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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a delightful old hotel in the centre of Cowbridge. We were fortunate to be given the bridal suite which includes a four poster bed, the first we've ever slept in. Staff could not be more helpful and it was good to have our luggage carried to our room up the staircases.The food in the restaurant was very pleasant...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Very old restaurant in the heart of the market town of cowbridge. Very cosy and a woody feel to the place. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had lunch it was delicious. I enjoyed the beef and horseradish sandwich , a nice bit of salad on the plate. Plus the coffee was served and reserved with no extra...

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stayed here one night on a rugby weekend . Staff on reception , bar and the restaurant were all very pleasant . It was very cold and the room we stayed in was lovely and warm when we arrived . It was a fabulous room beautifully furnished . Breakfast was very good warm with a reasonable selection . This...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

First visit to Cowbridge with time to amble around. Plenty of restaurants to choose from but when in a new town - go where the locals go! At first glance it looked v busy with no spare tables but venture beyond the front of the hotel and you come across a great waitress - service area which looked like an...

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Barry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

A midweek trip to the Cowbridge shops and where to go for lunch? well, try the Bear , an old coaching Inn with lots of character, friendly young staff and extremely well prepared delicious meals at a reasonable price.

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wales
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Congenial staff excellent food no hassling laid back atmosphere Quaint old pub lovely decor nooky corners to chill out in Kids loved the quirky hiding places and outdoor garden areas Although very busy the waitresses had excellent inter personal skills A really enjoyable afternoon

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Bear Hotel recently for my friend's engagement party. I booked 2 rooms for myself, my 2 young children (aged 3 and 10 months) and my mum. We arrived at 5:30pm and as soon as we arrived we were greeted with welcoming staff at reception. They could not do more to help. One lady member of staff...

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Just got back from The Bear in Cowbridge where we enjoyed a lovely lunch. Served by Kelly, who was pleasant and very helpful. I had the lasagne served with garlic bread and side salad & coleslaw, and my husband has the chilli pancakes with fries. Both meals piping hot and very tasty! Sat at the rear restaurant where we like...

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Torfaen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge is perfectly situated in the middle of the town, close to all amenities, such as unique shops, pubs & many restaurants. The hotel itself is nice, with very quaint rooms. The restaurant is very reasonably priced with decent quality food. Breakfast was fantastic. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, not least Harry who has...

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Perth
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The 2 bed apartment is located across the road from The Bear Hotel in the centre of Cowbridge and it is full of character. Without a doubt, one of the best equipped apartments my family and I have stayed in, great value for money located in the very picturesque Cowbridge. The staff at The Bear Hotel who manage the apartment...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: RM628 - RM976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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