The Bear Hotel

An introduction to The Bear Hotel


  • Group Friendly
  • 3 Star

The Bear has origins as far back as the 12th Century. Probably best known as being the inn where they changed the horses on the mail run from Cardiff to Swansea. During the 18th Century Napoleon’s troops were held in the ‘Bear Pit’ en route to London after a failed invasion at Fishguard!! This famous Coaching Inn is steeped in history. Nowadays, the hotel is famed for it’s fine home cooked food, friendly atmosphere and really good ale.

Sleeping with the Bear
Kick off your shoes in one of the individually decorated bedrooms, some with beamed ceilings or 4 Poster beds. All are en-suite with tea & coffee making facilities to make your stay a home away from home.

Dining at the Bear Hotel
Proud to offer you an extensive quality gastro menu as well as blackboards offering regularly changing specials and desserts. All food is sourced locally and prepared freshly to order.

Whatever the occasion, we have the the perfect choice for a business lunch, romantic meal or special family occasion. Should you require a private dining area we would be delighted to help.

Our Sunday Roasts are always popular and are available all day.

In "The Pit"
Our newly refurnished dining area offers excellent food in excellent surroundings, "topped off" with the original stone vaulted ceiling.

If you do nothing else during your visit to Cowbridge you simply must experience 'the pit'

The comfortable Lounge with its roaring fire, serves lighter meals for both lunch and evening meals. Residents and non-residents are welcome.

An intimate corner of the Bear to enjoy coffee, light lunch or evening meal.

Weddings at the Bear Hotel
The Perfect Venue for a Perfect Day
The hotel’s facilities for Weddings are unrivalled. Venues include a traditional Georgian Ballroom with high ceilings and chandeliers and our new state of the art function suite St Quentins.

Treat you and your guests to our Chocolate Fountain, a cascading stream of warm Belgian chocolate into which a variety of biscuits and sweets may be dipped.

Telephone Kerry Sharp on 01446 771162

Conferences & Meetings
At The Bear we are able to accommodate all your business function requirements from small meeting rooms to large conferences.
Lunchtime buffets can be arranged for your delegates with tea and coffee Our meeting and conference rooms have telephone and internet connections, with a wide range of audio visual aids available. Wireless internet access is also available in public areas.

Lunchtime buffets can be arranged for your delegates with tea and coffee always available at your convenience.

Lunchtime buffets can be arranged for your delegates with tea and coffee Our highly experienced team are on hand to offer advice and help with all your requirements.

Contact Kerry Sharp on 01446 771162

Local Attractions
Nearby Shopping
Nearby Pub
Evening Meals
Business Facilities
No Smoking
Car Parking
Licenced Bar
Central Heating
Child Friendly

Colour TV
Tea & Coffee Making

Dining Facilities:
Evening Meals
Sunday Lunch


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'Let's Stay'

Contact Details

The Bear Hotel
High Street
Vale of Glamorgan
CF71 7AF
T: 01446 774814