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.