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The Bear Hotel

££ - £££, British,
High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
+44 1873 810408
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (30 reviews)
“lamb shank” (22 reviews)
“fish pie” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely lunch in this fab place - best fish pie I’ve ever tasted. Friendly, helpful staff, good selection of wine and really good menu choice including gluten free options - will definitely return very soon

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We call in on a Tuesday lunchtime for a snack and although busy easily found a table in the bar. A good selection on the menu and a range of prices to suit most pockets. A good range beers and other beverages including non alcoholic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q2775JMphilt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented "olde-worlde" pub/hotel in centre of Crickhowell with good private patrons car park behind The Bear. Lunch menu from snack to 3-course to suit all levels of hunger and taste including vegetarian option. Must commend the whitebait - fish pie - and venison ragout...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hoitiengeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our wine was watered down for sure - or not very nice wine for the price of a decent one (£8 something per glass). When we complained about it, got a very acerbic reply. The atmosphere is good though and friendly place otherwise.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pioneer820792
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a family Sunday roast and the food was really nice! Didn’t book a table but we managed to get a table for 4 easily in the bar area. We preferred to be seated in there as we were on a table next to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank avao42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the title says, food was excellent but service was in all fairness, slightly lacking. That said, we would definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank markstradling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s one of my favourite Pub,Restaurants,Hotels in the beautiful village of Crickhowell. Boxing night meal out with the family. Great food, and service from the staff. All meal and deserts we could not fault. Before we had our meal we had a few drinks in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaeltC2091IE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight during the festive period and were very happy with our courtyard rooms - very tastefully decorated, although the outdoor tables nearby attract noisy smokers which isn’t so great. We had two meals, one a large family celebration, the other just the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hocha1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for lunch, found a table, was just about to order drinks and lunch when a staff member asked if we would change to a smaller table so a bigger party could have our table. Being reasonable folk we agreed. We gave up our table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bettyjm1
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We were squeezed in at 9:30 pm on a busy Saturda evening after our previously booking let us down, as 8 guys it was hard to fit anywhere. Thanks to the Bear for great burgers and beer. Busy but no issues getting surved.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matthew R
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Ceri J
15 February 2018|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a relaxed old coaching inn where the ambience is very casual.
3 January 2017|
Response from Anthony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there at least 2 tvs watch football on the day I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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