The Gate

West Wales Centre for Arts and Crafts

Located in the heart of rural Carmarthenshire, this gracious stone building, once a mill, then a farm stores is still the focal point of St. Clears. This is a landmark has recently been converted and adapted to provide an art gallery and exhibition centre, a shop, conference / meeting rooms, artist studios, as well as cafe and St. Clears library. 

Not only was it once awarded the "Hidden Gem" by Visit Wales for several years running, it has also been described as "an attraction that delivers outstanding and memorable experiences for visitors".

The whole building is fully accessibly to all and has free wifi throughout.  

 

Opening Hours for The Gate:                              

Monday-Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm              

Sunday- CLOSED  

The Library is open for self service daily, and is staffed

Tuesday - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday - 9:00am - 11:30am

 

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Contact Us

Phone: 01267 224963
Email: TheGate@Carmarthenshire.gov.uk

The Gate, Pentre Road,
St Clears, Carmarthenshire,
Wales, SA33 4AA

Gallery and Shop

The retail space and exhibition area have emphasis on Welsh arts, crafts, and makers both well established and starting out allowing them to show case their work.

The gallery space hosts 8 exhibitions a year, ranging from watercolours, ceramics, prints and photography to textiles. Artists are selected mainly from South Wales as are many of the suppliers to the shop.

The shop stocks a wide range of original and different gifts including jewellery, ceramics, local honey and metalwork as well as a selection of pottery made on the premises.

 

Café

Since the café launched in 2018 the menu has been developed to appeal to a wide range of customers. It is proud to hold a 5star hygiene rating.

Today it serves a range of light bites and snacks, homemade cakes, salads and drinks including speciality Welsh Tea.

The café also offers a catering service to clients using the meeting rooms, from teas and coffees to hot and cold buffets.

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Meeting Rooms

As well as St Clears library and St Clears Town Council, the first floor has 2 meeting rooms which are available for hire together with a separate lounge area. Both rooms are fully equipped and there is Wi-fi throughout the building.

Taf- A conference room which seats up to 14 people in boardroom style and is perfect for staff meetings, conferences and training days.

Dewi- Seats up to 25 people in theatre style and is flexible into many different styles of layout.

Our open foyer doubles as a breakaway area during breaks in your meetings and any catering requirements can be accommodated by our onsite café.

Studios

Whether you are a designer, artist or craftsperson looking for that perfect location within the St Clears area, then look no further!

On the second floor of the building there are artists’ studios available to rent/hire (subject to availability). All studios are equipped with their own water supply, electricity, telephone point and Wi-fi access.

We offer comparable rates and flexible timescales of hire. If you would like to hire a space, contact us for a quote.