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The Bear Hotel

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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately the car park was full so we had to find parking elsewhere. The bar was very busy and there seemed to be no priority for residents to be seated to eat so we had to go elsewhere to eat. After a long drive after work this was very disappointing as we really wanted to relax, & the place where... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bear is not a hamburger joint, it serves a wide range of good meals and has a decent drop of beer on tap but my hamburger was not to be missed. It is very busy most of the time so a reservation will avoid disappointment. There is a buzz about the place and the staff had all taken their... More 

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Begelly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited July 2015. Excellent service, with delicious meals. Also, very reasonably priced for lunch. Was very busy, with pretty much all tables taken. However the staff found us a table and had time to help with the specials. We will return, and also recommend.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights before travelling further through wales and eventually to the costwolds - we received a fantastic welcome and our room was great - we brought our small dog who was made very welcome - the hotel is beautiful - it is old and completely stunning - lovely garden areas to sit in - flowers and hanging baskets... More 

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bear Hotel is a well appointed inn in the centre of the town of Crickowell. The rooms appear to have been recently renovated. Our room had a good sized bathroom, with a shower over the Bath. The room we had was not air conditioned and although the weather was not particularly hot we were grateful for the fan in... More 

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

Went for a one night stay. We had the room with a Jacuzzi tub. I would recommend the Bear for anyone looking for a getaway from the city. Lovely authentic room features. Excellent food. Friendly staff. Nice cosy bar.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly large room with all necessary facilities. Guest rooms are separate from the pub and set back from the street, so no noise problem. Dinner food was very good. Breakfast was cooked to order -- good quality. The only negative was the twin beds: very narrow (maybe 30") and too soft for my taste.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location , lovely old hotel with good garden to sit out and relax in . V pleasant staff . Good Breakfasts, particularly the large bowls of natural yogurt and local hone to with it ! Car parking slots challenging to get into ! Good centre for visiting surrounding area .

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

Took mum and golden retriever here for 3 nights. Mum has mobility problems and apart from the odd step to get to the bar for food we were accommodated really well (walk in shower, ground floor room). Best and most unique thing was the welcome bowl of chicken for the dog every single time we went for food making it... More 

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been on a day trip to Cirencester, we called in for an evening meal. Choice on the menu was good, between us we opted for only the main meal, Lasagne and the jerk rib of beef. Good choice of ales and wine. Food arrived quickly, was hot and delicious. Great place for a very good bar-meal. Will call again.

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