02/14/2011 08:30 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dylan Thomas' Former Watering Hole, Browns Hotel, To Become Boutique Hotel

Dylan Thomas's regular watering hole in Laugharne is to start a new chapter as a boutique hotel.

Browns Hotel, which has been closed for five years, is to be given a makeover in time for the 100th anniversary of its most famous customer's birth.

The current owner has been awarded £230,000 towards the refurbishment of the Grade 11-listed building.

The aim is to return it to how it would have looked in he 1950s when Thomas stood at the bar.

Browns was last used as a hotel in 1959 and since it closed as a pub in 2006 has fallen into disrepair.

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