Find this gastro pub, formerly a toll house, a few miles outside Carmarthen, in the Towy Valley - close to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
It's run by former restaurant inspectors, so while you are welcome to pop in for a pint of real ale, the raison d'être for many are the temptations on the menu.
Although this changes with the seasons, a summer snapshot brought 'Middle White Pork Rillettes with Beetroot Chutney'; 'Fish Soup, Rouille, Gruyere Cheese & Croûtons'; 'Crispy Pig's Ear Salad with Capers & Red Onion' and 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Pear Chutney' among the starters.
'Pan-Fried Fillet of Cornish Sea Bass with Salsa Verde'; 'Crispy Roast Pork Belly with Caramelised Apples'; 'Welsh Mountain Lamb Hot Pot' and 'Welsh Black Fillet Steak with an Oxtail Parcel & Red Wine Sauce' listed among the mains.
Desserts aren't forgotten - with perhaps 'Crème Brulée'; 'Carmarthenshire Cream & Yoghurt Pannacotta with Honey Roast Plums' and 'Treacle Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream' on offer. While those with a more savoury tooth will be tempted by their selection of Welsh Artisan Cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00; mains about £13 to £17; Sun L £18.50 (2 courses), £23.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; set D £22.50 (2 courses), £28.50 (3 courses); mains £9.50 to £15.50; set D Tues-Thurs £24 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses); set D Fri & Sat only £30 (3 courses)
- Seats: 46, plus 15 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Carmarthen Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon.
- Outside eating