Wright’s Food Emporium

Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

How do you draw a crowd to a village in west Wales? You cook great food, add a little magic, leave to simmer, then serve with a smile


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 4 – 6


This is one of those wonderful places you come across once every ten years, the sort that makes no effort to conform and so brings to life a quirky style that’s delightful and authentic. It’s a temple to local food – a café, a restaurant, a deli, and a wine shop, though it’s not often you can sit in a wine shop, stick on a Bob Dylan LP and dig into glorious food washed down by organic wines. Its legion of fans come from near and far, with staff weaving through the throng to deliver manna from heaven. One room leads to another, all designed to please. You’ll find tables crammed with delicious cakes; soups simmering away on the range; a fire and original flagstones in the back room; then a swish lean-to stuffed with curios and pot plants that opens onto a terrace. As for the deli, ‘we sell the food we like’ says Maryann of her culinary Aladdin’s Cave. It’s all fresh and local – breads, meat, eggs, vegetables, chutneys, jams, even chocolate. Two rustic-chic cottages are a steal for those wise enough to linger. Both come with kitchens you probably won’t use. Don’t think, just come, happiness waits.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £6. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30. Last orders for food: Sun-Thur 7pm. Fri & Sat 9pm.


Nightly price
from £110
1 Cottage for 4
From £110
1 Cottage for 6
From £130


A brilliant place. We go every time we are in Wales. Excellent, friendly, enjoyable...We recommend it to all. Our favourite place if all.

Philippa, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Joel, Simon & Maryann Wright

  • We are located between two of the most renowned gardens in Wales - Aberglasney (The subject of the BBC series "A Garden Lost in Time") and The National Botanic Garden of Wales with it's Norman Foster designed glasshouse.
  • Castles are strewn along the Towy Valley, perhaps the most impressive being Carreg Cennan for the heady drama of its location but Dinefwr Castle is also Impressive, both are around 15 minutes away.
  • West Wales has an extraordinary wealth of beaches and beautiful coastline. Nearest is Llansteffan at the mouth of the River Towy and further west beyond Tenby you have the wonders of Barafundle, Bosheston and Freshwater West.
  • Llandeilo is a charming little town about 6 miles away with some interesting little shops like the wonderful Peppercorn - an aladdin's cave for kitchen waste and a great little bar and deli in the shape of the Ginhaus.
  • There are some great places to eat nearby - the award winning Y Polyn is just 2 miles away and further west there are the likes of Ultracomida in Narberth, Coast at Amroth and Pysgoty in Aberystwyth.