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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, saying: 'We're not trying to win any prizes for innovative cooking'. However, they deserve plaudits for their single-minded commitment to hard graft. The kitchen is commendably industrious in its work with excellent local prime materials, and while Sue may disavow any striving for fashionable novelty in her cooking, there is a pleasing freshness to the menu. Start with crispy ham hock bonbons in a pool of vividly flavoursome parsley sauce with a poached egg and shards of Carmarthen ham. Main course stars pan-fried brill fillet with a supporting cast of pea pur?e, wilted baby spinach and brown butter breadcrumbs, or there could be rump and confit breast of splendid salt marsh lamb with celeriac pur?e and onion soubise. At the end comes a skilfully-made blackberry baked Alaska, or fine Welsh cheeses served with wheat wafers 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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