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The Black Bear Inn

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European, British, Pub, Welsh
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Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd NP15 1JN, Wales
+44 1873 880701
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Black Bear Inn is a small cozy village pub in the quiet hamlet of...
The Black Bear Inn is a small cozy village pub in the quiet hamlet of Bettws Newydd on the outskirts of Usk. Serving locally sourced traditional food . Our chef Johann Sandler, originally from Paris and with 19 years in the UK has trained in a Michelin Star restaurant. His food is of very high standards and simply delicious.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small pub, good food

Had dinner in this pub as it was the closest to Usk Valley b&b. It is very small but intimate. The food was good value and very tasty. The staff were really cheerful and welcoming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Susan F
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Had dinner in this pub as it was the closest to Usk Valley b&b. It is very small but intimate. The food was good value and very tasty. The staff were really cheerful and welcoming.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ruth's back! - so the Black Bear is back on top of the list of my favourite pubs. Excellent food, good (local) beer, excellent hospitality, great atmosphere. Dog and child friendly village hub. You won't find a better pub.

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, Best wishes,Ruth at The Black Bear More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Booked at the last minute but got a table for 6 (4 adults 2 children). The Sunday lunch menu was lovely and the owner couldn't have done more to accommodate the children (or the adult with the mint sauce obsession!). Extra gravy or vegetables were no problem and the creme brûlée for pudding was to die for. As an extra... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, Best wishes,Ruth at The Black Bear More 

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While visiting in London we heard of a quaint little inn located in Bettws Newdd, Wales. We decided to take a trip down an check it out. Upon our arrival, we were met by Ruth and Michael. The hospitality and atmosphere was wonderful. The service was second to none and the food was the best we had during our 10... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, Best wishes,Ruth at The Black Bear More 

Wales UK
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263 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It has been many years since I have eaten at this place and it was well known for it's menu! It would appear that we have missed a tennant running the place and now the original owner is back to build up the trade. The menu was limited but was a decent variety to choose from. We chose the fish... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to this lovely traditional pub buried in the Monmouthshire countryside. Our food was fresh and good.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lovely Sunday, so we thought we'd have a walk in Coed-y-Bwnydd (known locally as bluebell wood) and it seemed sensible to visit the nearby Black Bear afterwards. I'm genuinely glad we did! Bettws Newydd is a tiny hamlet nestling among trees on a hillside above the River Usk, at its centre this old inn which has bags of character. The... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for kind words, it was lovely meeting you all More 

Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lunch - Fish finger sandwich with triple cook chips, very nice indeedie. Sat outside in the beer garden with half a stowford and wished we cold stay there longer :). Staff were very friendly. Will be returning to experience a Saturday evening meal soon.

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Looking forward to seeing you soon, thanks for your kind review More 

Rudna, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of the "have to" in Wales :-) Great atmosphere, really tasty dishes - the menu is not so extensive but everything fresh and tasty... And the sweets... Missing it would be great mistake :-)

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

So lovely to meet you all, hope you can come back again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really good Sunday Lunch. Roasted pepper and tomato soup to start, exceptionally tasty. Evening menu looks really interesting so would definitely like to go back and sample more of the menu. They are not open every day and not on a Sunday evening so I would recommend ringing to book. Extremely friendly and welcoming, really nice pub. Landlady recommended some... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Very kind of you to write us a lovely review, thank you. More 

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Additional Information about The Black Bear Inn

Address: Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd NP15 1JN, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1873 880701
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Bettws Newydd
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Welsh

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd NP15 1JN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Bettws Newydd
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 880701

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Black Bear Inn is a small cozy village pub in the quiet hamlet of Bettws Newydd on the outskirts of Usk. Serving locally sourced traditional food . Our chef Johann Sandler, originally from Paris and with 19 years in the UK has trained in a Michelin Star restaurant. His food is of very high standards and simply delicious.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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