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Visit Wales Gold Award Winner

We were recently awarded the Gold Award from Visit Wales for our serviced accommodation for outstanding quality, comfort and hospitality. It's the 2nd year running that we have achieved this and we are so pleased to receive this accolade again.

 

 

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A fantastic night at Welsh National Wedding awards

Thank you to JR Events our team had a fantastic evening at Brangwyn Hall on Sunday 13th November. Unfortunately we didn't come away with the prize this year, but a huge Thank you to all of our Brides & Grooms and their wedding parties who voted for us! We take great pleasure in helping you have the wedding of your dreams and look forward to a great year of weddings in 2017. 

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Carms Means Business Award Winners!

On Friday 24th March we attended the CMB Awards, we are so proud to tell you... we won the Food & Drink Award, and Runner Up in the Tourism & Leisure Award. We would like to thank all our customers for your continued support, we would not have won without you. Thank you to The CMB for a wonderful night and also a massive thank you to my team at the Plough, we look forward to another successful year! 

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West Wales Business Awards, January 2017

We were so delighted to have been nominated in the category for food and drink at the 2017 Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star West Wales Business Awards. Readers of both papers were encouraged to nominate online and within both papers. The judging then took place with stiff competition in all categories. This year we were awarded Highly Commended, with Wright's Food Emporium taking the top prize in this category. The evening was a success again this year with Andrew taking a small team of staff to support the Plough.   

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Our 2017 Charity of the Year

Our chosen charity for 2017 is Blood Bikes Wales, they provide an invaluable service to the Welsh NHS, transporting blood, plasma, important documents and other items between four NHS Trusts.

 

We will be organising lots of fundraising events throughout the year and hope that with your support we can raise lots of money for this fantastic cause

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Merry Christmas from all at The Plough!

We have had a wonderful festive season welcoming guests enjoy their Christmas parties- we Thank all of you for choosing The Plough for your celebrations and look forward to welcoming you all in 2017. Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda!!

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Brecon Beacons Tourism Winner!

On Thursday 10th November we attended the Brecon Beacons Tourism awards- it was a fantastic evening and we are delighted to announce we won the Large Serviced Accommodation category, with such high calibre competition is was a huge surprise to all of the team, we look forward to working with the Brecon Beacons tourism association in 2017!

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Welsh Wedding Awards 2016

It's time for black tie and glamour as the team at the Plough get dressed up to attend the Welsh Wedding Awards 2016.  We're shortlisted in the category of "Best Venue" in West Wales, so wish us luck as we venture to the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on Sunday 13th November.

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Llandeilo Festival of the Senses - Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd November

The Winter festival with the very best of reputations returns again to our lovely market town to stimulate all your senses! Delicious foods, aromatic olfactory treats, fabulous free entertainment and lots lots more.  Go Christmas shopping with a difference, and why not drop into the Plough for coffee or afternoon tea.  A brilliant day out. 

 

For more information check out the website www.fos.wales

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Well done to Heulwen Richards, monthly draw winner

Every month we pick a winner for our monthly draw where you can win dinner for two at The Plough.
The winner for August draw is.... Heulwen Richards, congratulations.
For your chance to enter simply fill in your email address on a monthly draw card the next time you are visiting The Plough and you could be our next winner.

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BRECON BEACONS TOURISM AWARDS 2016

Back in July, we entered the Brecon Beacon's Tourism Awards, and we can now announce that The Plough has been shortlisted to the final. We are looking forward to the awards evening in November. Lets hope we win. Good luck all the other finalist and thank you to our team for all their hard work. Fingers crossed for a great result!

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Level 3 Tourism Apprenticeship apprentency

Coleg Sir Gar have a Vacancy for the Level 3 Tourism Apprenticeship course in conjunction with us at The Plough. 
One of our current staff members Megan completed this apprenticeship course and really enjoyed it. 
Here is what Megan has gained from taking this course;

"Before I started this apprenticeship and working at the Plough, I had no confidence and I could barely talk to family and friends let alone talk to complete strangers. From this course I have learned to interact with customers on a daily basis bringing me out of my comfort zone, and working with an amazing and friendly team. I have also learned a valuable skill, which is the skill of working in the environment which has gained me first hand learning to delegate with staff members and customer to achieve the high standards the Plough set out. I know for a fact that I would not have learned any of this and improved myself as a person if it wasn't for this apprenticeship course."

