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

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  • 194
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice with daily specials

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Joan J
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Problem is for me that I only want to have the seats in front of the fire... The wonderful open fire makes this bar/restaurant more amazing. Besides that, the wine and food are very good which makes the ambience lovely,. Imagine a cold afternoon, back from a long walk, sitting in front of the fire with a glass of wine.... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Good varied menu served in a relaxing atmosphere, in this dog friendly hotel. At the end of a long days walking, it was great to sit down to a good pint, and quality wine, and heartwarming steak and ale pie with tasty mash and fresh vegatables!!! Just what we fancied :)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Was given the Bear as a recommendation based on hearsay. Have to say, it exceeded expectations. We ate here early in our holiday and we're glad we did, as we returned two further times. Some great local produce on the menu and local beers on the bar. The service was quick and friendly and the quality of the food was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went here to have dinner on a Saturday and got a table straight away. I had the beef flat rib and it was cooked to perfection, I hardly had to use a knife. My girlfriend had the the monkfish which amazing. The staff were friendly, attentive and we didn't feel rushed even though the restaurant was full.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love everything about The Bear..it's like going back in time and the food and atmosphere are just wonderful.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

went for a sunday lunch on my birthday ,lovely staff and efficient service .Lamb dinner was very nice although veg was a little sparse .

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a lovely meal here. Despite being busy on a Friday night, we were served quickly and food came out in good time. The food was tasty and surroundings were lovely and warm. I would like to think you couldn't get a bad meal in here. Great value too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited this Restaurant today and really had the WOW factor. All the Staff are Friendly and helpful and Trevor who serves the Bar is such a lovely Gentleman who will go out of his way to make your visit memorable. I ordered the chicken in the peanut satay sauce for starter which was so tasty I wished it had been... More 

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

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