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to the dolaucothi arms


In the rolling greenery of the Cothi Valley, nestled in the Cambrian Mountains, The Dolaucothi Arms Pub has been offering a warm welcome to locals and travellers alike since the 16th century. 

‘I entered the Inn of the Pump Saint. The people were kind and attentive, and set before me a homely but savoury supper, and a foaming tankard of ale….in a large chamber, I found an excellent and clean bed, in which I enjoyed a refreshing sleep.’     


George Borrow, author of Wild Wales 1854

Very little has changed since the famous Victorian traveller George Borrow visited. The beds in our rooms are very comfortable and the warmth of welcome in our two bars and restaurants is the same – although we would like to think that the choice and quality of food and drink has improved!


But don’t take our word for it, some 30,000 visitors and readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine recently voted us the Best British Country Pub of the Year 2019/20Our beer garden has wonderful views over the valley and the rivers Cothi and Twrch to which the pub has fishing rights. The garden views are so wonderful, that they've been listed in Olive Magazine’s best 16 beer gardens in the country.

So, whether you are just passing through or planning to relax, fish, cycle or climb the mountains, you are sure of a friendly welcome from all at The Dolaucothi Arms – including our locals, staff, hens, our family of Pugs and even the rabbits.

We look forward to meeting you or welcoming you back!

FASCINATING FACT: Did you know that the Dolaucothi sits on the remains of an old Roman Fort?  Click here for more information.


Wine Bottles
Wine Bottles

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We are delighted that we have been picked again by CAMRA for inclusion in their excellent Good Beer Guide for 2021.
There are only 70 pubs in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan that are included in the Good Beer Guide and we are proud to be one of them.

BBC Countryfile Pub of the Year 2019/20

Take a look at the article on Wales online about us winning BBC Countryfile Pub of the Year 2019/20.  Click here for the full article.

We're very proud and so grateful to all the people who took the time to vote for us! A BIG Thank You!

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We stopped here for a drink on our way back from Swansea. A very warm welcome and lovely comfy sofas in the bar. We will be returning for a special meal out in the near future.

- Jan Jones

My husband and I were in the area on holiday and took a visit to the Dolaucothi Arms for a drink. It felt really safe with all the extra measures in place and Claire, the landlady was brilliant. We decided to stay for supper and had a lovely evening. I would definitely recommend a visit. Wishing Claire, her team and the friendly locals all the best in these difficult times

- Annabelle Williams

Stopped overnight in the car park, as the pub is in " Britstops" a national system listing motorhome welcoming businesses, and what a magnificent country setting it is located in, the landlady and staff were really welcoming and friendly, Mike's local history knowledge is better than an encyclopedia, the evening meal, locally brewed real ale, and roaring log fire were the icing on the cake. Will most certainly be visiting again, and informing Motorhoming friends, about this jewel in the Cambrian mountains.

- Clive Hanham

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