Grist Square, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, April 2012
Laugharne is thought to have been an inspiration for the fictional town of Llareggub in Under Milk Wood. If you don’t get the mischievous joke from Dylan Thomas, then just write Llareggub backwards! The actor Neil Morrissey was once the biggest ‘landlord’ in Laugharne. His interests weren’t ‘land’, but pubs. Morrissey, best known for his roles in Boon, Men Behaving Badly and as the voice of Bob the Builder, was drawn to Laugharne by his love of Dylan Thomas. He was already a frequent visitor before he started investing in pubs in and around the town. At one time, together with business partners, he owned Hurst Hotel, the New Three Mariners pub and Brown's Hotel. Sadly, for Morrissey, the enterprise didn’t work out and he no longer has a stake in any of the pubs.
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Photo by Rhys Dyfed Anthony for Discover Carmarthenshire