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Y Polyn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Y Polyn Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH, Wales
+44 1267 290000
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Showing 790: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had great food, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We thought the sauces in particular were excellent, really complementing the fish and guinea fowl which was cooked perfectly for the main courses. The basic things done really well without demanding attention.The only ( very gentle) criticism would be the table service, which perhaps tipped over from being relaxed into a... More 

Thank jim-te
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All aspects of this experience was excellent, the service , the wine the food , each course served by staff that were attentive without being intrusive , in all , a totally wonderful experience not to be missed and deffinately repeated. Y Polyn is well worthy of all the credits given.

Thank Beth D
Llanelli, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to Y Polyn last night 08/12/2016 I remember this eatery back in the 70s it had a good reputation then but now it could be put up against a Michelin star restaurant and come out on top . Food fresh well presented and outstanding taste service was excellent staff new all about the food and what wine to... More 

Thank allisonwilliams573
South Wales
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here again yesterday for lunch. I LOVE this place! As an ex-chef I really appreciate what they do here. I had the cheap set meal, and it was absolutely wonderful. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, on bed of white beans, vegetables and stock followed by pear frangipane tart with chantilly cream. Outstanding!

Thank Steve_Nelson
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent pub/restaurant that is in the country but quite near the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. The décor is simple but stylish with lots of food-related art work, good lighting and comfortable seating. They now have a wide wooden stair to an upper events area where there is a substantial table for biggish groups (there are also... More 

Thank PFBrain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the service slow, but staff were friendly. Very good food, if somewhat overpriced. Overall? Yes, I'd return.

Thank Cherry W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during the week and so glad we made the effort. This is a lovely relaxing restaurant tucked into off of the beaten track. The lunch menu looked good but we opted for the simple set three course lunch. No choice just one starter, main meal and dessert. One price. One meal. Delicious. Starter was Thai Pork... More 

Thank Martin W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews of this remotely situated restaurant were very positive and this tends to make a report more difficult and i tend to look for the negatives rather than positives. Sadly I couldn't find anything out of order....although a little expensive for the area around Carmarthen the food made up for this. The restaurant was full and everyone appeared to... More 

Thank Tim G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restuarant near Ffos Las racecourse if you ever have a runner there please go to this restaurant now before it gets a Michelin star which it will do within the next few years. Food was superb, tasty and nice size portions. I had the guinea fowl with a pearl barley risotto and my wife had a fish soup which... More 

Thank Ivan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been many times as a couple or with friends. James and his team always make us feel special, whatever the occasion. There is always a tremendous selection of wines and beers. That is not the jewel in the crown however, the food is always excellent, wonderfully prepared and presented beautifully. One of the best restaurants... More 

Thank Steve G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$44
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Y Polyn Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: +44 1267 290000
Award winning pub/restaurant featuring Carmarthenshire's finest produce.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?