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The Bell Country Pub

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NP8 1EH | Glangrwyney, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell, Wales
01873-81-11-15
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous!

Have just got back from an amazing afternoon at The Bell - thank you. My family and I have had a fantastic time: Great food, friendly welcome, tremendous atmosphere and a brilliant live artist. I would highly recommend this pub and I'm truely shocked at the negative comments; I can only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jessie1985_13
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Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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English first
Brynmawr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have just got back from an amazing afternoon at The Bell - thank you. My family and I have had a fantastic time: Great food, friendly welcome, tremendous atmosphere and a brilliant live artist. I would highly recommend this pub and I'm truely shocked at the negative comments; I can only assume that this was a one off occasion, because... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Food and service was excellent as ever. Despite being very busy. Thank you to Bernie, Julie and Alan.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cold restaurant with diners still in coats! Ordered drinks which came promptly then ordered Sunday lunch and the veggie option. After waiting over 45 mins for the main our faces dropped when it hit the table, pork was just bacon, beef fatty scraps at the end of the joint and the veggie pie looks like a soggy mess out of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After driving past this restaurant many a time and always commenting that it looked lovely we decided to go and eat there. We arrived and were shown to our table.....it was very cold so we all kept our coats on! After some slow service we received our drinks and our starters arrived after about a 20 minute wait. The soup... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing Sunday lunch - Extremely long waiting time (over an hour) and the restaurant wasn't busy, the food was cold when it arrived and the quality of the meat was very poor (ordered pork and it was practically bacon) - for the same price you can get a fantastic meal at the Bear up the road - shame it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had Sunday lunch at the Bell but was not impressed at all. We were shown a table and told our drinks orders would be taken by the waiter. After 10 mins I got fed up of waiting so went to the bar and ordered myself. The service was very slow and after ordering food we were getting a little... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went to The Bell for sunday lunch to celebrate a special occasion, a truly terrible mistake, the waiting staff are this places only saving grace our waitress was very helpful efficient and really very pleasant and funny with her northern humour, towards the end of the experience we really felt sorry for her . The place was busy and... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've lost track of the number of changes in management here over the last six years. Dropped in on a Saturday lunchtime and had a reasonably good meal. I had their version of Welsh rarebit and my wife had the pork belly. Only criticism was they served a soggy piece of what once would have been crackling with the pork.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Called in for a post walk pint but ended up having a bite to eat. Roaring fire, lovely chicken pie and scampi. Bernie and Julie were as ever welcoming and hospitable!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

On our way back from Brecon to London we particularly searched for a pub with a good Sunday Roast. After reading many average to terrible reviews about the pubs nearby we've decided to try our luck at the Bell. The atmosphere was kind of miserable to say the least. The leek pie I tried had no pastry in it!! It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: NP8 1EH | Glangrwyney, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: 01873-81-11-15

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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