The White Heart Thatched Inn & Brewery

The White Heart Thatched Inn & Brewery

White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery

A great place to stop off on your way to or from Sanderling House. It's a couple of minutes off the A48 about an hour twenty minutes from Sanderling. If you want me to book you a table just let me know.

Llanddarog
Carmarthen
SA32 8NT www.thebestpubinwales.co.uk

01267 275395
Monday 12:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 11:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 11:00
Wednesday CLOSED ALL DAY
Thursday 12:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 11:00
Friday 12:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 11:00
Saturday 12:00 - 3:30 6:00 - 11:00
Sunday 12:00 - 3:30 7:00 -10:30

Friendly faces and a warm welsh welcome, invites you to one of the oldest pubs in Wales, it's over 600 years old (built in 1371). You can choose from snacks, sandwiches, bar meals or a la carte. Also try our traditional roast dinners with monster size yorkshire puddings. We use local and welsh produce when possible. We use the finest meats from a local butcher. Why not come and try us for yourself?
"What Fantastic food." - Cheryl Baker 
"Great pub." - Charles (Prince of Wales)
"Very good." - Ray Noble (BBC TV)
"I love your food" - Mike Doyle 
"Thanks for your hospitality" - Sian Williams (BBC Presenter)
"Best wishes and thanks" - Professor Bernard Knight (Expert Witness)
"Thank you very much" - Melissa Messenger

• Open six days a week (closed Wednesdays)
• Large and exciting menus exclusive wines
• Traditional Roast dinners served daily
• Daily Special boards
• Access and Amenities for the disabled
               Handcrafted fine traditional ales, lagers, stouts and ciders, all brewed on site
• Large free car park at rear and front
• Patio and beer garden
• Children's play area
• Large dining rooms
• Open plan kitchen where you can see the chefs prepare your meal
• On-site shop selling Coles beers, ciders, jam, chutney and more
• Free wi-

The White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery has been owned and run by the Coles family since 1994, in 1999 brewing beer began; it's been a great hit, then in 2011 cider was produced, winning an award in the first year.
The White Hart Thatched was built in 1371. Many interesting legends surround this wonderful building, where HRH Prince Charles, Dylan Thomas and many other famous people have visited on their way west.

The village was famous for its Llanddarog Fair, where cakes were made at the White Hart Inn using beer from the cask, for the drover to eat (the beer preserved the cakes for many months). Animals and poultry would have been traded during the fair. The poultry would then have to be walked through tar, then sand, to protect their feet, before commencing the long journey home.

The White Hart Thatched Inn and Brewery has been owned and run by the Coles family since 1994, in 1999 brewing beer began; it's been a great hit, then in 2011 cider was produced, winning an award in the first year.
The low walls surrounding the front of the building were used to rest coffins on one side of the entrance, and for the bearers to sit on the other, whilst consuming their ale, which was payment for their services.

The barns which are now the dining areas have been used over the years for many interesting jobs. This is where the Methodist movement was founded, and at one time it was a type of MOT station for your horse and cart. The beer brewed at that time was made in a vessel on a large open fire which has now gone. Then the barn changed to the home and workshop of an undertaker.
The White Hart Inn is believed to have been built to house the work men who constructed the original church. This burnt down in 1850 and was rebuilt in 1854 with the church that stands today. The heavily carved furniture in the bar is reputed to have been made by a joiner, sacked from Winchester Cathedral because of his drinking habits and paid in beer by a previous landlord!
 The name Llanddarog comes from the latin word "Llan", which is the celtic word for enclosure. "Darog" is the name of the holy man or celtic chief who lived at that time. The walls surrounding the church are built in a circle with no corners, so the devil has nowhere to hide.

 

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