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The Smiths Arms Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Heol y Foel, Foelgastell SA14 7EL, Wales
+44 1269 842213
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Smith's Arms is found approximately 5 miles from the Pont Abraham Services at the western end of the M4. It is easy to find by travelling the 5 miles along the A48 and following the brown tourist signs on the left. When we travel we try to miss out on motorway service food and this restaurant looked like a... More 

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Thank Antaries
Wales
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly Pub,with good ,well priced quality food.Spacious dining area,clean toilets with ample parking and child play area.Well worth trying.

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Thank dreamboy
Fareham, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Not wishing to eat in a service area we took a chance and followed the brown tourist sign to this pub. We were so glad we did. Food was good and well priced with several offers including free dessert for the over 60s. Recommended and well worth the half mile detour.

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Thank RobertFGCarter
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Have been meaning to give this a try for quite some time and happened to be passing close by recently so decided to call in for lunch. The waiter who served us was really friendly and welcoming. We sat in the restaurant which was really homely. The whole place is nice and cosy. After a little while several locals came... More 

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Thank Nantlais29
Llandysul, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You probably wouldn't seek The Smith's Arms out for a special visit, but it's handily placed just a minute off the A48 between Cross Hands and Carmarthen and offers a warm welcome and good food. So an excellent stop-off if en route to the ferry to Ireland. We enjoyed a really good steak and salad prepared to order and wine... More 

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Thank Sarah363335
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Going for meal as a large party can be a bit hit and miss, restaurants can be great at serving small groups but then get it so wrong with a larger party. At The Smiths however, it was good! The staff are all quite young but efficient and very polite, nothing was too much trouble, two of the party were... More 

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Thank Heather E
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great welcome here. We were a large party & took over restaurant. Lunch served piping hot. Beef was melting & turkey good too. Nice selection of seasonal veg. Xmas pudding was lush with brandy sauce. Thank u all

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Thank Lisa J
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here with some family for my birthday. I had the fish and chips which was very nice and a big portion. I had aero cheesecake for desert which was delicious! My family also enjoyed their meals and the waiting staff were friendly and helpful. I do feel that the restaurant and bar needs updating. I love cosy old pubs... More 

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Thank DobyFree
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great welcome, good hospitality. The food was excellent and great to have home made chips rather than cooked from frozen. Burgers were amazing especially the tex-mex. As a visitor to the area we found the local drinkers very chatty and really added value to our visit. A great pub.

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Thank Senormarron
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Called here on my way home from work with my daughter and had a meal...gorgeous food, helpful staff and nice atmosphere....have been before and will go again...can thoroughly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heol y Foel, Foelgastell SA14 7EL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Foelgastell
  • Phone Number: +44 1269 842213

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?