If you are interested in applying for this fantastic opportunity, please contact Karen at Coleg Sir Gar; karen.price@colegsirgar.ac.uk

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Recommended on HolidayCheck for 2016, July 2016

What a lovely surprise in the post this morning... We have been recommended on Holiday check for 2016. We love surprises! 

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Five Star Rating

We're delighted that our recent inspection yielded another 5 star hygiene rating.

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Enjoy a day out at the Royal Welsh Show ...

The Plough makes a great stopping off point if you're one of almost 300,000 visitors travelling to - or home from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Builth Wells.  Drop in for delicious Italian morning coffee, simply delicious or for one of our pub favourites off our evening menu! 

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Martin from Coverland, May 2016

"I thought I'd get in touch to let you know how much we enjoyed playing on Saturday at The Plough again. Jonny and Louise had a fantastic evening, as did we. You guys worked very hard to ensure it was a night to remember for everyone and made us feel very welcome, as always. It's been amazing to watch The Plough transform over the years. It really is beautiful there now Andrew! You must be so proud. 

Please do let us know if any future brides and grooms express interest in a band. We'd love to come back!"
 
www.coverlandband.co.uk 

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People's Choice Awards April 2016

We came runner up for best restaurant in Wales in the inaugural People's Choice Awards 2016 organised by WalesOnline. 
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. 

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Booking.com 2015 Award, March 2016

Another proud moment, we have been given a 2015 Award by Booking.com. We achieved a rating of 9.3 out of 10, based on guest reviews, at the end of 2015. This Award is given out by Booking.com to properties annually, in honour of their achievements over the past year as measured by their overall guest review score. 

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West Wales Business Awards, January 2016

We were so amazed at winning the category for food and drink at the 2016 Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star West Wales Business Awards. Readers of both papers were encouraged to nominate online and within both papers. The judging then took place with stiff competition in all 10 categories. Last year's awards, the first of their kind, were hailed a triumph with scores of businesses attending the glittering event. 

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Top Rated in LateRooms.com, January 2016

We did it! We're Top Rated in the LateRooms.com's Simply the Guest Awards; the UK's only hotel awards based purely on genuine guest reviews. 

LateRooms.com's Top Rated showcases a bunch of the best-loved hotels in the UK. They all have minimum review scores of 80%, taken from genuine guest reviews over the past year. So they're all Simply the Guest! We were delighted that our rating was 100%! Thank you! 

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Gwobr Aur, Gold Award 2016

We received a lovely surprise in the post this Christmas Eve, Visit Wales has awarded us with a Gold Award for our serviced accommodation for outstanding quality, comfort and hospitality for 2016. What a lovely Christmas present! 
More information: www.visitwales.com 

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Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards, November 2015

This week just keeps on getting better - as you may know we were nominated for three awards at the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association awards, and we won all three - plus Tourism Business of the year, to say we were shocked is an understatement. Thank you to everyone at CTA, and all of the judges we had the pleasure to meet during the process... to have our dedication and hard work recognised is fantastic, the team work tirelessly and we couldn’t be happier. 
Award 1 - Most Effective Marketing 
Award 2 - Taste of Carmarthenshire - Dining Out 
Award 3 - Large Serviced Accommodation of the Year 
Award 4 - Tourism Business of the Year 
Thank you to our loyal guests and diners who continuously support us. 
From Andrew and the team xxxx 

  
More information: www.carmarthenshiretourism.co.uk/tourism-awards 

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Welsh National Wedding Awards, November 2015

We won Best Wedding Venue for West Wales at the Welsh National Wedding Awards last night - we are all thrilled to receive this for the second year running. Thank you to our fabulous Brides and Grooms - as always it is an absolute pleasure to help you all plan your special day, and also a huge thanks to my team without their hard work and dedication this award would not be possible.

