Brown's Hotel

Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
+44 (0)1994 427688

Built in 1752 and sitting in the centre of a residential street, this hotel is steeped in the town's history, and that of Dylan Thomas


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Brown’s has had a bit of a facelift recently but some of the wooden panelling, beamed ceilings and elegant sash windows are intact. It’s convivial and warm downstairs with a cosy sitting room, a snug, a big airy bar and the dining room with huge cuts of Dexter beef hanging in a special fridge. You breakfast on full Welsh with local bacon and sausages, home baked bread, eggs from a nearby farm and also pancakes, kedgeree and surprise guest appearances.

Food is wholesome, high end pub grub: fresh fish, homemade burgers, triple cooked chips, and steak, lots of different cuts – perfectly rustled up by head chef Paulo from Brazil. There are bottled Welsh beers, Welsh gins and vodkas and a wine list that’s heavier on the reds because of the steaks.

Bedrooms (some in the main building, some next door) are all a good size and have pod coffee machines, a mini fridge with Prosecco and homemade fudge. You’ll sleep soundly, it’s quiet here.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking by the very beautiful, wide estuary and watching the light changing over the water
  • The steaks. Everyone is amply catered for but the steaks are very special
  • Discovering more about Dylan Thomas and his literature through his deep love of the area
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You should know

  • The walls are thick so sometimes the WiFi is slow
  • Dogs are allowed in some of the bedrooms but not in the dining room


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Breakfast included.
Christmas Eve & Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £75
12 Doubles
From £110
2 Singles
From £75



Come to immerse yourself in the Dylan Thomas story, to enjoy life in this lovely history-filled village with its strangely beautiful estuary, wonderful bird life, bracing walks and, afterwards, a pint at the very bar which Thomas adored. You'll be made very comfortable and fed very well here at Brown's.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Once described by Dylan Thomas as 'the strangest town in Wales', Laugharne is filled with his history and you can visit the Boathouse, his old home, now a small museum. There are magnificent castles nearby, you can join the coastal path and Narberth is 20-minutes by car. Pendine, four miles, has a long sandy beach for safe swimming and paddle boarding. Cycle on quiet roads, breathe in the sea air.

Local points of interest from Carly Griffith

  • Located on the edge of a beautiful estuary, with the forever changing tide you'll get a different view every day. If you're an early bird we recommend checking out the sunrise on the front.
  • We're known as the township where Dylan Thomas 'got off the bus and never got back on'! With stunning scenery and friendly locals (be prepared to join their table for a drink, they love to get to know visitors) we're pretty sure you'll fall in love too!
  • If you love History, we have you covered! With an ancient castle, beautiful church where Dylan Thomas is buried, & of course his old home and writing shed. The houses are filled with history too, from old banks, pubs and butchers, they're full of character
  • We have plenty of walks in the area, if you've got the car you can head further down the coast and explore even further with the stunning Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.


Carly Griffith

Alex Luck also owns two restaurants in Carmarthen and has a passion for Dexter cattle which he breeds nearby and butchers himself. He is a huge believer in the farm to fork story and makes sure everything on the menu is thought out carefully. You are looked after by charming and smiley Carly, aided and abetted by Ffion.