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The Bear Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
French, Pub, Bistro
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High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
01873810408
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 230
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  • 53
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  • 19
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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
Recent stay

The hotel staff is delightful. Dinner was fine , for the price. Service was very good, staff obviously well trained. Breakfast was just OK. My poached egg at breakfast was solid! The hotel has a certain quirky atmosphere and we will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

i live nearby. I went for a pre-ordered meal with a party of 8. a(young)waiter came to ask if our meals were ok.Itold him my meal was not cooked. he looked and said"it is cooked a bit" and walked off!! I did not go again until recently when a friend who has been ill asked to go. It is not... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Bear several times now, we have never been disappointed. I had the Jerk style Welsh rib of beef. The meat was melt in your mouth, this came with Sweet potato fries and a side salad. Excellent value for money and a lovely atmosphere. We Will be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The hotel staff is delightful. Dinner was fine , for the price. Service was very good, staff obviously well trained. Breakfast was just OK. My poached egg at breakfast was solid! The hotel has a certain quirky atmosphere and we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice (lunch and dinner) and both times the food was excellent. It was extremely busy but the service was still very good. Excellent selection of gluten free options and my daughter, who is extremely sensitive to any gluten contamination, did not react at all. Would definitely go back again.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely old coaching inn hotel with excellent food. We visited at a lunchtime and in the evening and on both occasions it was very busy so maybe ring and book a table. Dog friendly which is always a big advantage in rural areas. Placed in the centre of Crickhowell.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food and atmosphere, lovely stop off after a hike. It was very busy but the cosy atmosphere and tempting menu options meant we enjoyed the meal anyway despite the slight wait.

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here twice, Sunday lunchtime and a weekday evening and it was very busy both times. The service was friendly and fast, food very good with large portions, desserts huge.

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Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good quality food served quickly. Find a table and then order at the bar. Wide selection of all types of food

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food great beer. Highly recommend the beef burger. Very friendly staff, I would definitely go back again for the good food and good beer.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've always wanted to dine here after hearing countless reviews over the years. Tonight was my lucky night! My husband booked us in to celebrate our month! (Any excuse right!) wedding anniversary. It lived up to the hype and more! Absolutely delicious food, wine and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Go, go, go!

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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: French, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?