South West Wales

Llanelli's St Michael's School buys Royal Oak pub

A private school in Carmarthenshire has bought a country pub for pupils' use.

However, no alcohol will be served at the Royal Oak, Llanelli, with St Michael's School hoping to develop the building to extend its existing site.

It is thought the pub could be used as a boarding house to accommodate foreign students who visit the school.

Head teacher Daniel Sheehan said land behind the pub was owned by the school, and the extra building would be useful.

The pub was sold by a brewer and will shut its doors next month.

Mr Sheehan said: "We don't know at the moment what we will use the Royal Oak for, but it will certainly help to develop the school site.

"It's an extra building and will certainly be useful to the school in general."

It is thought the pub could be developed into a boarding house to accommodate many of the school's foreign students.

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