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The Bear Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
High street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW , Wales
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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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Audlem, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for a lovely weekend with friends at The Bear. Food & device were very good. Room was clean & bed very comfortable. Car park was a bit tight for all the cars in there. The flowers & hanging baskets were stunning. A lovely relaxing stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I should have written this immediately after we visited last year but I have only just realised I never posted a review about our stay! This was our second visit to The Bear pub, but our first stay at the hotel. Our room was of an exceptionally high standard, behind the back of the hotel in a separate building &... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a room in the coach-house, it was reasonably sized and comfortable. The food was good quality at the bar/restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel and bar are very busy with lots of people coming and going late into the night so it wasn't the quietest of nights. Warning on the car park - very tight for space,... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb setting. The menu was outstanding with a varied choice for all pallets. The wine was superb along with the service. Would strongly recommend this venue to anyone who wishes to have a quality meal. We will be returning again that's for sure

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked The Bear months ago to combine short break and double graduation ceremony at Cardiff Uni for my two youngest kids. The Bear came up trumps as it could combine visiting the Brecons, allowing us to take the dog, plus the celebrations at St Davids Hall. Sadly I hadn't factored in the weather! - so The Brecons was a no... More 

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

My husband and I stayed at The Bear for our silver wedding celebration. Every member of staff welcomed us and the level of hospitality and friendliness was of a very high standard. A special mention to Ashley in Reception who was extremely helpful and immediately made us feel that we had chosen the perfect hotel .The room was huge,clean and... More 

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

We visited my grandparents and decided to have a meal here, who helped us find a table despite our late phone call to try book a table. The food arrived very promptly and the atmosphere was very enjoyable in the restaurant with everyone enjoying themselves. The steak I had was very nice and well presented, something I always enjoy seeing,... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful the hotel room was lovely and the food was fabulous. The staff made the dog feel very welcome and even gave her a bowl of chicken at dinner A wonderful first stay away with the dog in a hotel

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Bear in Crickhowell for evening meal. Excellent varied menu with good dailys specials. Good to have several fish dishes and something on the menu to suit everyone and at a good price .Busy place so I would suggest booking.. Nice atmosphere and friendly welcoming staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with work and it's a lovely quant hotel. The rooms were a little dated in terms of decor but the bed was the softest thing I've ever slept on. I struggled to get out of it as it was so lovely and feel asleep in no time. The evening meal was lovely (Whitebait to start and lamb... More 

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