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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 224 reviews

Traditional inn, successfully mixing old and new, relish the tasty food

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms

The Bear is a favourite with locals as well as visitors; the character and friendliness of this 15th-century coaching inn are renowned. The bedrooms come in a variety of sizes and include some with four-posters. The bar and restaurant are furnished in keeping with the style of the building, and provide comfortable areas in which to enjoy some of the very popular dishes that use the finest locally-sourced ingredients, served from a menu to suit all tastes.

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  • Rooms: 34
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 6

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 10pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities


  • Private fishing
  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 50
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 20

Getting here

Town centre, off A40 (Brecon road). 6 miles from Abergavenny.

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