 

Lots of Love from Andrew and all of the team xxxx 

  
More information: www.facebook.com/thewelshweddingawards 

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The Top 20 Hotels in Wales according to Trivago, November 2015

Thank you to all of our trivago reviewers - your excellent feedback has landed us at number 15 on this list! To be within the Top 20 hotels in Wales is a great achievement. Testament to the team's hard work! We are all chuffed. 

  
More information: www.walesonline.co.uk and www.checkin.trivago.co.uk/2015 

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World Vegan Month, November 2015

November is World Vegan Month...it is dedicated to educating others about the vegan lifestyle, here at the Plough we offer a wide range of vegan dishes which are available if pre ordered in advance. There are some fabulous dishes to choose from such as 'Courgette and nut fritters with chunky tomato and basil sauce', 'Portobello mushroom filled with roasted Vegetables, herb crust, pesto drizzle', 'Bombay filled deep fried pepper with a korma sauce' and finish off with some delicious vegan desserts, 'Lime and Coconut Cheesecake', 'Exotic roasted fruit kebabs with rum syrup', and many more options to choose from. 

We cater for other dietary requirements such as Gluten free, dishes suitable are noted with a [C] in our menus, also available are Lactose intolerant, and vegetarian dishes. If you have any further dietary requirements, please speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help. 

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Ambassadors for the Brecon Beacons National Park, November 2015

Recently two of our team members Greg and Sara took part on a course to become Ambassadors for the Brecon Beacons National Park, during the course they also completed their World Host programme for customer service. Well done both. 

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Spooky Fun, October 2015

Why not head to Carmarthenshire this October half term. With the Plough's 'Kids go Free this Autumn' offer you can enjoy some really spooky goings on, with great adventure activities. Join in a haunted house tour with pumpkin carving on a 'spooky nature night', or visit the ghoulish gold mine underground tours. How about joining Nick on his 'Creepy Carmarthenshire Tours'! The team atDiscover Carmarthenshire have pulled together some great ideas ..... 

Why not add to the fun by taking up some of our adventure options from mountain biking to kayaking! Have a spookily good time in Carmarthenshire! 

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Welsh National Wedding Awards October 2015

A huge thank you to all our wonderful brides and grooms who voted for us! The Plough Rhosmaen has been shortlisted for the Welsh National Wedding Awards as Best Wedding Venue in the Region. Fingers crossed we come home with the trophy, second year running! 

More information: www.welshnationalweddingawards.co.uk 

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AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence 2015/16, October 2015

We are passionate about food here at The Plough, the quality of the raw ingredients through to the presentation on the plate! 

"I'm delighted that the team have again been awarded this accolade. We're proud to support both local and other Welsh suppliers in sourcing the very best ingredients for our dishes" commented Hotel owner, Andrew Roberts. 

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Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards 2015/16, October 2015

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards by the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association. The team are thrilled to have their hard work recognised, and are looking forward to the winners being announced! 

More information: www.carmarthenshiretourism.co.uk/news 

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Perfect reading material, October 2015

We have just added some new books for guests to enjoy reading in our lounge. They are the perfect reading material on the gardens and local area, which would be best read with a glass of our new Welsh wine selction - Glyndwr available in Red and White. Also keep an eye out for the welsh speakers on our team, they can be spotted wearing an orange cymraeg badge. 

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Winners of our Facebook competition, September 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to our fabulous winners: Debbie Marie Dymock-brown on winning our top prize of the Family/group pass to Heatherton world of Adventures. 1st runner up - entry for 2 and 5 credits each to Heatherton World of Adventures - Lin Davies ; 2nd runner up - Two tickets to Oakwood Theme Park - Meinir Morgan and finally 3rd runner up - Free entry for two to Folly Farm - Nikki Walton 

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Brides and Grooms, August 2015

Congratulation to our fabulous brides and grooms from August. This month has been beautiful with 9 weddings, they all looked elegant, spectacular and beautiful.

