Of all the wacky Harry Potter related spin-off adventures, this B&B has got to be the quaintest and lowest risk. We’ve all been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour (if you haven’t, definitely check it out) but none of us have tried the revamped Hogwarts-themed B&B in South Wales. Sounds magic, right?
As typically British as that sounds, fans of the wizarding world have been booking up the Llety Cynin in Carmarthen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling’s first book.
It’s small scale but the amount of passion for Harry Potter within these walls is nothing to sniff at.
Twice a week, this little guest house serves a ‘Wizard’s Tea’ and decks out their living and dining spaces to look as much like the Hogwarts Great Hall and Common Rooms as possible – you’re going to have to use a bit of imagination with this once.
We got our robes in a twist about Harry Potter yoga and that was just regular yoga with positions named after spells. This right here is what being a Harry Potter fan is all about.
When you arrive at the B&B you’ll be sorted in your respective houses (please not Slytherin, please not Slytherin, please not Slytherin etc).
From here you’ll get to try an array of magical foods from their Potter themed menu which features all manner of edible references to the books and the films.
Signature dishes including Gamekeepers rock cakes, Aunt Petunia’s trifle, Pumpkin Pasties, Mandrake Cake and chocolate frogs.
Naturally, the food is served in Hogwarts-appropriate owl cages and has to accompanied by a warming tankard of Butterbeer. (FYI, the Butterbeer at the Harry Potter tour is just IrnBru with ice-cream – hopefully this version is better than that).
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‘Wizard’s Tea’ is £10.95 for children and £15.95 for adults, but bookings are filling up very quickly.