Everyday: 9 AM - 11 PM
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Bear Hotel
Here at The Bear, we specialise not only in amazing food, but amazing atmosphere. Each of our Cowbridge restaurants has its own distinct vibe, to compliment the food it serves – from relaxed American-style dining, to thoroughly British Sunday roasts.
Our chefs at The Bear are passionate about local produce – grown from Welsh soil and reared on Welsh grass, so expect menus that are fresh, rustic and to die for.
We had an excellent time, although there was quite a long wait between courses and to be served at the beginning with drinks. It was very busy but still. We would definately come again. Food was delicious
lovely meal but service poor. When we presented as a table for 3 booking, the waiter insisted we were mistaken and had booked for 4. When he brought our wine he just left it with us. He didn't open it or offer for us to taste. We had to open and pour ourselves. He didn't ask us how our meal was. The second bottle of wine he brought was again just left with us, but this bottle was already open with some wine missing. Not the kind of service we expected from The Bear hence no tip. There was one very friendly and happy waitress who brought our water and cleared our table who was very pleasant. Shame we hadn't had her for everything else.
Generally good but disappointing that they refused to serve one guest an ice cream for dessert as 'it didn't appear on the set menu'. !!
The meal started well, but after our main course was served we ordered a round of drinks but they did not appear. When we enquiried the response was that the waiter who took our order had gone home. Later we ordered desserts, after 45 minutes when they had not arrived we were told it was because the chef had gone home. If you cannot provide service after 2.30pm then you should make that clear when the booking is taken. Given you knew we were celebrating our marriage we expected better service. We feel tremendously let down and disappointed.
The waiting staff were outstanding - nothing was too much trouble. I was extremely impressed - well done!
Excellent service, quality of food superb, we will be back 😀
Very pleasant setting, polite staff and nice food. Will come again
Fantastic service in a warm, welcoming dining room.
I have been coming to the bear in cowbridge for a few years now and it feels like coming home. Hotel is so friendly, warm and the staff are always great. It’s an old building with lots of character so not a modern box hotel. Thanks for a great weekend again and looking forward to coming back soon.
Scrumptious food, charming (unobtrusive) service and fascinating surroundings.....would recommend to others without a moments hesitation. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Staff were helpful, attentive and friendly. Food was exceptional. Hope to return again soon
The food was lovely and the celar restaurant was a really lovely setting. The only criticism was when we needed the bill and it took 15 minutes before I had to go and find the blonde front of house lady to pay. I was then told to pay by card I had to go to the bar. It would have been nice to be told that when I was handed the bill
The staff where outstanding and so accommodating to my whole family. The food was amazing. We all had a wonderful afternoon
Very nice Sunday lunch. The pork was very tender and tasty. Excellent service.
Would like to thank all the staff involved in making our Ruby Anniversary meal with family and friends a special day.
I won a voucher at a charity raffle that entitled me to an night at the Bear with breakfast and money towards my evening meal. They put us in the cider house which was incredible and the whole evening was fantastic. We were so impressed. Thank you
Thank you to all members of staff who made our stay really relaxing, especially the ones who took so much trouble to make my husband so comfortable. We look forward to returning.
Reserved a table in the restaurant on line, quick and easy. Good prices, good menu choices, excellent service.
Good service but very disappointed with the food.
Very warm friendly staff, atmosphere very relaxed in this lovely old but well decorated building
The experience was appauling - We were forgotten about. We had to chase for our starters and main course. We complained and had to food removed from the bill. Wont be returning. Biterly disappointed
A wide-ranging menu, we all ordered different things and every meal was delicious. The prices are very reasonable and the restaurant setting is tastefully decorated, the seats are comfortable and the background music, while pleasant, does not distract from the meal or the company.The only slight gripe is that all the waiting staff disappeared when we were part-way through our dessert and did not re-appear for a good half hour. We would have ordered another drink but by the time there was someone to ask we had gone past it and just asked for the bill instead. Apart from this we had a lovely evening.
Room was lovely, food delicious and staff couldn’t do enough - would def recommend
We went for Sunday lunch on 29th July. Quite simply the best we have ever eaten. Wonderful.
Great food grewt service