Warm friendly service from hard working and attentive staff. Breakfast could not be bettered IMHO. My room was nicely decorated, clean and functional with all the facilities one would expect from a hotel in this price range. The Bear boasts some very attractive and interesting architectural features, especially the vaulted ceiling of the restaurant. The front bar is a very comfortable place to sit and read morning papers and serves coffee etc during the morning.The wedding venue is large, airy and has a very pretty patio garden area. The wedding service is exceptional. On the subject of weddings - this is a busy wedding venue with the rear court yard area of the hotel catering for wedding receptions - that does bring a noise element so if you are not involved in a wedding I would suggest that you request a room at the front of the hotel. That said, I stayed in the annex next to the function room and wasn't bothered by any noise that wasn't tolerable. The parking to the rear of the hotel is very handy with a barrier system and exit code set-up. Wifi access code is given on registration. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again - I had a very enjoyable weekend, Thank you all (staff) very much!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century, but it's best known as the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to Swansea. 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. During the 18th Century, Napoleon's troops were held in the 'Bear Pit' en route to London after a failed invasion at Fishguard! The Bear rests in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, surrounded by beautiful rural hills. The 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 historic town of Cowbridge. This chic market town boasts some fabulous boutique shops, lingering walks around the Roman wall and some of the most beautiful town-houses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bear Hotel Cowbridge
- The Bear Hotel Cowbridge, Wales, UK