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Local food and drink

Carmarthenshire is predominantly an agricultural county which produces some fine produce.  While you are here why don't you go to one of the local farmer's or produce markets?  

Carmarthen and Llanelli both have large local produce markets.


Within 10 minutes of Cynefin there are two very good farm shops.  Our particular favourite is Burns Farm Shop at Parc y Bocs Farm, Kidwelly which offers home grown vegetables, eggs and meat from their ancient Cattle of Wales herd. While you are there why don't you taste some of their home cooked brunches/lunches made with homegrown produce.  There is a children's play area and animals such as alpacas and chickens to see and feed.

Llanelly House, one of the finest Georgian houses in Wales, has a lovely tea room for lunches and afternoon teas, serving traditional Welsh fare.  Why not book a tour of the house at the same time.

Or why not try one of the Food Trails - for a 'foodie' day out try Llandeilo and the Towy valley with its small specialist shops and eateries.


Local specialities include:

Laverbread - cooked seaweed served with bacon

Cockles - freshly picked from the Loughor Estuary

Carmarthen ham - claimed to be the inspiration for Parma Ham

Local cheeses - visit Carmarthenshire Cheese Factory and see cheese being made.  A good cheese platter is well worth the money.


Several locally brewed beers including the traditional Felinfoel beer 'double dragon'.   

Meat - you must try some Welsh Black beef or some Saltmarsh lamb or some traditional cawl.

Cakes - Welsh cakes, bara brith and teisen lap.

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