We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
rebekahgalliford

Wonderful Wedding Stay!

Review of The Bear Hotel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
We were married here on the 15th of May 2024 and had an absolutely amazing time! The hotel rooms are spotless, the staff are always so helpful and the food is delicious too! Good selection of drinks and some lovely areas to relax in.
Have given feedback directly to the business to address the deducted stars - but expect them to be addressed quickly, it's how they operate. Highly recommend the Bear!
Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Problem with this review?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rebekah,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at The Bear Hotel! Congratulations on your wedding, and we're honoured that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We're delighted to hear that you found our hotel rooms spotless, our staff helpful, and our food delicious. It's also great to know you enjoyed our selection of drinks and the relaxing areas we offer.

We appreciate your feedback and are committed to addressing any issues promptly. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for future celebrations.

Best regards,
Robbie
Reception Team
The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Nearby Hotels
Glyndwr Vineyard Bed and Breakfast and garden
  • Hotels.com
  • Priceline
  • eDreams
1.5 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
  • Priceline
  • eDreams
  • Agoda.com
0.6 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Living area Cottage No. 1 Wren looking out to the Garden
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Hotels.com
  • ZenHotels.com
  • Agoda.com
3.1 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
  • Algotels
  • Priceline
  • eDreams
3.7 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
  • Priceline
  • Agoda.com
3.4 km from The Bear Hotel
  • Hotels.com
  • ZenHotels.com
    C$151
  • Expedia.com
    C$196
0.0 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Booking.com
  • ZenHotels.com
    C$145
  • Algotels
6.2 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Contact accommodation for availability.
15.3 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Contact accommodation for availability.
14.8 km from The Bear Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
View more hotels in Cowbridge
Reviews (1,203)
Filter reviews
1,203 results
Traveller rating
674
360
101
45
23
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
674
360
101
45
23
Show reviews that mention
All reviews high street sunday lunch four poster bed penny farthing function room large car park lovely hotel salmon wedding reception lovely room family wedding lovely food enjoyable stay a lovely stay following morning evening meal couldn't do enough
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
6 - 11 of 1,203 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch. The meal was THE BEST Sunday lunch I’ve ever had in a pub. Tasty tender meat, giant Yorkie and .fresh vibrant veg. However, with the roast we were only given two miserly roast potatoes. We asked for a few more and were told there would be an extra payment. At £17.95 each I thought this mean!

Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank teresaq358
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Teresa
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review.
We appreciate your kind words about our Sunday Lunch, we have passed your comments onto our management team regarding extra charges.
We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Kindest Regards
Jacqueline
Reception team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've used The Bear before as it has dog-friendly rooms and they are located near a park behind the hotel for those night time leg stretches (etc.!) our dog seems to need! The rooms are fine, the service friendly and the location is good.

Date of stay: May 2024
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank PaulWel22
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear paul
Thank you so much for your positive feedback!
We appreciate your kind words and are so glad that you had a great experience with us.
We strive to provide the best customer service, and we're glad to hear that we succeeded. Thank you again.
We hope to welcome you all back in the future.
Kindest Regards
Jacqueline
Reception Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given a voucher with a number of hotel options and we selected the Bear. We enjoyed a lovely stay with dinner bed and breakfast taken, all of which were lovely. We had a great room, ate in the restaurant for dinner, and breakfast over the road was excellent as well, we could not fault our visit. The location in Cowbridge is nice and central to explore a number of places both within Cowbridge and also wea also visited Nash Point and St Donats.

Date of stay: May 2024
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank DavePr
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dave,

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience at The Bear. We are happy to hear your room and food service were of a high standard. It's great to know that you enjoyed both dinner in our restaurant and breakfast across the road. I will let both teams know!

We're delighted you found our location in Cowbridge convenient for exploring. We truly appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay.

Best regards,
Robbie
Reception Team
The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a two night DB&B break and had a very comfortable stay. Food and service was very good. Room was fine and the large car park made the Bear very accessible.

Date of stay: May 2024
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank 00KenG
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're delighted to hear that you had a comfortable and enjoyable two-night stay with us at The Bear Hotel. It's great to know that you found our food and service to be very good. We also appreciate your positive feedback about the accessibility of our large car park.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best regards,
Robbie
Reception Team
The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Bear. We stayed across the road from the hotel above the cafe in the Old Wine House. This is an apartment with 2 bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom. Lots of space for the 2 of us, plus the dog, and would still be okay for 4. Kitchen was well appointed, although would benefit with the provision of a dishcloth and kitchen roll. Useful outside area for eating, although it was in need of a spring clean and looked tired. The apartment sits on the first floor and the steps to it might be tight for some.
Car park is to the rear of the main hotel and was really useful to have a space in the town. There are no EV chargers in town and the closest one at a farm shop was occupied the times we tried. Closest after that is Bridgend.
Be prepared for noises-in-the-night! Every few hours an air compressor (I think) tops up its pressure on the ground floor which runs for 20 to 30 seconds. It woke me the first night as did the bottle bin collection outside at 6am. Ear plugs helped after that.
The food in the hotel was very good and we enjoyed meals there several times during our stay. The staff were all polite, attentive and engaging.
We would stay there again, not forgetting our ear plugs of course 😉

Date of stay: May 2024
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Gez928
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helen Price, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bear Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gez
Thank you for your constructive review.
We have passed your lovely comments onto our team, thank you.
We are in the process of refurbishing the seating area outside The Old Wine House, but many weeks of rain have delayed this, please accept our apologise it is certainly not at its best!!
There is a EV charging point at the Town hall car park a few moments from out hotel, if you stay with us again.
We do hope to welcome you back in the future.
Kindest Regards
Jacqueline
Reception team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews