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“Lovely 3-day break”
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The Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 16 Crickhowell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I endorse the comments of "GranddadBournemouth". The twin room was comfortable, well serviced and conveniently situated, whilst the food was excellent. The surroundings are lovely, with plenty of places of interest to visit.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to register hear and give us your feedback.

It was great having you and the group here.

Kind regards

Matthew Voyle

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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I ate at the Bear yesterday evening and had a gorgeous meal. The menu was very extensive & I tried the Scate while my husband had the Welsh lamb burger, both were delicious, we then had some mouthwatering desserts & homemade ice cream, these were again delicious. The location is very pretty & the decor in the pub very traditional & cosy. If we stay in Crickhowell again we would definitely return to the Bear.

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Thank Nicola T
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thank you,

Very nice comments and glad to hear you look forward to returning .

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Matthew Voyle

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

As a group of 20 friends we have just spent 3 nights dinner/bed and breakfast at The Bear. We had our own dining room which was a great bonus and the food and service were excellent. The rooms are well furnished, clean and comfortable plus the bar serves some fine real ales. Altogether a very good experience.

Room Tip: Choose a deluxe room in the courtyard
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Thank GranddadBournemouth
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was great having you here and we hope to see you all again.

Your comments will be passed on to everyone.

Thank you

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have just returned from two super nights/days at the Bear. Without exception the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Our room, (The Garden Room), was very comfortable and kept perfectly clean. A quirky hotel with many corridors and short staircases. (Well, that's how they built them in those days!). Made it even more interesting to find our way around! The food was to a very high standard - beautifully prepared and presented. A fantastic gift from our wonderful daughter - who had stayed here herself and loved it.

Room Tip: We found The Garden Room to be really ideal. Comfortable and quiet.
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy you chose us for your birthday celebration. I am very pleased that the teamed looked after you, and you enjoyed the Bear.

I'm sure the fizz was very nice indeed!!

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Matthew Voyle

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends for 3 nights. Our rooms were clean, comfortable and the food was served quickly and was very good. The service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a break or as a base for walking or sightseeing in the Brecons.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the inner courtyard are quieter.
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Thank Slapcabbage
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing your views.

It was a delight having you and the group here.

I will of course pass these comments onto the team.

Kind regards

Matthew Voyle

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Disregard all negative reviews about this hotel. Fantastic food. Fantastic staff. Reasonably priced. We go on a weekly basis and would highly recommend this place to all. Try it and see for yourself, I am sure that the people giving negative reviews visit another establishment

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
Thank lynda h
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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

I am delighted you dine with us so frequently. Thank you very much for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

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Matt

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Eaten here now 3 times in 3 weeks and had 3 fantastic meals. Large number of choices on the menu, food well cooked and presented as well as delicious. Fantastic chefs who can actually cook! Great to find home cooked food in an old fashioned-style pub atmosphere rather than the re-heated offerings that you find in the big chain places. Lots of atmosphere in the quirky rooms with real log fires, far better than eating in a large, soulless space as indicated as being better by a previous reviewer. Important to note that this place has had the same owner for many many years unlike other places that are changing hands all the time! All of the staff have been incredibly friendly and helpful with us, from the gentleman behind the bar to the ladies who bring the meals. Certainly worth the drive over to Crickhowell, we live in Newport and there is nothing in our area that even remotely compares.

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Matthew V, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Thank you for your recent review. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team. We are glad you enjoy it enough to come every week.

I guess we will be seeing you very soon.

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Additional Information about The Bear Hotel

Address: High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Crickhowell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Crickhowell
Price Range: $139 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 14th century coaching inn situated in the picturesque brecon beacons national park. It is paradise for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and families. The 35 bedroomed hotel boasts an award winning restaurant along with a bar which is always full of atmosphere. Very dog friendly, they will be served with a bowl of chicken upon arrival.we also have a beautiful beer garden where you can soak in the sun whilst enjoying a lovely cold drink. ... more   less 
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