The Browns Hotel in Laugharne, south Wales, famously known as Dylan Thomas’s favorite place to drink, write, and eavesdrop for extended periods of time, has once again reopened after closing down in 2006. After a £2m renovation, the The Browns Hotel has been boutiqued.
The Guardian has done a review of the updated hotel and bar. The Financial Times reports, also, “The goal of the renovation seems to have been less about building a Dylan Disneyland than recreating the ambience of Laugharne in the late 1940s. In the reading room there are piles of books by Thomas and his biographers, as well as lots of vintage cameras and museum-piece record players, but outside, nods to the poet are scarce. A stark, black-and-white image of the writer in the bar, back to the camera, hangs alongside an exhibition of images of Laugharne life on the staircase.”