RFC THE DROVERS
The Llandovery clubhouse is situated at
the end of the 1st XV pitch inside the club grounds at Church Bank.
Built around 20 years ago the club has a main bar area which can seat
120 at a formal dinner or cater for many more on match days.
As well as the main clubroom bar there
is a Lounge bar, often used for the respective committees for post
match entertainment. A third bar, the 'Red Room' is used for a
Sponsors room on match days. The room has its title because it houses
the red bar and fittings from the former International Suite at he old
Arms Park purchased at the time of demolition to make way for the new
There is a players room where both
teams and match officials can find a little peace for a time after the
game where they are served their food.
The club has an association with
Tetleys the main suppliers of beers and food can be purchased from the
kitchen before and after matches. The club also has a licensed caravan
site where from time to time opposition supporters stay for the
Llandovery is a small town of under
2000 people but is well served by various pubs. The club and ground is
about 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of town, or 2-3 by car.
In the centre of town is the Castle
Hotel, sponsors of rugby in the town and also providing accommodation
for visiting rugby sides. There is a good range of real ales in the
bar with an extensive bar menu and also a separate restaurant. Also in
the centre of town are the Bear Inn and White Hall both popular
watering holes with the locals. However, probably the most interesting
and possibly unique pub is to be found in the main square - The Red
Lion. There is no bar, beer is served in a jug from the kitchen where
the barrels are set up on their tram. The tiny room has kitchen tables
and settles and is a popular male domain on a Saturday night. Rugby
columnist and quiz master Huw S Thomas can usually be found testing
the locals' sporting knowledge or counting the winnings from the day's
bets on the rugby results.
The younger generations tend to use the
Greyhound or Cheers both near the centre of town and quite lively on
Entering the town from the Brecon Road
end, the Kings Arms and a little further on the Blue Bell are both
good pubs where food is available, as is also true for the Lord Rhys
and North Western found near the station when entering town from the
direction of Carmarthen.