 

Mr & Mrs Tracey & Lee Griffiths - Sat 1st August 2015

Mr & Mrs Victoria & Aled Thomas - Mon 3rd August 2015

Mr & Mrs Michelle & Adrian Griffiths - Fri 7th August 2015

Mr & Mrs Natalie & Rhodri Phillips - Sat 8th August 2015

Mr & Mrs Gemma & Scott Carling - Sat 15th August 2015

Mr & Mrs Francis & Chris Coley - Fri 21st August 2015

Mr & Mrs Ffion & Robert Jones - Sat 22nd August 2015

Mr & Mrs Tracey & Martin Rees - Fri 28th August 2015

Mr & Mrs Katie & Robbie Waters - Sat 29th August 2015

 

The Plough looked amazing with help from the following, chair covers from Got it Covered, Christina's Chair Covers & Sashes, and Chair Covers Wales. Flowers from the talented Sue Thomas. There were amazing and beautiful cakes this month, Alison's Bespoke Cakes, Mez-merised Cakes, and also the creative brides and their friends who have made their own flowers and cakes. Photographers Peter Meredith Photography, Adrian Davies Photography, celf calon and also some amazing musicians, John Adams, Taliesin String Quartet, and Llewelyn Ifan Jones harpist. 

We wish all our brides and grooms all the happiness in the world. Lots of love from all the staff at The Plough

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Trip advisor has awarded us into their Hall of Fame, June 2015

Trip advisor has awarded us into their Hall of Fame. This is in recognition of the Plough receiving a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. We are delighted by this and would like to thank all our customers for helping us receive this award, also I personally would like to thank my team for their hard work and dedication. 

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Young Chef success, February 2015

Congratulations to Siriol on winning the all Wales Regional Final of the prestigious UK Future Chef competition organised by Springboard UK. Siriol beat off stiff competition from five other finalists at Coleg y Cymmoedd in Nantgarw on 11 February. Siriol is a student at Ysgol Bro Denefwr, Llandeilo currently studying food technology and has been assisted with the competition by Food Technology teacher Doreen Martin and mentored by Head Chef Chris Lovell from The Plough restaurant, Rhosmaen. Her task at the competition was to prepare a two course meal for two with a budget of £10. 

Siriol now goes on to compete in the UK final at the famous Westminster College, London in March this year where she will be up against 11 other regional winners

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Tenovus Charity Ball, February 2015

On behalf of Tenovus, myself and my team, I would like to extend a huge Thank You for your kind donations and involvement in making our Charity evening such a success. We raised £10,696 which is an outstanding amount for such a worthy cause. The Llandeilo Tenovus branch ladies are thrilled with the amount, and informed me it is the largest amount they have ever raised in one single event. Once again THANK YOU! from us all. 

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Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star Business Awards 2015

The first west Wales Business Awards to celebrate the successes of firms from across the region has been hailed a triumph. More than 125 firms entered the event organised by the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star, which saw eight categories plus an overall winner. The Plough was awarded -highly commended under the tourism category sponsored by NatWest. www.digital-southwales.co.uk 

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The best wedding venue in West Wales: the Welsh National Wedding awards 2014!

We are proud to announce that The Plough was awarded best wedding venue in West Wales at the Welsh National Wedding awards 2014!! Thank you to all of our brides, grooms and their families & friends for voting for us, it means the world to us and we are all thrilled to have our dedication recognised. www.welshnationalweddingawards.co.uk 

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Builth Sportive Weds 7th September

Our website contains lots of information regarding cycling around Carmarthenshire and Brecon Beacons.  You may be even more enthusiastic about the sport and enjoy cyclosportives.  If so read more!!

 

Cycling enthusiasts across Powys have the opportunity to take part in a sportive next month, on the day Britain’s biggest professional cycle race returns to the county. The Builth Sportive will take on Wednesday 7 September, the same day Powys hosts the Stage 4 finish of this year’s Tour of Britain.

For more information and to book your place on the Tour of Britain Sportive, visit www.johnlloydracing.com

(Picture courtesy of Anthony Pease Photography)

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THE PLOUGH RHOSMAEN

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