Café has the rustic feel of a farmhouse
Where? The Old Mill Café, Llanddowror, near St Clears
Atmosphere? The Old Mill Café has moved on from its previous incarnation as a transport café, maturing in to a friendly, rustic eatery with a real homespun atmosphere. Despite an unprepossessing exterior, the interior was a pleasant surprise, with a laid-back farmhouse kitchen feel, as well as lovely plush leather seats for those seeking a more relaxing experience. Despite being close to the busy main road, traffic noise was non-existent, with only the sounds of the countryside in evidence.
Crowd? The café was empty on the early evening visit, but there was plenty of life outdoors, with hens, chickens and even a black and white pig adding a homely country feel.
Menu? There's a great selection of down-to-earth grub on offer, including all-day breakfasts in small, midi, and — for those with huge appetites — mega sizes. There's plenty of nibbles, with paninis, sandwiches and home-made stews. For those with a sweet tooth, there's plenty of cakes, washed down by tea and coffee available. There's also farm produce on sale so you can take a little bit of the Old Mill home with you.
What did we have? A cheeseburger, priced at a reasonable £4.95, accompanied by proper home-made chips and a decently-sized salad side dish.
Service? Service was friendly and informal, with a prompt delivery.
Disability access? There's a disability ramp leading into the café, with plenty of room inside.
Parking? As befits its former existence as a truckers' café, there's plenty of room to park.
The verdict? The Old Mill is perfect for an unpretentious and reasonably priced fuss-free feed, with a friendly rustic atmosphere.
The bill? £4.95
Would you recommend it to a friend? The Old Mill is a great place to break up a journey, or for a treat in its own right.