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CLOSED – FOR NOW

The Bear is closed for now but we are sustained by happy memories of good times with friends, and we look forward to the time when we can meet again.

THE BEAR HOTEL

The historic Bear Hotel 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 Hotel offers a warm welcome, whether you are exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons, or wanting to eat great food and drink in comfortable surroundings.  

TOP UK WALKERS PUB

The Bear at Crickhowell is the best Walkers' Pub in Wales and won Silver in The Great Outdoors Magazine Awards 2019.  There are fantastic walks in the Brecons and the Black Mountains and we are near to Pen y Fan, the tallest mountain in Southern Britain.

GIN MENU

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 on our Gin Menu, including aromatics from Wales and around the world.  Enjoy!

GOOD FOOD

Eat at The Bear and sample a wide menu of beautifully cooked locally-sourced 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 restaurant, or amongst the floral displays in our summer gardens.  We are one of Wales Online's 10 Best Food Pubs of 2019.

REAL ALES, OPEN FIRES

Nestled between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, The Bear Hotel has been a meeting place for friends for five hundred years. Drink Real Ales or fine wine with friendly locals in our cosy bars with their oak beams, open fires and wooden floors. You won’t believe you are only two hours from London and an hour from Cardiff or Bristol.

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

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.

PUB GARDEN

The Bear is one of The Times newspaper's Best Summer Pubs.  The Bear's pub garden is simply stunning - the perfect fragrant hideaway for a quiet lunch or glass of Pimms.

DOG FRIENDLY

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 BEST OF BEACONS

Crickhowell High Street was crowned the Best High Street in Britain 2018 and the town was the Sunday Times 'Best Place to Live 2019.'   It is the Year of the Outdoors in Wales in 2020 and the Brecon Beacons are perfect for walking, running, riding, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, or kayaking.