Cake trail

Cake Adventure

Adventurous cookies-and-cake car tour of Carmarthenshire’s sweet temptations

Melt-in-the-mouth Welsh cakes and moist bara brith fruit loaf. Welsh pancakes or crempog slathered in butter and juicy jam. Tiessennau mel, the yummy mini muffins also known as Welsh honey cakes.

Sweet-toothed visitors and keen home bakers alike are sure to lap up all the little slices of heaven served up in Carmarthenshire’s cafes and restaurants. 

Get a taste for all Carmarthenshire’s sweet hot spots on this new Cake Trail of the county. Do the whole adventure in a day or pick ‘n’ mix your favourites - we’ve included details on top sweet spots, where they are, what to try and how far it is to the next one.

We’re not just talking cakes, biscuits and buns either. The county’s other sweet treats include creamy ice cream, chocolate, tarts and rich pastries, too.

Carmarthenshire even has its own confectionery hero. Liam Burgess created hugely successful NomNom chocolate bars in November 2011, with a loan from the Prince’s Trust, when he was only 18. Now available in numerous gourmet flavours including Welsh lavender and Celteg sloe gin, you can buy NomNom everywhere, even in London’s upmarket department store, Fortnum & Mason. muffins also known as Welsh honey cakes.

There’s also information on great Tourists’ Treats to enjoy along the way, from castles and country houses, to beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside.

Cake Trail by Car

1. Llety Cynin

Llangynin Road, St Clears, Carmarthen SA33 4JR

2. Dylan Thomas Boathouse 

Dylan’s Walk, Laugharne, SA33 4SD.

3. Wright’s Food Emporium

Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne, SA32 8JU.

4. GinHaus

1 Market Street, Llandeilo, SA19 6AH.

5. The Plough Inn, Rhosmaen

Rhosmaen, Llandeilo, SA19 6NP

Cake Trail by Bike

1. Calon Café & Interiors

Mansel Street, Carmarthen SA31 1QX.

2. Wrights Food Emporium

Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne, SA32 8JU.

3. Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4HA.

4. Whitford’s Café Bar

Stepney Road, Burry Port.

5. Burns Farm Shop & Cafe

Parc Y Bocs, Carmarthen Rd, Kidwelly SA17 5AB.