Simple, honest and hearty meals made from scratch from good stuff found not too far away.
Our menus combine pub classics with more adventurous dishes – nothing wacky, just good cooking with produce we’re proud to serve. Our evening menu changes throughout the year making the most of what is good now. There are plenty of old favourites on our Bar menu, available at lunch and in the evenings with smaller portions for children. We work with some fantastic local suppliers to bring fresh produce into our kitchen, scroll down to find our about some of them . Our menus always include vegetarian dishes – if you have a special diet and need to know what’s suitable for you, just give us a call.
Almost everything we serve is made from scratch here in our kitchen by Esther and her very small team, we also buy some excellent things from small artisan producers – ice cream from Conti’s in Lampeter, sourdough bread from Lampeter Bakehouse, cured meats from Charcutier in Ceredigion. Our homemade pies have made a reputation for themselves; ranked in the top 10 pub pies in the UK by Olive magazine. Our monthly Pie Night is very popular, held on the third Wednesday of every month – a pie with chips, peas and a pint is £10 – it’s often busy so we recommend booking.
Every Sunday we do a proper Roast at lunchtime, we cook two joints, make real gravy and crispy roasties – we do run out, so it’s worth booking. We don’t serve any food on Sunday evening.
Example menus (below) are below to give you a feel for what we do – as our menu changes often it is very unlikely to be the same when you visit, so please don’t pick before you get here as we would hate you to be disappointed!
See our opening hours and service times here. Though It is not essential to book, though during busy periods of the year we can be full on evenings and weekends, so if you are planning to eat with us or making a journey to do so please book early to avoid disappointment. Groups of 10 more – please do book in advance.
Dave runs things out front, there’s real ale and cider on the pumps from great Welsh breweries like Evan Evans, Wye Valley and Purple Moose; the carefully chosen wine list from European vineyards includes some organic and bio-dynamic wines, some familiar grapes and regions and some surprising gems from Greece, Portugal and the UK.
Charcutier – Cured meats from higher welfare rare breed pigs. Charcutier draw on curing traditions from Wales and the continent to produce a range of charcuterie from sausages to saucisson sec. We use their bacon and sausages in our B&B and breakfast and salamis for starters and lunches. Deserving winners of the 2016 BBC food and farming award for small producer of the year.
Coaltown – Artisan coffee company, hand roasting ethically sourced Arabica coffee beans in Ammanford (about 20 miles from us) . We sell this in our tiny shop.
Conti’s – Proper italian ice cream made in the heart of Wales! Conti’s ice cream is made with organic milk, cream, sugar and butter no artificial rubbish – there’s real raspberries in the raspberry sorbet, peanuts in the peanut butter, honey in the Welsh Honey, you get the picture.
Coopers – A small independent butcher in Llandeilo where we got lots of our Welsh Beef and Lamb, they also cut our whole carcasses for us when we buy them, because they’re nice like that.
Dinefwr Park Venison – Deer are culled during the winter months to control population on the National Trust Deer Park in Llandeilo – we take whole carcasses and use every last bit! You can sometimes buy cuts in the National Trust shop at Dinefwr park.
Dr Grandad’s Apple Juice – Pure pressed apple juice from their orchard in Rhandirmwyn, single variety juices from sweet to sharp.
Dolaucothi Lamb – When it’s available we buy grass reared lamb from our neighbour, a Dolaucothi estate tenant farmer and died-in-the-wool hill farmer in love with the land. The amazing flavour comes from their good welfare – we buy whole carcasses.
Gwenlas – Our local dairy farm – some of their herd herd of Jersey cows are grazed in Pumsaint – they process their own milk so it’s fully traceable. They supply us milk, cream and butter. We also serve Mouldy Mabel – a soft blue cheese made in Whitland from Gwenlas Jersey milk.
Liliwen – Lucie grows an amazing variety of interesting salad leaves and edible flowers to make her gourmet salad mix, as well as fresh herbs, which grace our plates from Spring to early Autumn, because she only grows as the seasons allow. Her polytunnel paradise is about 12 miles away near Llangadog
Mathews – Family butcher in nearby Llandovery – they buy from local farms and supply our free range Gammon and Chicken, as well as some of our Beef and Lamb.
Watson & Pratt’s (formerly Organic Fresh Food Company) – Lampter based purveyors of sustainably sourced organic veggies – their retail shop is well worth a visit. OFF work closely with their growers, sourcing produce from very locally to globally (no organic bananas from carmarthenshire, sadly) with complete traceability and in depth knowledge of everything they sell. They supply our organic eggs, lots of fresh veg, fresh fruit for our breakfasts, most of what goes into our homemade preserves and importantly their knowledge and expertise – these guys know their onions.
Trealy Farm – Monmouthshire’s Trealy farm produce ‘exceptional British charcuterie’ from high welfare, free range meat. We use their air dried hams, boudin noir and other smoked and cured products in our starters, lunches and breakfasts, sourced direct from Trealy.
Suma – Suma is our main dry goods supplier – specialising in ethical, organic and fairly traded produce, they are also a workers co-operative and are carbon nuetral.
Wing – The Cornish fishmonger, they send us great quality fish straight from the boats and markets, sourcing from local inshore boats wherever possible.