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The Bear Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free
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High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Husband booked 5 days surprise stay here at Hotel Algarve Casino, 1st time we've visited Portugal ! On our arrival which was late at night we were greeted by members of staff with a lovely warm welcome, shown our room and suitcase to door👍 Our room was lovely clean with Balcony overlooking the Beautiful Blue Sea, with 2 sun... More 

Thank SianeBabe45
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a holiday and staying nearby we decided to head here for dinner one evening. On arrival we were just told to sit anywhere in the bar area. This wasn't a huge problem but our table was very small and both table and chair a bit rickety and felt like we had to bend over to eat. Despite this the... More 

Thank Gemma S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst on a walking and cycling holiday, we regularly visited the bear for our evening meal. I can't comment on the hotel side of things, but the pub itself does classic food done to pure perfection. Going on multiple occasions and receiving prime quality consecutively, shows how well the bear can deal with a multitude of dishes. Fancy a pub... More 

Thank Devondiscoverer
London, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a long drive to Crickhowell, from London, my husband and I chose the Bear for dinner. The flowers outside are stunning and it is a beautiful building. Whilst the food was good and the steak salad great, the front of house left a lot to be desired. It was a busy night and although we wanted to sit in... More 

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New Inn
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely meal (as always ) in the pretty garden. I can recommend the artichoke ravioli which was absolutely delicious. Bit of a long wait for dessert, but it was busy. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, other than the older gentleman behind the bar who was unhelpful. That said we had a lovely evening and exceptional food at a... More 

Thank Kathryn B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Bear is an imposing and inviting pub right in the centre of the nice little town of Crickhowell. Inside is just as impressive with lots of old timbers and solid furnishings. We received a warm and friendly welcome and was shown to 2 tables which they were happy to join together for our party of eight. There was a... More 

Thank gomms13
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know it shouldn't make a difference, but I felt the decor let the food down. I thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday lunch. My partner and I chose here last minute and although it was very busy, staff were very accommodating so I appreciated that. The food was faultless. But as I was sat waiting for it to arrive I started... More 

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Quorn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impressions on entering The Bear were good and the restaurant menu promised a lot. However as soon as we sat down at the allocated dining table we noticed that it was rocking. This was brought to the attention of the waiter who promised to put it right but never returned so we had to use a napkin under one... More 

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Upstate New York
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best food in Crickhowell is served at the Bear. We were staying at a nearby B&B for a few nights and ate here twice. Excellent salmon. Really nice penne pasta with butternut squash, and the beer selection was also quite good. The duck breast was wonderful as well. We ate both in the bar section and out in the... More 

Thank QBzzz
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Send the men in for a drink ... As we looked in one of the shops , was planning on having a meal and a good few well deserved drinks after a long hard mountain climb but boys returned after about half an hour of being stood at bar & still not getting served... It was around 5pm on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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

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