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The Smiths Arms, Llanelli, Dyfed

The Smiths Arms

4.4
4.4
103 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are a friendly, country village pub providing traditional homemade food, which we source locally from quality suppliers. We have a full selection of dishes for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans. Children are welcome, high chairs are available and a we have a family friendly secure beer garden.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon - Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Sun: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01269 842213
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jay Tanner
  • Area
    Llanelli
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

103 Reviews
  1. ChristineE

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Friendly helpful staff.

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  2. NicolaT

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited The Smith's for Sunday Lunch, this was the second time we've eaten here whilst travelling to Carmarthen. The dinner was delicious, excellent value for money with a great selection of veg, and the added bonus of yorkshire pudding with any meat ordered, the food was piping hot and plentiful, I especially liked the cauliflower cheese. The young lady serving us was very friendly and provided excellent service. We will definitely visit again when passing through.

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  3. Kelly

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, good sized portions. Will definitely be back.

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  4. LizB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our visit to The Smiths Arms. Food was fresh and delicious, the service couldn’t have been better. We will definitely be returning.

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  5. RhodriE

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome on arrival, prompt service, large choice on the menu plus a specials board. All meals were of generous proportions and clearly home cooked. Will be back again soon

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  6. Eric

    West Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Meat ok but veg just dumped on plate very watery no taste, cauliflower cheese swimming in water, had not been drained, overall very disappointing.

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  7. LeeD

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the staff couldn’t do enough for us

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  8. SianE

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service Very pleasant young man serving us

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  9. MarieT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday dinner, lovely tender meat. So nice to have cauliflower & broccoli cheese as well as lovely veg on plate. Good quality and reasonably priced.

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  10. CherylR

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very relaxed atmosphere. Generous portions and food was hot when served. Delicious chips!I had the sea bass..2 plump fillets beautifully cooked. Will visit again.

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  11. LisaI

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service..would visit again most definitely.

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  12. RhianJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious homemade food, quick service and friendly staff

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  13. MarieA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday Lunch and also had a lovely evening meal.

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  14. NinaT

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    June 2023-Absolutely Perfect!! Delicious home cooked Sunday dinner, and it was so nice, I had to make room for a lovely Belgian Apple Pie afterwards.

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  15. RoystonC

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had food on Friday. Very nice home made chips really good. Could do with more choices on menu, but that's my preference. Would return again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food and super value for money,will definitely return.

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  17. MarkyT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very efficient staff for both food and drinks, generous portions!

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  18. MaryH

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great welcome , helpfull staff. Lovley home cooked food, Sunday dinner tasty roasties. Puds are really good. Large portions. Great value. Will be going again

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  19. Invisible

    West Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor quality food, service and presentation. No one checked if we were satisfied with our meals. Very disappointed.

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  20. KarenJ

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food good traditional home cooked fresh

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  21. Swans

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were very good. Where we were sitting there was black mildew on the ceiling in the alcove area which needed addressing.

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  22. SeanB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly local pub offering a decent Sunday lunch at a great price. Not fancy but good Pub food and ideal for a family. Nice atmosphere. Worked really well on our way to Pembrokeshire.

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  23. Anonymous

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food really wasn’t as it used to be, parsnips and potatoes were actually raw! The veggie option of Nut roast was just a block of baked rice. No one came to check if everything was ok, but a lot of staff on. And I’m all for price rises, but what used to cost us £30 now costs us over £50. It seems to be that we are charged differently each time we go for the same meal. We used to love coming here, it definitely was lacking something today.

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  24. KeithY

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very good pub with good beer and good food.We call often on our way back from football at Swansea.Always a good experience.

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  25. MoiraN

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, great service and good value for money. Will definitely book again when we’re down there.

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  26. RobertW

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's lovely knowing that you can take friends from outside the area to your local, and know that they will not be disappointed.

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  27. TonyR

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Food seems to get better every time we call

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  28. AlanS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff very friendly, food was very good will be visiting again

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  29. TonyR

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Food Excellent James/Jay owners excellent

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  30. michaelB

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always try to stop there for lunch on our way from Hampshire to Laugharne. Always good. Great menu choices.

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  31. AlisonJ

    West Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding the best steak I’ve had in ages

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  32. LJG61

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here on a friend's recommendation, before going to Luminate at the NBGW. Lovely ambience, friendly staff, excellent choice throughout the menu. Food was delicious and really good value for the price paid. Would definitely eat here again!

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  33. BeckiG

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Did wait quite a while for food, 45 minutes and wasn't busy. The batter on the Fish was a tad over done but the fish itself was lovely. Seabass was absolutely perfect, as was the Hunters Chicken.

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  34. AmandaD

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal , very reasonably priced . Excellent service , friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend this dog friendly pub .

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  35. RichardA

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Too busy, children serving at table, too noisy and overcrowded

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  36. EBebe

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I always recommend The Smiths if anyone is looking for a great place to eat.

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  37. AndrewS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Sunday dinner food was great one of the nicest we’ve had Staff were very attentive and friendly will definitely be calling here again

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  38. DavidD

    West Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too much mash put on plates making plates overfilled. Suggest either asking customers what and how much they require or use Tureens.

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  39. AlwynP

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    USED TO CALL WHILE TRAVELLING ABOUT 10 TIMES A YEAR AND FOUND IT TO BE A VERY WELCOMING PLACE FOR SUNDAY LUNCH. THIS WAS OUR FIRST VISIT SINCE COVID STARTED. THE YOUNG STAFF WERE WELCOMING, FRIENDLY AND EXTREMELY EFFICIENT. EXCELLENT SUNDAY LUNCH AND REASONABLY PRICED. THE ONLY CRITICISM WAS THAT WE WERE ASKED WHAT OUR MENU CHOICES WERE WITHOUT A LUNCH MENU BEING AVAILABLE. THE WAITRESS TOLD US THE OPTIONS AND PRICES. OVERALL A REALLY GOOD LUNCH AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING.

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  40. DaniellaM

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, delicious food, great atmosphere. My only tiny observation was that the WiFi is not the best but I'm assuming that's just because of its location. Otherwise will definitely be returning as soon as possible

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The Smiths Arms is rated 4.4 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Smiths Arms

Foelgastell, Llanelli, Dyfed SA14 7EL

Additional information

  • Area
    Llanelli
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon - Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Sun: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jay Tanner
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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