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Steps away from the world-renowned bookshops and galleries of this small border town, David Gibbon has turned a rough-hewn 16th-century coaching inn into an urbane, bookish retreat. More

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The Bear
2 Bear Street,
Hay-on-Wye
Powys
HR3 5AN
Wales
01497 821302
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Steps away from the world-renowned bookshops and galleries of this small border town, David Gibbon has turned a rough-hewn 16th-century coaching inn into an urbane, bookish retreat. Bedrooms are styled with eclectic minimalism – quirky artwork and modern accessories offset old beams and vintage furniture. Home-made biscuits add a sweet touch. Well supplied with books, the sitting room is just right for catching up on reading, with its huge, squashy sofa in front of the wood-fired stove. Praiseworthy breakfasts include home-made fruit salads and compotes, and locally baked bread. Sitting/dining room; walled patio. Free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV (Freeview). No background music. Small car park. Walking, canoeing, fishing nearby. 3 bedrooms. Per room B&B £80–£100 (£25 additional charge during the festival). Closed Christmas, New Year. Credit cards not accepted.

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The Bear
2 Bear Street,
Hay-on-Wye
Powys
HR3 5AN

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