Welcome to The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell
Welcome to The Bear, a hotel famous far and wide for its welcoming atmosphere, historic character, convivial surroundings and good food. A cobbled forecourt, archway into the inner courtyard and 19th-century stagecoach timetable in the bar are all reminders of the Bear's former role.
Set in the heart of The Brecon Beacons National Park, one of Britains most beautiful wilderness areas you'll find some of the finest walks in Britain with the Beacons themselves and The Black Mountains right on our doorstep. It feels like another world yet we're just an hours drive from Bristol and less than an hour from Cardiff.
Step into a piece of History
The Bear's low-beamed bar, filled with antiques and warmed by a roaring log fire in winter, has twice won the ï¿½Best Pub in Britain' award. It sets the style for a place to stay which is warm and characterful rather than a hotel in the grand manner. You'll be looked after by friendly hosts Judith and Steve Hindmarsh, who are also proud of the Bear's reputation for serving interesting, freshly cooked food (which has won recognition in Britain and the USA).
Although a building of great antiquity - it dates back to 1432 - the Bear tastefully incorporates all modern comforts into its historic surroundings. Rooms within the hotel and the renovated courtyard - a blaze of colour with hanging baskets in summer - are individually furnished with carefully chosen fabrics. Popular with locals and visitors alike, the Bear is the social hub of the pretty little town of Crickhowell.
Let us look after you
We have a choice of over 30 rooms from singles through to Executive Suites. Please call us on 01873 810408 and we will do our best to accomodate you.