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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (27 reviews)
“lamb shank” (15 reviews)
“fish pie” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BW, Wales
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1 - 10 of 832 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been going to the Bear for years and I was looking forward to dinner. I ordered a sirloin steak and it was dreadful. Clearly the steak had been cooked straight from the fridge consequently cold raw in the middle and scorched on the...More

Thank sandflopper j
Reviewed yesterday

Very popular, traditional pub. Nice for a pint or a meal. Need to reserve in advance for a meal on the weekend.

Thank helenmB368EG
Reviewed yesterday

We popped into the Bear Hotel for a drink and were warmly welcomed by the staff, it's a large comfortable public house/ hotel, a little dark due to all the dark wood but a very attractive and welcoming place.

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hadn't been to the Bear in Crickhowell for a good twenty or so years but had fond memories of it and was pleased that it still allowed you to take your dog(s) into the hotel. I was a little concerned to see such an extensive...More

Thank basquiat59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While spending a week on the Mon and Brec, we hiked to the summit of Table Mountain. Despite feeling a bit grimy from a sometimes muddy hike, we were welcomed at The Bear for a bar meal. Although we just missed lunch, there was a...More

Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Bear and were recommended to eat there as well on Sat night. We was not disappointed at all and can only praise it up. One warning we had the jerk beef. It was lovely but you have to be a...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal around 7:30-8:00, was busy but were more than accommodating & took around 10 minutes to have our seat. Menu was extensive and the meals we ordered were brilliant and very good value. This has become mine and my girlfriends go...More

Thank Callum W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, lovely staff who made our visit very enjoyable. This is the second time we have visited with friends and we were not disappointed. The dogs were spoilt as well.

Thank Bodilly3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was lovely. I had a fantastic curry. Meal was more than enough for me 😊 Staff are lovely. Only downside was the fact we were sat in a rather dark area and had a table full of hurrah Henry's next to us. Very loud...More

Thank LegsAllen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been brought here since I was a kid but a recent visit was my first time there as an adult and I had high expectations based on cherished childhood memories. My friend and I came here for dinner and drinks on our overnight stop...More

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
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Questions & Answers
3 January 2017|
Response from Anthony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there at least 2 tvs watch football on the day I was there
Irene H
2 January 2017|
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Response from BigJim8428 | Reviewed this property |
We ordered at the table and had a lovely waitress serve us but that was in the restaurant side on the left she did say we could eat in the bar or the restaurant so maybe if you eat in the bar you order at the bar and in the... More
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Restaurant Details

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