Llansteffan and Llanybri are small welcoming communities, with peace and wide open spaces in abundance. You will see and hear sky larks in Spring, swallows and bats galore in Summer, geese and shell duck in Autumn and red kite screeching all year round !
Locally, sandy Llansteffan beach and village at the mouth of the river Towy, are overlooked by a Norman castle and boast an award winning restaurant “Hen Tafarn”, specialising in locally caught fish and game. There are two pubs, a beach café/ souvenir shop, local shop/café/post office, and fish ‘n chips is available seasonally. Llanybri village is within easy walking distance for a visit to the closest local pub, where food is served excellent and reasonably priced Thai food, Sunday lunch and traditional pub grub.
Local pursuits include stunning coastal and estuary walks with views to the Gower Penninsular ,West to Pendine and Tenby, beach fishing, picking cockles, wildlife and bird spotting or just lazing on the sandy beach (at low tide swimming is restricted). The main beach has restricted access for dogs from 1st May to 30th Sept, but still plenty of coastal walks to enjoy.
Services and shops in the local area are usually family run friendly affairs, many stock local products and offer value for money. We have a local farm shop delivery on Sat each week and fantastic sausages, pork, Welsh Black steaks, and home made cheese can be purchased.
Our closest shop with Post Office is in Llansteffan village, 2 miles away, and sells groceries, papers, some local produce and crafts. It is a friendly family run business, the hub of village life with information about local events and gossip!! The café is open during the day for breakfast, light meals and snacks at reasonable prices.
Beach shop and café
The shop/cafe is located next to the main car park on the Green, Llansteffan (the beach). It is open seasonally for snacks and light lunches throughout the day, and sells beach gear, ice creams and some souvenirs.
Florries Fish and Chips
Again located in the car park on the Green, and summer season hours. Mostly open at weekends and early evenings through the week for great fish and chips and hot take away meals.
Our local in llanybri is within walking distance and serves a variety of meals including a Thai menu and a popular carvery roast on Sunday.The pubs in Llansteffan, 2 miles away (just about walking distance) are The Sticks Hotel and the Castle, both are friendly family run businesses and serve good home made food.
The Pantydderwen Tafarn in Llangain, approx 6 miles away. A wide range of food is served, and the restaurant can be very busy in the evenings.
In Llansteffan village there is a wonderful restaurant called Yr Hen Tafarn, featuring local fish, meat and game run by the larger than life “Big Bill”. The restaurant has featured in Rick Steins Local Food Heroes, on Angela Grays Good Food Channel, Olive food magazine and Vogue! The menu is seasonal and interesting, the food freshly cooked, and portions are very, very generous. Bill will adapt most recipes to individual tastes.
The Mansion House Hotel, Pantathro. The setting is stunning, looking down the Towy estuary towards the sea and a variety of regional and modern food is served.