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The Bear Hotel

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$$ - $$$
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High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
+44 1873 810408
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a meal for a birthday celebration and enjoyed our time there. The food was nice, all eight of us had a nice meal. I liked the atmosphere in the bar and will definitely go back there again.

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Thank martyn1965
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great good. Slightly bonkers decor. Always busy. The staff are very pleasant. A log fire in winter is perfect.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the bear with a friend for Sunday Lunch. Plenty of parking at the back of the hotel and easy to find. The food was of an excellent quality with the exception of the Yorkshire puddings. I'm from Yorkshire and they have been made in my family for generations. One thing they never were was artificially given a help... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a lovely area situated in a pretty town. Food was lovely, however overpriced. Staff weren't inviting either sadly but overall an average experience for dinner

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Thank ellsmai
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Great choice good food. Busy lunchtime with fast service. Old inn pub with real ales and extensive wine choice.

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Thank Suzanne W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I visited just for a drink and it was lovely. Helpful and friendly staff, lovely open fire and comfortable seating. Would visit again and for food next time.

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Thank Ali W
Westchester, New York, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment has a great atmosphere and a cozy interior. It was very lively when we walked in for a late lunch. We immediately found a table by the bar which proved fortuitous because it allowed for quick service of our order. The staff were helpful regarding information about the menu and the beer on tap. We ordered the Faggots... More 

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Thank Paolo B
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

As a family, we have been going to this pub, for meals, for years. At the end of March we had a lovely meal, the steak and ale pie was superb, could not wait to return and order the same, but last week I was very disappointed - the same pie was on the special's menu, £5 more and no... More 

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Thank D F
Crickhowell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Poor...Very rare I review on any site, as I run bars and restaurants myself and as such, I am very understanding. Arrived at 4pm ish 25/10/16 , very quiet but young gentleman behind bar could not have been less interested. Despite quiet bar, had to struggle to catch his eye/ interest to get menu/ soup of day/ dessert of day/... More 

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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Booked a table here for a thursday night at 7.30, we were seated in the little restaurant room. Lovely little room but i was sat next to the scorching hot radiator so apologies but I did turn it off. I would have liked a bit more description on the menu as I ordered the chicken and leek pie expecting puff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +44 1873 810408

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?