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The Bear Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
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 2 days ago
David J Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

i have not stayed here but this is a lovely old coach house pub / hotel. It is set in the lovely small town of Crickhowell in the Usk valley. It is popular and busy for both bar and restaurant meals. I would class it as a higher end pub restaurant for food. It is a bit expensive but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Father & I stayed here for 1 night and we were both very well looked after, the staff are all very friendly, helpful & conscientious. My father had a small fall and again the staff were caring and helpful, ensuring he was OK and checking later in the evening that everything was still OK. The beds are ultra comfy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, very oldy worldy. The food is fantastic. The bar can get quite busy and you can wait a bit To get served, but what's the rush anyway, it's The Bear. Some of the rooms are dated, but that's the point, and you'll struggle with any reception for your phone as the walls are so thick. I took... More 

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Farnham
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8 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited The Bear recently while on our way home from a holiday with our dog. The pub was very busy on entry, but there was a little table available for us in the back bar. The service at the bar was spot on, and we ordered the pork and pasta special of the day and steak.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been going to The Bear for many years. It is quaint with a wonderful atmosphere, good food and good beer. Of course because of this the restaurant and bar is always very full. We particularly like to go on Christmas Eve (not only then) and this past year tried to book tables. We were told... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An overnight stay for Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a Deluxe room courtesy of a Welsh Rarebits gift voucher for Christmas,. thanks very much to the family! We've passed the hotel many times and have been meaning to visit for some time so we finally made it . It's a very old , higglegy piggledly coaching Inn , seeped in... More 

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

13 of us went yesterday for Sunday lunch (Mothering Sunday) it was faultless, top quality food and service.This must be one of the best places in Wales to visit for quality of food, service and ambience.Love it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just outside of Crickhowell and came to the bear for dinner and drinks. Its a typical cosy pub which serves good food and drinks. Staff are all really lovely. I had the burger which was delicious and my partner had the chicken and leak pie which was also really good. We only sat in the bar and ate... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at The Bear four times this last week during our holiday as we had such fond memories of our experience five years ago. Everything was how we remembered - excellent home cooked food, polite & efficient staff. Only our dog was upset as on previous visits he was given a chicken dinner whenever we ate!!! We'd still return!

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Liverpool
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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here before while on business in the area and this time returned with two managers from Turkey. Like me they absolutely loved the Olde Worlde charm and couldn`t stop taking photos. The staff were as friendly and helpful as I remember. On checkout I mentioned where we were going and the planned route. They advised of a... More 

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