The Bear in Crickhowell has been a resting place for travellers and a meeting place for friends since 1432. One of the AA's 2020 Best Pubs in Wales, 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.
Every Day is Gin Day at The Bear, and every week we feature a Gin of the Week. Each is individually garnished to enhance its look, fragrance and flavour and served with an aromatic Fever-Tree Tonic. We have 20 Gins to choose from, including aromatics from Wales and around the world. Enjoy!
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. We are one of Wales Online's 10 Best Food Pubs of 2019.
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.
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.
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!
Crickhowell High Street is the Best High Street in Britain 2018 and the town is the Sunday Times 'Best Place to Live 2019.' The Bear was 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.