Location Church Bank Playing Fields,
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0BA
Tel: 01550 – 721110 (office)
01550 – 721389 (Clubhouse)
If approaching eastward on A40, from Carmarthen/Llandeilo:
70 yds past railway crossing, at sharp left bend, turn right. In 100yds, past church, turn right into Heol Plughafen.
If approaching westward on A40, from Brecon/Sennybridge:
Go through town centre. At sharp right bend, turn left. In 100yds, past church, turn right into Heol Plughafen.
If approaching southward on A483, from Llandrindod/Builth:
At T-junction near station, turn left towards town.
In 70 yds, at sharp left bend, turn right. In 100yds, past church, turn right into Heol Plughafen.
The Llandovery clubhouse is situated at the end of the 1st XV pitch inside the club grounds at Church Bank. Built around 20 years ago the club has a main bar area which can seat 120 at a formal dinner or cater for many more on match days.
As well as the main clubroom bar there is a Lounge bar, often used for the respective committees for post match entertainment. A third bar, the ‘Red Room’ is used for a Sponsors room on match days. The room has its title because it houses the red bar and fittings from the former International Suite at the old Arms Park purchased at the time of demolition to make way for the new stadium.
There is a players room where both teams and match officials can find a little peace for a time after the game, where they are served their food. `
The club has a licensed caravan site where from time to time opposition supporters stay for the weekend.
Llandovery is a small town of under 2000 people but is well served by various pubs. The club and ground is about 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of town, or 2-3 by car.
In the centre of town is the Castle Hotel. There is a good range of real ales in the bar with an extensive bar menu and also a separate restaurant. Also in the centre of town are the Bear Inn and White Hall both popular watering holes with the locals. However, probably the most interesting and possibly unique pub is to be found in the main square – The Red Lion. There is no bar, beer is served in a jug from the kitchen where the barrels are set up on their tram. The tiny room has kitchen tables and settles and is a popular male domain on a Saturday night. Rugby columnist and quiz master Huw S Thomas can usually be found testing the locals’ sporting knowledge or counting the winnings from the day’s bets on the rugby results.
The younger generations tend to use the Greyhound or Cheers both near the centre of town and quite lively on Saturday evenings.
Entering the town from the Brecon Road end, the Kings Arms and a little further on the Blue Bell are both good pubs where food is available, as is also true for the Lord Rhys and North Western found near the station when entering town from the direction of Carmarthen.