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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
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a lovely meal in the restaurant to celebrate my 60th birthday. Everyone's meal was top class and delicious, the waiters and waitress first class, informative and friendly. It was a superb evening and the roman candle in my dessert was a real show stealer, really lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit disorganised for dining. Only 12 Mussels in a £6.95 starter with very little accompanying sauce. Mains ok. Old barman (owner ?) who rudely placed my debit card on the bar after taking payment rather than passing it back . Bad manners in my opinion. Nothing special.

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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly,let me say that the restaurant meal on the evening of our stay was beautifully prepared and presented, delicious and generous. The not so good bit was the room. My husband booked a single night stay Dinner bed and breakfast for our wedding anniversary. He asked for a jacuzzi room but was advised to upgrade to an "executive" room by... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are from Australia and travelling around the UK. We had stayed at the Bear before and thought the chance to revisit was to good to miss. The pub itself is so warm and inviting. The beers are very good and the meals are exceptional. Our room was very nice so to wake from a good nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to the Bear many times as we live locally I can honestly say that we love eating here ! The food is of a consistently high standard served by knowledgeable and friendly waiting staff.Its cosy atmosphere in both summer and winter means that whatever the season you will be right at ease here ! The menu is diverse... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't stay, but ate a delicious meal here. The whole baked bream was superb, as was the beef dish, and the atmosphere perfect - cozy without being on top of other diners. Great value for money, and v. helpful staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch at The Bear on Saturday after a morning of sightseeing and driving back to our holiday let in Gilwern. The food was reasonably priced and the staff were very nice - a couple of us wanted to swap the chips for sweet potato fries and they forgot to do this but very happily and quickly did... More 

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we go to the bear often on the spur of the moment for a bar meal.Always had a good meal,and a good pint.The staff have always been friendly and helpful.Part of night is you dont know who you will see there.No blaring music just conversation with anybody and everybody.Log fires just sets it off.

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33 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights whilst fishing the Usk, The deal was great value for money and I found the "basic" room anything but basic. Service was warm and friendly and the food was excellent with the bar having a real busy feel to it. I'll definitely be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb service from the young guy who checked us in, couldn't have been more helpful with parking, booking dinner and even advising me how to re-charge my car keyless fob. The main restuarant upstairs is great for dinner, really atmospheric. Downstairs is too hectic for breakfast, which was less good. Cheap tinned mushrooms and sugary economy grade juices it seemed... More 

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