Browns Hotel reopens in Laugharne
Browns Hotel was one of Dylan Thomas’s favourite haunts in his home town of Laugharne in Carmarthenshire. It has just reopened as a contemporary 14-bedroom five star standard hotel following a five year renovation programme. Browns Hotel was built in 1752 as a private house.
The house was converted into a hotel in the 1800's. All 14 bedrooms at Browns Hotel are individually designed in a 1950’s retro style. They feature a variety of organic wool furnishings with Welsh organic clay paints adorning much of the walls. Don’t panic they also feature an LCD HD television, complimentary wi-fi, a media bar, a digital radio with iPod docking station/charger plus the usual tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and an en-suite bathroom /shower room.
Guests can use the bar where Dylan ordered his Buckley's ale; sit in the bay window where he read the daily newspaper or sit at a wrought iron table where he wrote and played cards. The Reading Room opposite the bar has a library of Dylan Thomas-related books.
Browns Hotel has a ground floor conference room at the rear of the building which will seat up to 12 delegates. The room has a solid wood floor with a Danish wooden oval boardroom table. Facilities include a 32 inch HD LCD television, a 2m x 1.5m pull-down screen and a projector and telephone conferencing equipment. Wi-fi is available throughout Browns Hotel.
Browns Hotel is located in King Street, Laugharne. Laugharne lies on the estuary of the River Taff overlooking Carmarthen Bay and is thought to have been Dylan Thomas’s inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub in Under Milk Wood.