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Introduction

Carmarthenshire County Council is pleased to announce the partial reopening of Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne.

The outside tea-room is now open from 10.00am – 5pm (last orders 4.30pm) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We will be serving drinks and a selection of homemade cakes. Pre-booking is not required, but in order to allow social distancing, numbers will be limited to 27 at any time.

In line with new Welsh Government guidelines, please wear a face mask when exiting through the house.

Due to its size, access to the house is still unavailable.

A one- way system will be in place and test, trace and protect data will be collected. If you are not happy to provide these details, we're sorry but we cannot allow you to enter the building.

Access to the tea-room is 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.

In order to protect our staff and visitors, please do not visit if you have Covid 19 symptoms.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Boathouse as safely as possible in line with Welsh Government guidelines.

 

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.

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Dylan and the boathouse

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Tearooms

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Laugharne

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