether it’s for a pint of local real ale or a tasty dish chosen from the menu, showcasing fresh and local produce.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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