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The Black Bear Inn

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Bar, Pub, European, Welsh
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Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd, Usk NP15 1JN, Wales
+44 1873 880701
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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pontypool
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the best bangers and mash I have ever had at the Black Bear last Thursday, The service by Ruth and the staff was superb as always. The best pub in the area for food and a great atmosphere by a country mile! Best landlady I've had the pleasure of meeting in this business!

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words x Really appreciate you taking the time to write this review More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a vegetarian for 32 years and I have to say the Black Bear will accommodate you with whatever your dietary needs as long as you give notice when booking. I recently visited for the sausage and mash evening and what a joy that was a fabulous night created from the soft lights and roaring fire, tasteful light... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so MUCH for your very kind review x Our chef Jeff, will be so happy to read this, knowing that his hard work is appreciated More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Once again an excellent meal and great service by friendly staff. The food was cooked to perfection and the garlic mushrooms were outstanding!

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review x More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

By looking online we found that this pub was open on Sunday lunchtime - went for a couple of nice pints. The food menu was limited (my wife ate as a Vegetarian) but overall OK!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful little country pub is about 10 mins drive from the centre of Usk. The setting is lovely a little pub with a log fire in a tiny village! We were greeted by friendly staff and seated at a lovely table ! They offer 1 course for £13, 2 for £17 or 3 for £20. The main course was... More 

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely and helpful review x More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Birthday meal next to the open fire snuggling a Rioja. Just what I needed on my visit back home to Wales. Staff were very friendly! It's a very relaxed atmosphere, and it feels personable, as if you're in someone's living room. Food was delicious definitely recommend the steak.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Stopped at the black bear inn for some lunch, what a pleasant surprise, fantastic food, very friendly and welcoming staff and in a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend a visit.

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Lovely to meet you both and the dogs, enjoy your holidays..many thanks for your lovely review x More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Friendly, tentative without being overwhelming, good food choice on the menu and great drinks selection behind the bar. Service timed to perfection. What a delightful visit, food was great, service good and the entire experience worth repeating. This place is very much worth a visit. DB

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for your kind review More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

we pass this Inn every week and assumed it was just a drinking pub. How wrong we were. The Inn is beautiful, the welcome really warm, ambience relaxing and the food .... well what a lovely surprise. In fact we've booked again! Worth a visit.

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Very kind of you to take the time to write us a review More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

came for 2nights bed and breakfast at usk valley Wonderful location ,super B and B tiny tiny walk to super pub restaurant so friendly to us and our spaniel Food was yummy and more yummy atmosphere so homely could not fault a hint except we are only her 2 nights

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ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review x More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd, Usk NP15 1JN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Usk  >  Bettws Newydd
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 880701
Description
The Black Bear Inn is a small cozy village pub and restaurant in the quiet hamlet of Bettws Newydd on the outskirts of Usk. Our chef Jeff Fry from South Wales, enjoys including many Welsh specially foods in his menu, sourced locally, including cockles, muscles, laverbread, lamb beef etc. We have an open fire in the bar to welcome you, please call to reserve a table as we only have 8!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?