Y Polyn is a former tollhouse, now well established as a destination pub for lovers of Welsh food, and handily placed for the attractive county town of Carmarthen and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The first-floor has been converted to create private dining rooms, ideal for family gatherings and parties. The bounty of West Wales is at the forefront of the uncomplicated, tempting dishes that come from the modest kitchen here, and ‘Fat equals Flavour. Live with it’ is the unapologetic ethos. Starters include the famous Y Polyn fish soup with gruyère, rouille and croûtons; and venison ragù, pappardelle, pangritata and parmesan; follow that with roast rack of Welsh lamb, spiced lamb and potato terrine, onion, garlic and thyme purée and curly kale, maybe, or pork belly, caramelised endive, black pudding, apple purée, buttered mash and crackling. The warm pear frangipane tart and stem ginger ice is a winner, or there’s sticky toffee pudding and apple knickerbocker glory. All this has gained the inn two AA Rosettes for its accomplished cooking. The excellent beers come from local Breweries.