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“Mass produced and overcooked”

Cellars Restaurant at Bear Hotel
Ranked #21 of 43 Restaurants in Cowbridge
Price range: $23 - $46
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I had a so called Christmas lunch here with a group of 7 others. 3 courses is £15.95 excluding coffee. The starter was a very small slice of melon or a small bowl of reasonable soup or some coars pate with a half slice of bread and a few leaves. Mains were turkey, salmon or a veggie option. I had turkey - 2 small slices of 'processed' texture turkey with a gelatinous slab of stuffing. We were brought roast potatoes, sprouts and carrots regardless of the main chosen. There was sufficient for about half a dozen sprouts each and a small spoonful of carrot batons which were tepid and overcooked. The potatoes were so well cooked as to be almost impossible to cut. I eventually obtained cranberry sauce after 3 requests and we were given a jug of gravy. There were no table decorations or crackers although we booked in advance. Pudding was Christmas pud and cream, profiteroles or lemon tart. All looked mass produced as opposed to home made. Overall this was very disappointing in a town where there are many places to eat.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The pub area was very nice to relax. The wife and I thought the food was as good as we had at the Ashford Castle. Told them so too. The breakfast for the morning was GREAT. Definitely the best food we had on our week trip around Wales.

Thank OleMissbanker
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Town_Country_Hotels, Owner at Cellars Restaurant at Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Thanks for the kind review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Wales. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Having just come from London, we felt this meal was very well-priced. We each had a delicious red chicken curry with jasmine rice and lots of tasty mini pappadoms. Also received a plate of chips on the side. I also had a 175 mL glass of merlot -- total was 23 pounds. We liked the staff, who were local and had good info for us on the area. Very pleasant atmosphere. Many other restaurants here were closed on a Monday night, but I'm so glad this one was open.

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Thank TexasTuthills
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Town_Country_Hotels, Owner at Cellars Restaurant at Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Apologies for the delay in responding to your kind review.

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope you visit us again when next in the area.

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We had a wonderfull meal .Staff were the very best.Will go back very soon

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Thank david9080
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Town_Country_Hotels, Owner at Cellars Restaurant at Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Service and food good, didn't have to wait long for food. Menu doesn't change often.

Thank Cecilia P
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Town_Country_Hotels, Owner at Cellars Restaurant at Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal and have noted your comments about the menu not changing very often.

We vary the menu seasonally and also offer a specials board to introduce some variety.

But perhaps we could consider changing it more often.

Hope to see you again soon.

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