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Rural Scene at Bronwydd - - 792843.jpg
Location: 51°53’47"N, 4°18’18"W
Post town: Carmarthen
Postcode: SA33
Dialling code: 01267
Local Government
Council: Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr

Bronwydd is a village and parish in Carmarthenshire, situated about three miles north of Carmarthen in the valley of the River Gwili. The parish comprises the village of Bronwydd Arms, a couple of nearby hamlets and a number of working farms in the surrounding area. In the 2001 census, it had a population of 572.[1]

Bronwydd Arms railway station is a halt on the Gwili Railway.[2] Cwmgwili mansion, home to a prominent local family, the Philipps, has 17th century features and is a grade II* listed building.[3] [4]


The village name is taken from the Bronwydd Arms Inn, which served until 1978 on the main road junction into the village. The public house and adjoining shop were demolished in March 1981. A slate engraving marking the site now stands on the A484 Cardigan road, opposite the B4301 that runs into the village.

The current village pub, the Hollybrook, was opened on Easter Monday 1980 by locals Glyn and Maureen Evans. The name Hollybrook is an Anglicised version of Nantcelynen, the name of the smallholding where the pub sits. The site is known to have housed a pub in 1851 by the name of 'Clothiers Arms' but by 1871 it was no longer open.

A detailed history on Bronwydd Arms and surrounding areas was published in 2002 by Carmarthenshire Council and written by local historian and resident Arwyn Thomas with the title 'Hanes Ardal Bronwydd - A History of the Area' [5]


  1. Lead View Table
  2. Visitor Information
  3. The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008
  4. "Cwmgwili, Bronwydd". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  5. Thomas, Arwyn (2002). Hanes Ardal Bronwydd A History of the Area. Carmarthenshire County Council. pp. 287. ISBN 0-906821-61-4. 

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