Everyday: 9 AM - 11 PM
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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 a lovely birthday celebration for my mum. The staff could not have made her feel more special if they tried and the food was excellent.
It's a shame there isn't a lift to cater for disabled people like myself and the WiFi didn't work at all but everything else was so utterly outstanding including the staff, that this was easily overlooked by me.
Top quality food with very attentive staff.
Delicious food in a beautiful restaurant, brilliant service, highly recommend!👌🏼
The staff were wonderful - very friendly and helpful. Excellent service. The salsa with my chicken was a bit lacking in flavour and the coffee wasn’t very good - quite bitter. Otherwise very good.
Food was really excellent but drinks service in particular was slow and haphazard and we didn’t get all of the drinks we ordered and some of those we did get were wrong. It was a very busy night so you are excused for this because the food was great.
Very friendly and Excellent service as always thank you
Great service and fantastic food we can’t wait to come back
The host was really accommodating and helpful , really good service , food and drink , excellent Sunday roast , thank you
Fantastic service, friendly and helpful. It was my second large party booking and all meals were stunning and cooked to perfection for all individuals.
We had a lovely stay at the Bear, the staff were helpful and courteous, especially in the restaurant where we ate dinner and breakfast which on both occasions were delicious and very well cooked and presented. The room was quiet, comfortable and clean and the fan was much appreciated. The only negative was the beds were very firm and kept separating in the middle.
A relaxed, family meal for our silver wedding anniversary. Service was personal and perfect with staff friendly, polite and attentive. The food was excellent, well presented and everyone really enjoyed their meal. We had a lovely evening thank you.
A very relaxed lunch was spent to celebrate a birthday. the food was excellent and the staff helpful
Service, room and atmosphere very good as is the value for money, however I have strong reservations about the breakfast, I’m not a fan of buffet style breakfast. It’s always just warm, dried and not appetising. But I have a strong concern for the temperature control of the shower in room 5 a youngster could easily be badly scolded in there
Our waitress was very friendly and efficient we were a party of 12 from British Airways we eat here t
Lovely visit and the team were so friendly ...thank you
Really wanted to enjoy the occasion bearing in mind the lovely location, ambience etc but the service was just dreadful. There was an hour delay with food; which the waiter did inform us of, but we’d ordered prawn cocktail starters so didn’t quite understand why this was also delayed? The fish and chips was nice but the Bear burger was soggy and swimming in garlic mayonnaise- really not good. Chips for both were homemade and really nice. Unfortunately, upon requesting ketchup, we were presented with an almost empty bottle of sauce with which we had to adopt the old ‘bash on the bottom’ Heinz approach. Thankfully, we were served ketchup in a dish after requesting this. We were also served an incorrect (and more expensive) wine which we didn’t realise at the time but decided against complaining about which would have caused further stress against all the other shortcomings. The restaurant waiting staff in general were disheveled and completely disorganised in the absence of a maitre de (or even someone in authority to oversee matters). The menus themselves had seen better days and the whole approach was just not befitting of a restaurant/pub with quite a good reputation. Absolutely no touches that went above and beyond a very basic service sadly and definitely not value for money. I’m sad to say that we wouldn’t bother returning- and we are local to the area.
Lovely meal. Excellent service
The place , food and drinks are great ! I am disappointed that despite my message on the site when I booked and 2 requests to different staff members during the meal , nothing was done to make our guests feel a little special as we were celebrating their wedding anniversary , wedding celebrated at the Bear Hotel exactly 13 years ago .
Staff were very helpful and accommodating. The food was incredible and great value for money.
Many thanks for a lovely day