In Crickhowell, in the Brecon Beacons, The Bear dates back to 1432. Expect a welcoming atmosphere, old world charm and good food. Awarded Inn of the Year 2010 by the Good Pub Guide.

The Bear has original features, such as a cobbled forecourt, with an old archway leading to an inner courtyard.

Rooms also have an historic feel, but with modern facilities like free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

The restaurant menu often changes to suit the local ingredients available. The award-winning food is served in cozy surroundings, with open log fires or fine fresh spring flowers. The restaurant is popular, so reservations are recommended.

The popular bar at The Bear has a low-beamed ceiling, with a winter log fire and many antiques. It has twice won the 'Best Pub in Britain' award. A number of real ales are served, along with vintage wines.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Bear Crickhowell has been welcoming guests since Apr 30, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have any twin rooms?
    We do have twin rooms. These are bookable direct with hotel
    Answered on 17 February 2020
  • Hello, Would we be able to bring a very well behaved dog with us for 2 nights? Thank you
    Dogs are welcome in our bar area and all rooms apart from best and very best
    Answered on 26 August 2020
  • Do any of the classic double rooms have a bath in the end suite?
    We do have 1 Classic room which has a bath
    Answered on 5 February 2020
  • How much parking is available on site for residents?
    We have a large car park at the rear of the hotel. Spaces are for residents and diners and are not guaranteed
    Answered on 19 September 2022
  • Do you have ironing facilities
    We have a laundry where you are welcome to use an iron or our staff can iron your garments for you
    Answered on 9 August 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: European

    Open for: Dinner

Amenities of Bear Crickhowell
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Welsh
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian

House rules

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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM


7:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 15 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night
Crib upon request
£10 per child, per night
3 - 14 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Bear Crickhowell accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests who want to dine at the hotel's restaurant must reserve a table at the time of booking.

FAQs about Bear Crickhowell

  • Room options at Bear Crickhowell include:

    • Double

  • Bear Crickhowell has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at Bear Crickhowell may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Bear Crickhowell is 350 feet from the center of Crickhowell.

  • Bear Crickhowell offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Guests staying at Bear Crickhowell can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Bear Crickhowell is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.