Music Festival

Here’s the poster advertising this years Crickhowell Music Festival, A Song for Mary.

The Choral Society are delighted to welcome back our patron Elin Manahan Thomas as well as all our other fabulous soloists.

This is a wonderful event and a great reason to visit Crickhowell. Ticket details are on the poster, please call 01873810408 if you want to stay or dine at The Bear.

Tickets on sale via our website www.crickhowellchoralsociety.org from Saturday 22nd February at 9am, as well as from Webbs of Crickhowell and choir members.

Watch this space for more details!

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WALKERS PUB OF THE YEAR – SILVER AWARD

We are thrilled to announce that The Bear has won the Silver Award in the UK-wide The Great Outdoors Walkers Pub of The Year category. And it’s a double celebration for Crickhowell, because Crickhowell Adventure just two doors away got the Independent Retailer Bronze Award. Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who voted for us.

FESTIVE OPENING HOURS 2019/20

Stephen and Samantha would like to wish all their customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2020

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS AND FOOD SERVICE

                                                RESTAURANT                           BAR MEALS

TUESDAY          24th Dec            6.30pm to 9.30pm        X          12 noon to 9.30pm

WEDNESDAY     25th Dec            CLOSED FOR BOTH FOOD AND DRINKS

THURSDAY        26th Dec            6.30pm to 9.30pm        X          12 noon to 10pm

FRIDAY            27th Dec            6.30pm to 9.30pm        X          12 noon to 10pm

SATURDAY        28th Dec            6.30pm to 9.30pm        X          12 noon to 10pm

SUNDAY           29th Dec            12 noon to 2.30pm       X          12 noon to 9.30pm

MONDAY          30th Dec            6.30pm to 9.30pm        X          12 noon to 10.00pm

TUESDAY          31st Dec            GALA DINNER               X          12 noon to 2.15

                                                                                                6pm to 10pm

THE BAR WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 3PM AND 6PM ON NEW YEARS EVE TO ENABLE THE STAFF TO SET UP TABLES FOR THE EVENING FESTIVITIES.

WEDNESDAY     1st Jan               CLOSED                                    12 noon to 10pm

Gift Vouchers at The Bear.

Can’t decide what to buy that special person for Christmas? How about a voucher to spend on a meal or a stay at The Bear? They are available for any amount from reception or call 01873810408. #Giftvouchers#present#Christmas#Crickhowell

REFRESHING THE BAR

There are some changes on the bar at The Bear.
Some favourite ales are staying. Some others are going. The aim is to extend the choice to drinkers, whether you love real ales or continental lagers.
The new pumps went in this morning and Manager, Rodger Francis: “We ahave changed our ‘core’ ales and lagers to drinks which are not found at every other pub just down the road. At the same time, we understand that many people prefer, for instance, continental lagers, so we will keep them on tap too.”
So, beer lovers will continue to find a wide range of guest ales, local beers like Grey Trees, Gower and Boss Breweries which are changed 2-3 times a week. Hancock’s HB (a beer with strong Welsh Heritage) will join Reverend James and Butcombe Original on the regular pumps, and Lager lovers will see Pravha and Sharp’s Offshore Pilsner on draft.
Rodger said: “We like to go for drinks which are a little bit different so that coming to The Bear is an experience. The guest pumps have given us a chance to experiment, and we are keeping those beers which have a strong following. We very often have a local guest on the guest pumps, and we would be very interested in talking to anyone who has fresh ideas for what goes on there.”

Good Dogs Welcome!

We love dogs at The Bear, but we are also well aware of the need for responsible dog ownership in the Brecon Beacons. Here’s a helpful article written by one of the National Park’s Ambassadors.

Gin of the Week

Gin of The Week at The Bear. This week: Whitley Neil Parma Violet Gin, served with lavender sprig, blackberries and Indian Fever-Tree Tonic. Delicious.

Real Ales at The Bear

On the guest pump, Gower Gold from the South Wales Coast. The brewers say: “t has refreshing citrus flavours and the lovely aroma of the cascade hops. Brewed since December 2011, this beer has become an all-round firm favourite. Gower Gold clocks in at 4.5% abv and is available all year round.” We say “delicious”. #gowergold #realale #thirstquenching