Called in for Saturday lunch. Very interesting building with many twists and turns. It was very busy but our party managed to find a seat. Good choice on the light lunch time menu e.g. sandwiches, jacket potatoes and not too expensive. Good selection of real ale. Service was a little slow considering there appeared to be quite a few young waiting staff on duty. Meals had to be ordered at the bar but it would probably make more sense if your order was taken by one of the young staff rather than block up the bar area especially when there was only one person serving. Nice experience.
- 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