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The Bell

Glangrwyney, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell, Wales
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Ranked #6 of 23 restaurants in Crickhowell
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Stopped off by chance with a mate at the Bell and was very happy with the find. Beer was varied and a good price and the food was very good as well. The Bell Chicken, the pub specialty, was delicious and a heck of a plate full - perfect after yomping hills for the day. Staff were absolutely lovely and... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

(Family of 4 with 2 older teenagers). Our b&b hosts recommended The Bell and since it was just across the street we decided to try it. We started the evening in the pub. The owner allowed the guys to tried some different beers and they found their favorite. We ordered a cheese tray to munch on (I know it is... More

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Milan / London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we drove past on a late Sunday afternoon, the presence of cars in the car park and people sitting in the garden led us to believe it would be a popular and passable place. The staff did not acknowledge us when we arrived and the atmosphere did not seem as friendly as other places we had visited nearby. As... More

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Auckland,New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was a last minute booking and it couldn't have worked out better. Our room ( try for Room 1 ) was spacious and clean,ditto the bathroom. It's not luxury but it is good,comfortable accommodation and excellent value .( We liked the option of 2 rates per night - either with or without breakfast.) The proprietor,and all the staff,were friendly... More

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Wales
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having heard the management had changed again we dropped in here for a beer on the way somewhere else three weeks ago and decided it looked as if normality was returning so we went for a meal last week. Great draft beer, Timothy Taylor's, Rev James (and another I didn't try) and well cooked freshly prepared food. They even warned... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went here for a birthday lunch for an elderly aunt. It is an old country inn so be prepared for a few steps up and down. The landlord and his staff are very accommodating and helpful getting us to the restaurant. There was also the choice to eat in the beer garden at the rear of the pub. Plenty of... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We booked into the Bell as we were attending a wedding nearby and took the offer of the upgrade to the larger room (room 1). It's a fab pub - the new owners and staff are all friendly and extremely helpful. Room was large, clean and comfortable. We had lunch there which was great, and the breakfast was lovely (only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night. The room was very clean and presentable and delivered good value for money. The breakfast was also very well presented and good quality. The owners are very accommodating and provide a warm welcome. I can find no faults. We didn't eat dinner here as we arrived late but I felt confident... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

On a recent trip to Wales, we stayed near this restaurant, and had dinner. We were so pleased with the quality of the food, and the delightful friendliness of the new proprietor , that we came back the next night- the only time this happened on the whole trip. For non- Brits especially, it was wonderful to find a pub... More

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stayed here for three nights. Ate here twice (3rd night we were at a wedding) Amazing food, such a great selection, cooked to perfection, big servings (making it great value) and all very fresh. Second time I ate here I struggled to decide what to eat. After seeing 3 different dishes being enjoyed by family and friends plus the special's... More

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