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St Athan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Just attended my goddaughters wedding evening do here. Lovely venue great bar staff. Would recommend this for a wedding. Also great rooms for the guests will definatly recommend this Hotel. Cow bridge is a super market town with lots to explore before and after the event

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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Well what a delightful hotel The Bear is.   Having heard the praise of colleagues, I thought it best to stay over the next time I was down for work.    The hotel is a lovely combination of old and new.  While updated with modern and stylish rooms (27), it still manages to keep its classic old style British hotel... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay at the bear hotel over the weekend, attended a party, the food was excellent, the alcohol was reasonably priced and the staff were so lovely, the room was fantastic, amazing for the price. Massive car park that is secure so plenty of parking, fantastic hotel and will be staying here again.

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Calvados
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Wife and I stayed a night to attend a wedding party. Immaculate service; Very confortable bedroom, cosy and warm. Party hall very neat and well organised. Impeccable service. Breakfast room like in a castle.

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Lancashire
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Easily found on the main street in Cowbridge this place has a huge car park to the rear which is free. Menu is varied, food is great quality and the selection of real ales was really good. I've stayed here on several occasions and never been disappointed. Rooms are well furnished, clean and comfortable. My experiences of The Bear have... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

A wonderfully friendly, quaint hotel located in a quiet area with excellent service and staff. The hotel, as I was told, is in a building which is from the 12th Century. We were pampered by all members of the staff and felt like being in our own home.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stayed here the night of our wedding with family to celebrate. We had room 14 the bridal suite. It is a fantastic room with a huge four poster bed. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and rooms spotlessly clean. Many thanks for a great stay!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Hadn't pre-booked but was given a table in The Cellars Restaurant. We were offered the main menu and lunchtime special. We had a good choice of starters, mains and desserts, the special price being either choosing 2 (£10.95) or 3 courses (£14.95). The service was prompt and our waitress was polite. The food was good value for money and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

A three day stay in The Bear Inn Cowbridge was very relaxing and pleasant. The staff at the hotel could not be more helpful and pleasant. The receptionist even left his post to help us get our suitcases downstairs. Our room was clean and comfortable and had a good shower and bath. A little mean with the coffee and tea... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We held our wedding ceremony, reception and evening reception at the bear hotel and I can honestly say I wouldn't have wanted it to be anywhere else. The venue is beautiful so well set up and the staff throughout the hotel are fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. We had a meal in cellars restaurant the night before....wow it... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Bear Hotel

Address: 63 High Street, Cowbridge CF71 7AF, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Cowbridge
Price Range: RM625 - RM1,117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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