- Very Good
- 3 guest reviews
"We last stayed at The Bear over 40 years ago. Now there is a new accommodation block at the back where the car park used to be together with..."
"The price could have been reduced reflecting better value for money given it was a Sunday night and the hotel was quiet...."
"The Bear is a beautiful oldey, worldy hotel with some modern anexes attached. I would totally recommend both The Bear and Cowbridge ,which i..."
About the hotel
The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century- Probably best known as being the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to Swansea- During the 18th Century Napoleons troops were held in the Bear Pit en route to London after a failed invasion at Fishguard- This famous Coaching Inn is steeped in history - Nowadays this privately owned 3 star hotel is famed for its fine home cooked food- friendly atmosphere and really good ale Explore Cardiff with the excellent St Davids shopping centre- home to over 100 shops and 25 bars and restaurants and the largest John Lewis store outside London With FREE parking at the hote- including 2 designated disabled parking bays- hop on the local bus just outside the hotel which will take you straight into the city centre The surrounding area is rural with numerous interesting places to visit- Museum of Welsh Life/ Castell Coch/Ogmore Valley and many more- You may fancy a walk along one our section of the Wales Coastal Path which includes the fine beaches on the Heritage Coast or Gower- On a clear day Devon is visible from the local cliff tops Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Valleys are close by with breathtaking views- Some of the Valleys still have the mining houses visible as you drive through The hotel is on the main high street of the beautiful town of Cowbridge- This quaint market town boasts some fabulous boutique shops lingering walks around the Roman wall and some of the most beautiful town houses
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- Disabled Facilities
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception , Limited Hours Room Service
- Restaurant , Bar
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- Pets are not allowed
100% would recommend it to a friend
Re visit after 40 years!
We last stayed at The Bear over 40 years ago.
Now there is a new accommodation block at the back where the car park used to be together with a paved area with tables and chairs giving it a somewhat Continental feel. Main hotel has changed little so still has that local warm feeling. Our room in the annex was clean and comfortable. We did not have an evening meal in the restaurant but did have the Sunday lunch which was very good for the price. We would stay again (but would probably not leave it another 40 years!)
The price could have been reduced reflecting better value for money given it was a Sunday night and the hotel was quiet.