Llanelly House was built in 1714 by Sir Thomas Stepney the then Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire, it is the only Grade I listed building in the town of Llanelli. The building fell into massive decline, was derelict and at a critical stage by 2009. The restoration works started in 2011, with the doors opening to the public on the 25th October 2013.
A visit to the house will tell you about the past residents and how they shaped the town and the industrial landscape of South Wales. You can step back in time to the 18th Century with Sir Thomas and Lady Stepney, see them come to life and experience how the Georgians lived. Then move on to Victorian times and witness the scandalous ‘upstairs downstairs’ tales that haunt the House today. The upper floors are only accessible via a guided tour which I can thoroughly recommend.
The cafe is situated in what would have originally been the Best Parlour and Drawing Room. It serves breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and delicious cakes. Sunday lunch is particularly good too, but make sure you book.