The Bear in Crickhowell has been a resting place for travellers and a meeting place for friends since 1432. A traditional and historic coaching Inn, The Bear offers a warm welcome, whether you are exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons, or wanting to eat great food and drink in comfortable surroundings.
The atmosphere at The Bear is fantastic at Christmas time. Our Christmas function menu is available for booking now.
You can stay in oak-beamed bedrooms at The Bear, just as stagecoach passengers did. Or sleep in more modern rooms in our converted stable block. You can relax in a spa bath or four poster bed. We have rooms for every occasion and every budget at The Bear.
Eat at The Bear and sample a wide menu of beautifully cooked local foods, with traditional tastes mingling with modern dishes. Dine surrounded by chatter and laughter in the bar, in the more intimate candle-lit surroundings of our table-service restaurants, or amongst the floral displays in our summer gardens.
Nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, The Bear Hotel has been a meeting place for friends for five hundred years. Drink with friendly locals in our cosy bars with their oak beams, open fires and wooden floors and you won’t believe you are only two hours from London and an hour from Cardiff or Bristol.
The Bear is one of The Times newspaper's Best Summer Pubs. The Bear's gardens are simply stunning - the perfect fragrant hideaway for a quiet lunch or glass of Pimms.
We are very dog friendly at The Bear. Guests can eat with their dog in the bars and The Bear is surrounded by the beautiful Brecon Beacons - with hundreds of miles of walks to suit dogs of all abilities!
The Bear has been nominated as Walking Pub of the Year in the Great Outdoors Reader Awards 2018. The Brecon Beacons are perfect for walking, running, riding, cycling, mountain biking, of kayaking. Or there's shopping in Crickhowell's uniquely independent High Street, if that's more your style!