Businesses and shops in Carmarthen have been busy preparing their premises to welcome back shoppers who have been kept in lockdown for over three months.

Many national stores and local traders have reopened their businesses during the last couple of weeks, and have introduced strict safety procedures to minimise the risk of anyone contracting the virus. These measures include providing sanitising gel dispensers for customers, installing perspex safety screens on sales counters, using one-way systems and 2 meter spacing markers, having a maximum number of people in the premises at any one time, and the use by staff of transparent face visors that have been supplied free by Carmarthen Town Council.

Paul Raven, who runs Tea Traders in Guildhall Square said: ‘We've completed our risk assessments and made the necessary changes to our store and procedures. We've really enjoyed chatting with regular customers again over the past few days and we are really grateful for their understanding and support. This is a very tough time for local businesses and the retail and hospitality sectors have been hit especially hard so it is a huge relief to be able to reopen at last. Customer and staff wellbeing are our top priority and the safety measures that businesses like ours have put in place across the town will ensure that customers can feel safe and visit us with confidence.'

Carmarthen Town Council has been working closely with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Carmarthenshire County Council to prepare for the safe reopening of the town. Car parking remains free, signage has been installed in the public areas to remind customers about 2 meter spacing, the public toilets are open and are being checked and cleaned regularly, and the hanging baskets have been put up and are helping to add some beautiful summer colour.

We understand that local residents may feel a little concerned about visiting the town centre for the first time since the shutdown. We would like to reassure people that due to the measures that have been introduced they can now return to Carmarthen to 'Shop Safely & Shop Local', and that a very warm welcome awaits.



Aardvark Alternatives Home delivery or collection from the shop - 01267233445 foforganics@gmail.com

Albert Rees Butchers – Market Way, Carmarthen

Blasus Delicatessen - Food, Wine, Pasta, Bread, etc. Shop collection – Carmarthen 01267233811

B & M Bargains – Food, drink, etc. Hall Street, Carmarthen

Carmarthen Booze – Beer, Wine, etc – Lammas Street, Carmarthen

Chris Thomas & Sons Fruit and Veg - Phone and collect service Abergwili Road, Carmarthen 01267238363

Co-op Food – Food, Drinks, Bread, etc – King Street, Carmarthen

Danny the Milkman Dairy products delivery service - Carmarthen - Home delivery, Elderly / vulnerable

Eric Davies & Son - Butcher - Home Delivery and Collection from Shop - 01267 236799 - Market Way, Carmarthen

Fruits of Eden offer fruit and veg, eggs, honey, pickles, delivery in Carmarthen and local area 07917114222

Holland & Barrett – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

M & S Foodhall – Food, Drinks, Bread, etc – Red Street, Carmarthen

Old Market Square Delicatessen – Takeaway & Delivery service of bread, milk, eggs, light bites – 01267236175

Poundland – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Rhosyn Farm Produce - Home delivery or stall collection of meat, eggs rhosynfarm@gmail.com 07787951780

Rogers & Son Butchers - Home delivery, pay over the phone and a drive through at shop - 01267238736

Tanerdy Garage - Food, Drinks, Bread, etc - Home delivery - admin@tanerdygarage.co.uk 01267236203

Taylors of Carmarthen – Beer, Wine, Specialist chocolate, etc – King Street, Carmarthen

Tesco – Food, Drinks, Bread, etc – Online, Click and Collect – Morfa Lane, Carmarthen

The Green Scoop – Food, fresh produce, etc. - Hall Street, Carmarthen

Boars Head Hotel – Sunday Lunch, Tango Ice Blast & Chippy Night - Lammas Street, Carmarthen

Carmarthen Quins Club – Sunday Lunch – Morfa Lane, Carmarthen 

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine – Indian Food – Mansel Street, Carmarthen

Dexter’s Steakhouse – Sunday Lunch & Steak Nights – The Quay, Carmarthen

Farhin's Indian Takeaway - Indian Food - Priory Street, Carmarthen

Mirchi – Indian Food – Brewery Road, Carmarthen

My Vintage Delights – Hot Drinks & Cakes – Carmarthen Town

Old Market Square Delicatessen – Takeaway & Delivery service of bread, milk, eggs, light bites – 01267236175

Sloppy Joes Streetfood – Streetfood and lots more - Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Starvin Marvin’s – Food, Cakes, Drinks – Lammas Street, Carmarthen

Subway – Fresh rolls, salads, drinks & sweet orders – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Tea Traders - Tea, Coffee, Drinks, Cake, Savouries - Guildhall Square 

The New Curiosity – Sunday Lunches & dinner menus – King Street

The Tea Shop - Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Sweets - Carmarthen Park 

Lily’s Kitchen Carmarthen @ The Drovers  – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Lammas Street, Carmarthen

West End Café – Fish & Chip Shop, Lammas Street, Carmarthen

B & M Stores – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Hall Street, Carmarthen

Country Max Menswear - Men's clothing - Max Evans, Blue Street, Carmarthen (Open Wednesday 1st July)

Poundland – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Steps Carmarthen - Shoes, Bags, Accessories - King Street, Carmarthen 

Tesco – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Morfa Lane, Carmarthen


B & M Stores – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Hall Street, Carmarthen

F Hinds Jewellers - Jewellry, Gifts, etc. - Lammas Street, Carmarthen 

Origin - Gifts, Crafts, etc - King Street, Carmarthen 

Poundland – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Savers – Gifts, etc. – Merlin’s Walk, Carmarthen

Tanerdy Garage – Newspapers, etc. – Tanerdy, Carmarthen

Tesco – Shoes, Clothes, etc – Morfa Lane, Carmarthen

Trysor - Jewellers, gifts, etc. - King Street, Carmarthen 

WHSmith – Newspapers, Books, Gifts, etc. – Guildhall Square



Blue Street Barbers - Men's Barbers, Blue Street, Carmarthen (Open July 13th)