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The Bear Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   High street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW , Wales
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Ranked #10 of 15 Crickhowell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Ian M Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Convivial surroundings complemented by excellent cuisine. The Bear restaurant and bar tables we're full of diners by 8.00pm, a surprising development given this was a Tuesday evening. It's an obvious choice in the small town of Crickhowell, we weren't disappointed.

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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a tastefully preserved old coaching inn which serves as a meeting and dining venue for locals and visitors, as well as being the most charming hotel in Crickhowell. Every aspect of this establishment deserves praise - it is a very friendly local pub (as long as you make allowance for the dry humour of the old boy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the Greenman Festival weekend. Hotel has very large renewed rooms, done in such nice taste. Service is amazing, food in fantastic, and the price is well worth paying for! It is a must go for couples!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the hotel but came to visit for a big lunch before tackling the beautiful table top mountain. The food was served by friendly efficient waters. I had the special of the day a pork terrine which was well presented and full of flavour and my partner had the duck liver and port parfait, which I... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights .. 8th and 9th August for Wedding with nearby Reception... Room was nice... maybe only quibble was no fridge but what a setting... nice food and wine first night... but you know what makes a hotel? .. 2 people arriving from wedding reception with no room key nor credit cards and really stuck but CLEARLY being... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint coaching inn with bags of character. The car park is a bit small and is entered by a very tight turn through an arch. Well positioned in the centre of town which was has pleasantly surprising shops, a castle, and an arts centre. We didn't spend much time in the hotel as were in the area for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Recent visit to the Bear I had a problem with my car..I informed reception when checking in and they got there own resident mechanic to sort it free of charge. This along with the great Room, Food and Atmosphere made for a very pleasurable stay

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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the Bear many times for a meal and have never been disappointed. It's always a busy pub & restaurant, and would advise to book early and get there early, otherwise you are fighting your way through the bar area. The food is good with a large selection to choose from the menu, and the desserts are very... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for Sunday Lunch and found the Bear to be picturesque with a cosy atmosphere. We had starters and mains which were of a good standard although I found a piece of plastic packaging in my starter that cut my mouth. I informed the waitress about the unwanted addition and she expressed concern before promising to inform the chef.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lady was so rude and unhelpful on two different occasions we decided to take our bussiness elsewhere. Food maybe great (unfortunately we didn't get to experience it due to bad customer service) but there are plenty of nice pubs/ restaurants in the area so why not go somewhere with great food and great service for the same/similar price.

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Address: High street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW , Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Brecon Beacons National Park > Crickhowell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Hotel 4*
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