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The Bear, Crickhowell - pub details

Address: High St, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5061) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 20 users)
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Had the best meal here on our recent visit to Wales..we hadn't booked on a busy Sunday lunchtime but easily found a , efficient service , good ales and excellent food in a cosy, rambling building.
suegwells - 22 Apr 2013 08:50
This seems to be a very well run place - it caters both for drinkers and diners with a great selection of beer and good food. Interesting layout and a lovely village make this an excellent pub.
Floyd - 29 Jul 2012 09:47
We didn't find this place particularly welcoming, The staff were rather curt and although the beer was very well kept we only stayed for one pint.

It's a shame as this place looked really inviting and we were intending on staying for food - never mind!
Foreman - 3 Jun 2011 13:13
Big old coaching inn on the High Street. Quite sprawling inside with lots of rooms, but it still managed to feel cosy.
About 4 ales on..mixture of local beers and a couple of more national ones. In good condition.
Quite a few diners but a few locals propping up the bar too.
Efficient service, but not particularly welcoming.
Food at the bar was tasty, freshly cooked and good value. There's an adjacent restaurant but didn't go in there.
JonRambo - 13 May 2011 14:00
A large and imposing pub/restaurant/hotel at the top of the High Street. Inside there’s three different bars areas as well as a separate restaurant. The left hand bar also looked to be geared up mostly for eating, and there was a plusher snug beyond this. The two main, adjoining bars contained a mixture of diners and drinkers. There was a reserved table right in front the bar, but this seemed to be just for local drinkers. I thought this was a nice touch, I can imagine some of the locals may get fed up with not being able to get a seat thanks to all the tourists.

Although quite sizable, it still manages to retain a certain charm. There’s a parquet wood floor with a number of rugs, some exposed stone walls, a couple of old fireplaces, one of which had a fire going, an old grandfather clock, a unusual wood panelled back to the bar and plenty of old pewter jugs hung on the wall.

Although very busy on a recent Friday evening, there were plenty of staff and the service was quick and efficient. Food was a notch above your usual pub grub, but £10 got me a pleasant enough curry with some decent, tender pieces of chicken, a poppadom and some pickles.

Beers on tap were Rhymney’s Bitter, Henry’s IPA, Rev. James and Bass. The solitary cider was Kingston Press.
Blackthorn - 14 Mar 2011 12:40

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