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The Black Bear Inn

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Usk | Bettws Newydd, Bettws Newydd, Usk NP15 1JN, Wales
+44 1873 880701
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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All hours
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I couldnt decide where to eat so turned to tripadvisor for some inspiration and found The Black Bear had rated highly.....and upon arrival it was clear why. The rustic smell of a wood burner as you walk in was extremely welcoming, as was the warm reception from the landlady. The pub is beautifully decorated and the thick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent surroundings . Knowledgeable staff..good food sensible price...all round excellent. Freshly prepared ingredients. Menus regularly changed. Food sourced locally

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

Many thanks from our chef, young waitress Nia, and myself.. Very kind More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous atmosphere and the food was just amazing. Service with a smile and a great choice of food. Highly recommend and will be going back.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to The Black Bear, thanks very much for your kind review More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're local to this little pub that has lots of charm and a lovely little beer garden. We ate last summer but haven't really gone back to eat, mostly because it is quite a small setting and it tends to get a bit packed during weekend evenings. Having said that, this means there is always a lively, welcoming atmosphere. To... More 

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London
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Visited with friends and the food and service were top notch! Best roast potatoes have had in a while! Will be back

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review...very kind More 

pontypool
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Had a meal there a month ago and it was very good, great staff as well!👍 Beer very good and a great choice too. Ruth the owner is very welcoming and friendly- good front of house!

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Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The black bear pub a must do if you are near great food great beer fantastic people no better place to go but best book ahead as it can get busy. It also has a cosy fire place just a gem

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

Thanks for the lovely review, kind of you to take the time More 

Portsmouth
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

A lovely welcome to this village pub. But there is nothing usual about the food. A menu. Menu to please evry one . Portion size just right and presented in a way to grace any master chef follower. The belly pork was so tender and the rack of lamb lean and tasty. All for very reasonable prices. .

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Thank Joy57
ruthew, Owner at The Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Joy, we are very proud of Ben our chef, glad you enjoyed More 

Usk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

After an interesting route via the sat nav, we arrived at the pub. There were quite a few people eating and drinking at the bar, the menu was short, but there was lots to choose. Starters of squid, chicken liver parfait were really good and mains of pork belly and rack of lamb were fabulous, the pork belly was crisp... More 

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

Many thanks for your very kind review..so glad you found us despite the sat nav routing!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Just been to The Black Bear and we absolutely loved it. Gorgeous traditional country pub with a very relaxed feel. Delicious food from start to finish. They brought out a tastey homous and crisps as a complimentary appetiser. We managed to have three courses. The portion sizes were perfect and every bite was delicious. The sticky toffee was the most... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, Ben the chef thanks you too! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, European, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 in the quiet hamlet of Bettws Newydd on the outskirts of Usk. Serving locally sourced traditional food . Our chef Johann Sandler, originally from Paris and with 19 years in the UK has trained in a Michelin Star restaurant. His food is of very high standards and simply delicious.

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