Of course, they offer the basics too: you can just sit by the woodburner with a decent pint.
Location Tucked within the folds of northern Carmarthenshire, Pumsaint – or "Five Saints", named after a quintet of holy pilgrims who once stopped here en route to St David's – is part of the National Trust's 2,500-acre Dolaucothi Estate.
[In] a large chamber, I found an excellent and clean bed, in which I enjoyed a refreshing sleep ...." Everything, and yet nothing, has changed at the Dolaucothi Arms, in the small Carmarthenshire village of Pumsaint.
When George Borrow, author of Victorian travelogue Wild Wales, stayed in 1854, he found a "good specimen of an ancient Welsh hostelry".
The boat house is set on a cliff overlooking the Taf estuary. There is an exhibition of Dylan Thomas memorabilia and the famous \'writing shed\' where he did most of his work.
Kidwelly industrial museum is on the site of the tinplate works which closed in 1941.
The wool museum in Dre-Fach Felindre is housed in the old Cambrian mills, once the centre of the Welsh woollen industry.
It was the largest town in Wales before the industrial revolution and claims to be the oldest.The Millennium coastal path offers views of the Gower peninsula. The Gwili steam railway has a branch line set in the Cambrian hills.The railway is maintained by enthusiasts and includes a museum of signally and railway artefacts.The Cothi River trickles behind the beer garden; the Dolaucothi Gold Mine, where tours head down the Roman and Victorian shafts, is a 10-minute walk.
There's good hiking from the door (and laminated OS maps in the rooms), while the edge of the Brecon Beacons lies 12 miles east.
The museum shows how tinplate for cans and cups was made and there are exhibits too about coal mining.