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The Bear Inn

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Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant CF72 8DA, Wales
(01443) 222271
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  • 27
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
What a carvery should be!

We called last minute for a table of 6 for the carvery and were squeezed in. Choice of 4 meats!!! Lovely roast potatoes, parsnips, gravy, stuffing. Fresh veg brought to the table - nice touch. Overall a very friendly atmosphere. The pub was busy and an open fire ensured it was all very warm on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Curtis93
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We called last minute for a table of 6 for the carvery and were squeezed in. Choice of 4 meats!!! Lovely roast potatoes, parsnips, gravy, stuffing. Fresh veg brought to the table - nice touch. Overall a very friendly atmosphere. The pub was busy and an open fire ensured it was all very warm on a rainy, windy day. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere and first rate food. Highly recommend this place. If you're looking for a great meal at more than reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have visited The Bear on several occasions and we have never been disappointed. Choice of locally sourced Beef, Pork, and Gammon plusTurkey all of which are cooked to perfection. Cavery style with your meat carved plus roast potatoes and roast parsnips and then the best ever pork cracking and stuffing, mmmm mouth watering just thinking about them... Fresh vegetables and... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visited this place on Saturday for the live music, and as staying locally, on Sunday for the Sunday lunch. Saturday was atrocious, the live music was extremely poor, and if it wasn't for the audience helping him out, he would have died on his feet. The live music is an obvious effort to attract more customers, which maybe the case,... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a lovely night out and meal at the Bear. All of our group had different meal and all six of us enjoyed every bite of it, the Venison was excellent cooked just right and melted in the mouth. The Bear is a really nice pub with a country feel to it, open log fire keeps it warm... More 

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Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Brilliant ‘village local’. Been drinking here for many years with many different landlords. The current landlord, Colin, makes sure the place is welcoming with friendly bar staff and a well kept cellar. An open fire in the winter adds to the hospitable atmosphere. Colin is also a good chef and the restaurant menu has excellent variety with pub classics and... More 

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talbot green
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you call in for a drink, your always guaranteed a warm welcome, but its their Sunday lunches that I can totally recommend. You do need to book a table because it is small. quaint and busy. It is served carvery style and the portions are large!! The vegetables were hot and fresh and their stuffing is one of the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited this place, when in the area to see friends, who recommended the place...how wrong they were..!! The menu does not offer a lot of choice, and after ordering, I was told some 10 minutes later, by a waitress that was stinking of smoke...that what I ordered was not on the menu that evening...surely, the waitress should have known that,... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Quite simply, very good food, freshly prepared and great value for money. Really good 'local pub' atmosphere and we can walk home from here! What more can you want?

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Bear is a small independently owned and run pub, with an attached mini-restaurant - for want of a better expression, a small gastro pub. The menu isn't mega amazing, a quite small menu, however what is unusual is that the dishes are all freshly prepared on the premises - no bought in frozen, pre-cooked food, and that makes every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant CF72 8DA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taf  >  Llantrisant
  • Phone Number: (01443) 222271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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