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.

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.

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

BEAR AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

The Bear stands proudly at the head of the Best High Street in Britain 2018 and at the centre of Crickhowell. We are a community hub which is the long-term home of organisations like Rotary Club of Crickhowell and Crickhowell Choral Society. If you want to know anything about Crickhowell, come and talk to some of our friendly locals or check out our noticeboard in the main entrance.

The noticeboard at the entrance to The Bear

GINS AT THE BEAR – FULL LIST

Here’s the full list of Gins at The Bear.

A Bit Of History

Gin gets its name from the Dutch word for juniper, which is genever.

It is juniper that sets gin apart from all other types of spirits, as it is juniper that officially must be the predominant flavour for a spirit to be classified as gin. Gin, like so many things was originally produced as a medicine and this along with it’s pleasing taste made it high in demand.

Gin gained in popularity during the war, when British soldiers fighting on Dutch land were aided with “Dutch Courage” by drinking gin. When gin became more popular in the United Kingdom many produced their own at home as the distillation was so such a simple process and could be done almost anywhere.

It wasn’t until the 18th century in South America that tonic water also became known for its medical properties however the taste despite it health benefits was not pleasant. As a result, British colonies in India started adding gin to the tonic to improve the taste and add an extra kick and this was the birth of the Gin & Tonic.

 Unlike other spirits the range of botanicals and spices that can be used to enhance the flavour of Gin is still growing and for this reason Gin has become the most popular spirit in the United Kingdom.

So sit back and enjoy your choice from our varied selection of Gin’s here at The Bear Hotel.

Valentine’s Menu

If great food is the way to your Valentine’s Heart, then head for The Bear! Our Valentine’s Specials Menu is full of the food of love – sharing dishes, foods to give him or her ‘that loving feeling’. The Menu is available from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th of February. Call 01873810408
#valentines #crickhowell #foodoflove CRiC The Great Inns of Britain Welsh Rarebits Collection