Third time we have stayed here, once for a New Year's Eve dinner, once for a wedding and the last time just for a night away.
The rooms are small and the last time we stayed they said they only had a small double available (we did book on the day so didn't have a problem with this). However, it appears that they gave us a single room as there was only one bath towel and only one packet of biscuits!!
There was also no water in the room and when I enquired as to why I was told that they don't provide bottled in a standard room. There was also no body lotion in the bathroom.
However, the breakfast was nice.
I wouldn't stay here again if there were other hotels available but there is nowhere else to stay in Cowbridge so one is restricted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century, but it's best known as the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to Swansea. This famous Coaching Inn is steeped in history. Nowadays, this privately owned 3 star hotel is famed for its fine home-cooked food, friendly atmosphere and really good ale. During the 18th Century, Napoleon's troops were held in the 'Bear Pit' en route to London after a failed invasion at Fishguard! The Bear rests in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, surrounded by beautiful rural hills. The Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Valleys are close by, with breathtaking views. Some of the Valleys still have the mining houses visible as you drive through. The hotel is on the main high street of the historic town of Cowbridge. This chic market town boasts some fabulous boutique shops, lingering walks around the Roman wall and some of the most beautiful town-houses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bear Hotel Cowbridge
- The Bear Hotel Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan