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Food & Drink

Meat and Dairy

Carmarthenshire and the Towy valley have traditionally produced sheep, cattle and dairy products. While dairying has declined in recent years there are a number of small award winning dairy producers and meat suppliers. Carmarthenshire County Council list dairy producers and meat suppliers, many can be visited or contacted online. This part of Wales  is celebrated for the quality of its Welsh Black Beef and Salt Marsh Lamb. 

Fish and Marine Products

The Towy is celebrated for its salmon and sea trout (known locally as Sewin) but the coastal area produces shellfish and a Welsh specialty, laverbread, made from seaweed and traditionally eaten with bacon and cockles. Dylan Thomas wrote about web-footed cockle women in Under Milk Wood written while he lived in Laugharne. Carmarthen Market has a good fishmonger but other suppliers are listed by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Drink

There are a number of small breweries in the Towy valley, Evan Evans at Llandeilo and Ffos y Ffin at Capel Dewi supply pubs and hotels while a number of pubs brew their own beer, notably the White Hart at Llanddarog off the A48 near the National Botanic Garden and The Telegraph Inn at Llangadog.

Brecon Carreg Water is bottled near Carreg Cennen Castle.

 

 

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