Carmarthenshire County Council is pleased to announce the reopening of Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne from 1st April 2022.
As we are now on Summer hours the house and tearoom will be open from 11am until 5pm (last orders 4.30pm) Thursday – Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Prebooking is not required but due to its size only 12 visitors will be allowed inside the house at any one time. Visitors will be issued with a numbered token at the reception desk which we ask you to return at the end of your visit. There is limited seating in the outside tearoom which can be accessed externally and where we will be serving a selection of homemade cakes and drinks.
To protect our staff and visitors, we would encourage you to wear a mask inside the house and make use of the sanitisers provided. Please do not visit if you have Covid symptoms.
Access to the house and tearoom are down 40 steps to the house and 24 steps to the patio area where refreshments will be served which might prove challenging to those with mobility issues. There is no wheelchair access or disabled toilet.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Boathouse as safely as possible
Even if the poet, writer and broadcaster Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) hadn’t lived at the Boathouse in Laugharne for the last four years of his tragically short life, it is a truly remarkable place to visit.
The Boathouse terrace offers wonderful views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond. The Boathouse tearoom with its locally sourced, home-cooked menu provides a welcome respite for walkers tackling the newly launched Wales Coast Path.
It was Dylan Thomas, however, who made the Boathouse iconic. It is the building most closely associated with him and the stability of a permanent home meant he enjoyed a creative renaissance. He worked in the Writing Shed above the Boathouse with its remarkable and inspiring views of three estuaries.