In a town rich with Dylan Thomas heritage, chef Nick Priestland is scaling back his highly-regarded restaurant to focus on B&B accommodation. Well, that was the plan
Lovely Laugharne, on the Taf estuary, with its grand but dilapidated 12th-century castle and views over Carmarthen Bay is linked in verse and visitors to Dylan Thomas. On the way into town, we pass St Martin’s Church, where the poet is buried and Brown’s Hotel, where he guzzled and gossiped (and gave out the bar’s phone number as his own).
There’s more Thomas to come but for now we head to The Cors. A small stone bridge over the Corran leads into a large garden where, on a sunny autumn day, a Japanese pagoda tree dazzles in red and orange. Behind lies the Victorian country house, two storeys of shabby beauty that for over 20 years have been home to chef-patron Nick Priestland’s fine-dining restaurant.