Everyday: 10 AM - 11 PM
Food service times:
Lunch served 12pm - 2.45pm & 6pm -9pm Monday to Thursday
12pm - 9pm Friday & Saturday
12pm -8pm Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Free Parking
- Dogs Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About The Bear Hotel
The Bear is the bustling heart of the charming town of Cowbridge. Ever since anyone can remember, it’s been a gracious gathering place to meet, talk, celebrate, socialise and stay. It began life in medieval times as the town house to Llanmihangel, a local country house – both still standing today.
Replete with nooks, crannies and tales to make your hair curl, The Bear has a special spot for everyone, from modern glitz to gracious 18th century ballroom. Whether you’re after boutique shopping and chic cocktails, fine dining with friends or a bracing coastal stride* followed by a local pint, The Bear has a corner for you. We often wish the walls could talk. We’d love you to come and add to our stories.
Excellent service! Thank you!
Super tasty and so lovely to get the lovely pot of scrumptious gravy
I ordered a Afternoon Tea ( Take away) for my fiancèe as a birthday surprise and we weren't let down. The service was excellent and very accommodating, as our 5yr old is a little picky with her food. The staff didn't hesitate to help and our daughter had her own afternoon tea tray. My fiancèe was very surprised and loved it. Thank you to all the team for make my fiancèe lockdown Birthday a great one.
Ordered two takeaway Saturday Afternoon Teas from The Penny Farthing (across the road from The Bear). Ready on time and dietary request had been catered for. Excellent range of cakes provided (including scone, jam and clotted cream) - saved some for later! Would order again.
Valentines weekend was given a bit more zhoosh with a takeaway afternoon tea from the Penny Farthing. As always the food was delicious, packed and ready for us to takeaway and enjoy at home. We cant wait to be able to go back in person but for now we are loving the takeaway, need to order the sunday roast next!
Excellent afternoon tea - everything was so fresh and tasted delicious! One of my favourite places to eat. Highly recommend!
We visited for lunch on Saturday the 19th of December 2020. The staff were doing a brilliant job under very unusual circumstances. Lots of hand sanitiser and they made it easy to social distance. Staff were very friendly and couldn’t help you enough.
Good food excellent service safe setup for customers Can’t wait for things to get back to normal so we can go there again
It looked lovely in the restaurant, staff were really friendly and helpful.
My friends and I felt very reassured having coffee in the Bear. It was airy and spacious and Every precaution to provide a Covid safe environment was in situ.
Lovely atmosphere really Christmassy. Tables a little too close though for our liking Excellent service as usual as we visit often
Excellent food and service, will definitely be coming back.
Had a lovely Christmas meal ,staff were all lovely everybody were a good distance apart felt really safe .
Loved our visit to the bear hotel. Lovely food and excellent customer service. Would definitely visit again.
Good Covid safety. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Food of a good standard (only had fish and chips so hard to comment fully!). on-line booking system worked well, but I didnt like having to give a credit card number just to make a table reservation.
Would definitely eat at The Bear Hotel again, the only thing that we could fault was the only time we could book was 11.15 but we weren't told that we couldn't order until 12, when we did order other guests that arrived after us received their food before us, for us this wasn't an issue but I could imagine it could annoy other guests. The food was lovely, the atmosphere was pleasant and the staff were really nice without being too overbearing which can be annoying. Thank you so much for a lovely and we will definitely dine there again.
Went with my husband for little birthday lunch..lovely food, lovely atmosphere but main positive was fantastic staff...we are local to Cowbridge and have met them before and you are very lucky to have such great staff. Thank you.
We went for a Christmas meal, the table was set apart from others, which was good, in these hard times. There were several people who walking around without masks, NONE were challenged by staff, as far as I could see and I was sitting with my back to the wall. The only vegetables we were offered was sprouts and mushrooms, a strange combination, there was nothing else to choose. We weren't given any other options We weren't given any Xmas crackers, a small point, but there were plenty there. We have been to The Bear for a few Christmas lunches over the years, I am not sure if the rest of my family will want to go next year. I feel I spent nearly 160 quid for a meal that was memorable for the wrong reasons.
Good value for money and pleasant and polite staff one thing I would say was 45 minute wait for food outside of peak time was a tad excessive
Great service and food! Thanks
Excellent festive menu! Wonderful personal; service as always.
Go on d personal service from Zena who was so friendly and professional.
Had a super afternoon, catching up with a dear friend.. fabulous food; service and lovely relaxed atmosphere 💜
Lovely day decorations feels very Christmassy felt very safe
Very well set up for Covid regulations.