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The Bear Hotel

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” (29 reviews)
“lamb shank” (19 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a place, we arrived hungry and knackered after a spectacular walk to Table Mountain, the pub welcomed the whole genre of customers, hungry walkers, christmas party's, cream tea lovers and pint and crisp people. The staff were warm and welcoming and the menu was...More

Thank lindypops123
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolute delight the Bear Hotel is. An oldy worldy pub that is so cosy and welcoming. We popped in for lunch one afternoon and were one of the first to arrive so cosied up by the fire. There is a considerable choice of...More

Thank tara49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of old people and dogs. Which is a good thing. Cracking open fire. An abundance of lovely lilting Welsh accents. Good service. Tables a bit cramped so you can hear the inconsequential nonsense the other people in the bar are blathering on about.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A much welcome relief after a cold night camping in the Brecon Beacons! We visited for lunch on Remembrance Sunday so there were understandably lots of people crowded around the bar, we were however shown straight to our table (comfortably sized for three people) by...More

Thank dinocol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we booked a table for a lunchtime but were told you can only book at 12.30, as "other customers get upset at empty tables". they are clearly not interested in new customers and were rude and inflexible on the phone. we wont bother again.

Thank Briony K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We were glad to find this little gem when looking for late evening food on a Sunday. The staff are wonderful, the food plentiful and delicious and the place is huge but feels very quaint and country pub like. Try the Panetone bread and butter...More

Thank ShayleeKane
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Really enjoyed our meal here, and was mighty impressed with the menu - numbers of items, variety, choice and quality - 19 starters, 29 main courses, and 15 puds inc. specials - amazing. Sadly, I called this place tired last time I visited, and now...More

Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the Bear when passing through Crickhowell yesterday. Lovely pub with parking and warm, friendly welcome. Sat beside roaring fire and had Welsh Rarebit. My husband tried a local Welsh beer which he liked a lot. Very traditional atmosphere and great service.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Went out for a dinner and the place was packed. Strongly recommend that you reserve beforehand. Had the prawn cocktail to start and it was delicious and such a big portion... Had the Jamaican beef for mains and there was so much that i couldn't...More

Thank TraWill
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This a great pub and very traditional n a welsh way. We were only coming for one night but ended up going three nights in a row. Nearly became locals. The fish pie with seasonal vegs was to die for. Make sure you eat here.

Thank Paddy O
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4 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
3 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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