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The Bear Inn

Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant CF72 8DA, Wales
(01443) 222271
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Ranked #3 of 13 restaurants in Llantrisant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pontyclun, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I couldn't agree more with Lydia d, Me, My family and many friends have been using the bear for a few years now and have never ever been disappointed, I too can not understand the recent bad reviews that have been posted, i can only put it down to these people having nothing better to do than find fault, (maybe... More

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been to the bear quite a few times for different occasions and I do NOT understand why these petty people are slating it! (Must get a kick out of it) Its a warm and welcoming pub with friendly atmosphere, I love the garden and decor. I first went on a Sunday, I was picking up birthday presents in the... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dirty and in need of a full revamp. The carvery had a large pot of roast potatoes which were all sticking together and the stuffing was the same, it was a very stodgy meal indeed, presentation at the carvery was awful. I then chose home made apple crumble, the crumble was not crumbly it was sticky and soft, no custard... More

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colin e, Owner at The Bear Inn, responded to this review

Dear Madam, I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your recent meal with us. It is our aim to ensure every customer leaves satisfied with their experience and it is a great shame that your visit was an unhappy one. Had we been aware of your feelings at the time we would have done everything in our power... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very homely, very friendly staff and cheerful atmosphere. Very good selection on the menu and catered well for vegetarians. Great, real chips optional. Everyone very satisfied with the quality and quantity of the meals. All good home cooked meals. Very generous portions of vegetables cooked perfectly. Great service and very accommodating. Would definitely eat there again.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went here for a birthday lunch we had been before but the place changed hands we the heard that the original people were back and we went to see if it was as good as we remembered and were so pleased to see the same high standard of food it is true down to earth food no frills but... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Best Sunday lunch I've ever had, food is also amazing during the week. Brilliant value for money, friendly atmosphere, polite staff, very clean. All in all a wonderful place to eat.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Saturday lunch with a friend.... we were both pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of the food. Especially the chips... fantastic, just like Mam makes, and the jacket potato was huge and cooked properly in the oven not a microwave. The veg was fresh and crunchy. Nice to see that frozen chips and veg are not used here like... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ate there on Sat 15th with a friend who was staying the weekend with me.Had seen decent reviews but most were for sunday lunch.It was very busy in the main bar but that doesnt excuse the very poor service we had in the restaurant. Continually had to chase up the staff to order,then long wait for main and unbelievable wait... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A nice cosy pub with a traditional feel. We visited on a Friday night & were seen by a friendly member of staff fairly quickly. We followed the waitresses advice & ordered the steak & ale pie which was lovely. It came with homemade chips, which to be honest didn't look brilliant but tasted good! We also had a good... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Eat in the restaurant last Saturday night. The only attention we had was first receiving the menu. After that it was all donw hill. Had to find staff to order. Was close to chasing when the two steaks had not arrived after 30 minutes. The fillet steaks were excellent, although the chips were very soggy. Had to go and find... More

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