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The Gatehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Welsh
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Castle Street | Kidwelly, Kidwelly SA17 5AX, Wales
+44 1554 891278
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and plenty of choices from hot drinks to a good meal. Good veggie options. Cosy interior with art work on display and craft items to buy. Good service.

Thank Helen A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freshly made & tasty food,family run business with friendly staff who are very helpful & polite,highly recommended

Thank Waynejohn66
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff were very helpful and the cafe was very clean and homely with local artist's pictures on the walls. Tea and coffee very reasonable.

Thank BristolArchie
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Called on a lovely sunny day with our dog, couple of tables outside so sat down and ordered. Two cappuccinos and an apple/almond slice and a chocolate gateaux. The chocolate cake was the most delicious I have ever tasted - gorgeous. Total cost £8. Staff very friendly and offered water for our dog. Very lovely cafe - highly recommend and... More 

Thank Jeanette W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

After visiting Kidwelly castle we wanted to relax with warm drink. Just leaving the Castle we found this coffee bar, and did't hesitate with visit. It was just great attachment to the Castle view. The interior was just right - woven table mats, soft pictures on walls, cosy fireplace remained about old traditional 5 o'clock tea time. We ordered beef... More 

Thank Elena J
Brecon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were cycling The Celtic Trail from Carmarthen to Swansea when we rolled into Kidwelly. After seeing the castle, we were just about to set off when we passed the Gatehouse, snuggling beside the town wall. What a revelation! Friendly staff, tasty and, for a change, coffee that was not over-priced, we felt very pleased to have taken a stop... More 

Thank robrees2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We popped into this lovely little place after visiting Kidwelly castle. I couldn't resist having a piece of home made apple pie with a generous helping of custard (yum) - my husband had orange & lemon pud, we washed it down with a pot of tea. We loved our puds & would recommend this place to anyone visiting Kidwelly.

Thank Angela T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

As the castle did no food we dropped by here as it is by the gatehouse. Waited ages for our food (veggie breakfast) and when it did come the veggie sausages tasted really salty and the toast was well, white....... Did not enjoy and didn't bother finishing it.

Thank HolsTripper
Ro139, Owner at The Gatehouse, responded to this review

Hi, We have reason to believe that you have reviewed the wrong premises. We are the Gatehouse coffee bar and we have not served veggie sausages for over a week as we are waiting on a delivery we have been serving veggie burgers as an alternative. All customers are asked if everything is satisfactory before leaving and we have received... More 

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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This will not be the only time we will vist this cute cafe,found by error,living fairly local,near by town,so visted the castle (that's worth a visit),.Has to be best toasted cheese and onion sandwich,and very good prices,very reasonable.And the staff are lovely so friendly,smilie faces.We will definitely be revisiting.

Thank Marie H
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I dropped in for a spot of light lunch and thoroughly enjoyed what I had. The prices were reasonable too.

Thank TBConlon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Welsh
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Kidwelly, Kidwelly SA17 5AX, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Kidwelly
  • Phone Number: +44 1554 891278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?