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Bear Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice surroundings good food and great servicebreakfast was good too albeit the room was on the small side but overall no complaints there are no parking facilities at the hotel but there is a carpark literally around the corner if you get there for 4pm onwards you get a ticket for 2 hrs free parking which is then free...

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Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bear Hotel occupies the prime spot in Wantage market square, and has an attractive frontage onto the square. The ground floor is mainly for dining and drinking space, and the hotel reception is here. We stayed in an attractive and cosy bedroom which was recently decorated, and provided comfortable and quiet accommodation. The bed was comfy and made up...

Thank Peltt
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I called in at lunchtime for a sandwich and a coffee. Ended up with the nicest sandwich I've had for a while, a cappuccino and a free cake. All for about £6. Bargain. Will definitely be returning. Bacon, Brie and cranberry on granary, mmm!

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Where to start really. I don't believe I am a picky or fussy person, however when I pay £85 for a room I do expect firstly cleanliness and secondly some level of quiet, however this is not the experience we had. I have previously visited this hotel on two occasions which were completely positive and comfortable. This time around there...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not enough roast beef (thin cut) or potatoes (3) served for the "large" meals we ordered, fatty pork and then we had to ask for more vegetables, gravy, mustard, horseradish sauce, water and glasses. They then left us (a large party) for over an hour after our mains before we had to ask for somebody to take our sweet and...

Thank Lesley5127
Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

How does this place remain so consistent ? Every time I go it is very good. I spoke with a friend about the Bear and neither of us can fathom how they can make so many dishes, and different dishes, so well. Do they make them all themselves ? Do they buy them in ?? Who knows ? But the...

Thank Mark R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for one night. The room was clean, and had probably been refurbished fairly recently. Shame that the bathroom had no heating, with the single glazed windows that are inevitable in a property this age. Especially as the shower wasn't very powerful. Not great on a cold winter morning. Breakfast is between 7 and 9, a...

Thank joyork2016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited here for a family meal / birthday celebration. The food was on the whole really good, with a few minor issues that were resolved quickly by the staff with the minimum of fuss. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Good prices on the menu, and a variety of options to suit most people and the portion size was generous....

Thank AbiHou
Reviewed 15 February 2017

5 of us stayed for 2 nights last week, very good food and variety. Breakfast cooked to order and very good. The rooms we were in were spacious clean, comfortable and quaint, as suits the age of this majestic building. The bus stops outside the front door if you want to go into Oxford with out taking the car, also...

Thank Lorrainenr
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went here Xmas day for lunch (3 course meal) and was brilliant! Went back for dinner a few weeks after and again was great! Lovely food and very helpful friendly staff. Would highly recommend! Have already booked for Xmas this year.

Thank RobCC13

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Additional Information about Bear Hotel

Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Vale of White Horse > Wantage
Price Range: $121 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Try and eat in actual restaurant”
L3585KTmarkr, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check access if you have mobility problems”
Lorrainenr, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms not overlooking the hotel back or front doors are quieter..”
petermC5225SZ, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room was on a quiet side of the hotel.”
389suet, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 31 was small but adequate. Rather dated and a little tired but ok. No problem with noise.”
Bspeaks49, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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