Dylanologists – if there’s such a term – will be familiar with Browns Hotel. It’s where poet Dylan Thomas sipped and scribbled in the ‘timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town’ that became the template for his masterwork, Under Milk Wood.
His old watering hole has returned to life – and it’s a case of back to the past, not future. Don’t worry, you won’t be confronted with tobacco-stained walls, stale beer and damp sheets. The new Browns is a theatrical homage, 1940s and ’50s nostalgia glimpsed through a modern prism. In the words of host Carly Griffith, it’s like ‘stepping back into a simpler, slower time’.
The brand ‘new’ Browns provides high-quality contemporary boutique guest accommodation sprinkled with magic Dylan dust, a reinterpretation of its post-war heyday with memorabilia and bedrooms that summon up nostalgic thoughts of vintage values and style.