Foodie Experience

Discover Carmarthenshires Amazing Food
Epic Days out in Carmarthenshire this Summer

Fabulous Foodie Ideas

1. Taste Wales’ First Rum at The White Heart Inn

This ancient thatched pub was frequented by Dylan Thomas and its furniture reputed to have been made by a joiner, sacked by Winchester Cathedral because of his drinking and paid in beer! Today the pub is owned by the innovative Coles family who have branched out into spirits, producing gin, vodkas and Wales’ first rum! Book a distillery tour to marvel at the shining steel still and learn how the craft spirits are made, tasting them before tucking into brilliant food in the adjacent pub. To book visit www.bestpubinwales.co.uk

2. Cheese Tasting

Just a few miles from Newcastle Emlyn, down a country lane there’s a great attraction for cheese lovers. Caws Cenarth is a family business open to visitors…and the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili. More recently developed cheeses include the Brie-like Perl Wen and a creamy blue, Perl Las. Drop in to (best time is 11.30-3pm) to discover how cheese is made and to watch the cheesemakers hard at work, and of course stock up.

3. Chocolate Factory Adventure

Abandoned Chocolate Factory Adventure at NomNom- maverick chocolate brand NomNom has moved into an abandoned chocolate factory. Pop in to pick up some of the latest creations such as Gin & Tonic Truffles and experience the Willy Wonka meets Wes Anderson setting! If you’re tempted to be a part of the NomNom legacy you can buy a chocolate brick to support the renovation. As a ‘chocolate builder’ you’ll get your name carved onto a real brick and will receive a special golden ticket to the opening party. To Book visit www.nomnom.cymru

4. Picnic Pilgrimage

Picnic Pilgrimage to Wrights Food- walk into Wrights and you won’t want to leave…avert your eyes from the chalked-up menu and stand firm if you can!  You will leave armed with the perfect picnic (Welsh cheeses, charcuterie, craft ales, Welsh cider, sausage rolls, organic fruit and refillable biodynamic wines and freshly baked cakes and breads) and it won’t be long before you can enjoy your feast from nearby Carreg Cennen or secluded, sandy Scott’s Bay. 

5. Pizza & Ice Cream

Woodfired Pizza and Ice Cream on the Farm- shhh don’t tell the Neapolitans but woodfired pizza and homemade ice cream really do taste better on the farm from a converted cow shed! The ice cream-making Cowpots family, on their farm not far from Laugharne, have a new pizzeria and ice cream parlour called the Cowshed at Cowpots. Open Weds-Sat, not to be missed!

6. Breakfasts

Breakfast in Burry Port- whether you’ve gone vegan or after a full Welsh, Whitford’s for breakfast is the perfect fuel for exploring Burry Port and the harbourside. For a post-brekkie browse, Whitford’s also has a kitchenalia shop selling unique items from Welsh slate wine racks to jam jar lights! Discover the town’s connection to Amelia Earhart at the Amelia Earhart Gardens and visit the monument dedicated to her overlooking the harbour.

7. Coal Town Coffee

Coffee from one of the UK’s Best Roasteries- Lonely Planet recently cited Coaltown Coffee Roasters in Ammanford as being at the forefront of rural roasting in Wales and was featured in their Global Coffee Tour book, naming it as one of the top 16 roasteries and cafes in the UK. If it’s a hot day and you need cooling down head to their café in Ammanfod for an iced marmalade pour over brew. But don’t worry they can do a latte or a flat white too!