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Y Polyn

NANTGAREDIG, Carmarthen, SA32 7LH

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Mark and Sue Manson make no bones about the approach at their hospitable country pub: 'we're not trying to win any prizes for innovative cooking'. On the other hand, they do deserve plaudits for their single-minded commitment to hard graft. Virtually everything on the menu is something that has been produced in the kitchen here, much of it from excellent local prime materials, and while Sue may disavow any striving for modish novelty in her cooking, there is nonetheless a pleasing freshness to the menus. Start with pig brawn, roasted cauliflower purée and pickled red cabbage, or mackerel escabéche with soused veg. For mains, try the pairing of local beef ribeye with cured ox tongue, chestnut mushrooms and shallots in red wine, or maybe a whole lemon sole, assertively dressed in anchovy, caper and parsley butter. At the end comes a rollcall of everybody's favourite puddings - chocolate brownie with salty caramel, pannacotta ritzed up with pomegranate, clementine and candied pistachios, or egg custard tart. Fine Welsh cheeses come with oatcakes and walnut chutney.

Further information

Tel: 01267 290000
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Susan Manson
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.50
2 Course dinner from: £28.00
3 Course dinner from: £35.00
Sunday lunch: £20.00-£25.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Follow brown tourist signs to National Botanic Gardens, Y Polyn signed from rdbt in front of gardens
Nearest station: Carmarthen

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