Due to a major upgrade, our KITCHEN WILL BE CLOSED from 2.30pm on Sunday 14th January (Sunday lunch as normal) until lunchtime on Friday January 19th.
NO FOOD will be served during this time, for which we apologise, but our bar will be open as normal so we look forward to seeing you for a drink.


Could you lead the team of Chefs who deliver 6,000 meals a month at The Bear?

The Bear Hotel Crickhowell requires a hands-on Head chef with a proven track record to run and manage our busy kitchen.

The Bear Hotel is an extremely successful nationally recognised hotel bar and restaurant.

Family-run and at the heart of the community you will be working closely with the owners to ensure that our loyal customers’ expectations are met.

Managing a team of 15 capable and loyal chefs you will need to demonstrate a very diplomatic attitude yet firm enough to cope with the multi-cultural environment and the challenges that arise from this. Our team has been together for over 3 years.

Kitchen systems are firmly in place having been awarded 5 start hygiene rating you will be expected to maintain this level, and as the industry changes adapt the food safety policy to ensure that new regulations and laws are met. You will have a few weeks with the current Head Chef who ensure you get a seamless handover.

You will be expected to maintain our healthy GP margins whilst offering homemade food at very reasonable prices. You will achieve this by working to the seasons. All of our suppliers are local or from the source, with the exception of our fishmonger. This comes at a premium and bargains need to be negotiated.

Maintaining a payroll cost will also be your responsibility.

Intermediate food hygiene certificate is a minimum requirement for this role.

Head chef or kitchen Manager experience is essential for this role in a similarly sized operation. 6000 meals per month.

Usual benefits, Fantastic Basic salary, Working in a family environment that is personnel and flexible.

Flexibility to use your creativity and knowledge.

Working with a team large enough and competent enough to cope with the trade.

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter explaining your current situation to #ChefsTable #Chefjob #catering


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at The Bear in Crickhowell. Here is a reminder of our Christmas and New Year opening hours and food service. #christmasmeal #christmas #christmasopeninghours #pubmeal


Traditional prawn cocktail to start. Usk Valley Turkey, white and brown meat, brussel sprout and creme fresh puree, pork and chestnut stuffing, pig in blanket, rainbow carrots and butter and garlic-roasted potatoes, rich turkey gravy. Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and brandy butter ice cream. These are what makes a sumptuous Christmas dinner at The Bear – available any day til Christmas.