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The Bear Hotel

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Bistro
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High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
01873810408
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Old Hotel with Fantastic Restaurant

The food in this restaurant was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend the Ham Hock and Potato Salad for starters, the Fish Pie for mains and their ice cream for pudding. Reasonably priced, great selection of real ales and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
TaffHarry
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Cannock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited for a family celebration with a group of mixed ages. Good selection of food to meet all taste tastes from traditional to more Adventurous. Food was well presented and full of flavour top marks to the kitchen team. Service was quick, well organised and attentive without being intrusive. The building interesting, quirky and intriguing. If you like modern clean... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food in this restaurant was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend the Ham Hock and Potato Salad for starters, the Fish Pie for mains and their ice cream for pudding. Reasonably priced, great selection of real ales and friendly staff.

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Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

IF you want something a bit better go here for your food Good service great bar good surrounding real ales what more do you want

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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Me and my partner came here for my birthday and can honestly say, the food was stunning and also the price was very reasonable. Will definitely return.

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Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On holiday in this area and at Brecon Cathedral in the morning so ended up here by chance. Went in and managed to get a table at once. I had gorgeous roast sirloin with roast potatoes cooked to perfection and lovely veg. Husband had roast lamb and daughter had a vegetarian option. They both enjoyed meal as much as I... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Bear has a lovely atmosphere and the food, wine and beer are always good quality. They also have the great bonus of being dog friendly which is lovely. There is a large menu, our only criticism is that it is basically the same menu from one year to the next. There are specials, but they also rotate. We'd love... More 

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Fareham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We spent a lovely afternoon at The Bear Hotel restaurant. After a long morning walk we decided to have something to eat at The Bear, we visited with our little girl and our Springer Spaniel. The restaurant was very busy (it was Easter Sunday) but we found a lovely little table in the garden and quickly placed our order -... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My springer was served with a bowl of chicken before we had the menu. All other dogs also had food served to them. Oh, and our food was well cooked and served quickly. Well done, definetly be back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very good food and pleasant surroundings with real fires. Plenty of choice and you also have the daily specils.

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Florence, Italy
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124 reviews 124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent traditional British Sunday Roasts in this lovely old country pub and hotel in a very nice part of South Wales.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: 01873810408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?