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The Black Bear Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On first impressions I thought, at least we are only staying one night. We were welcomed by a very nice young lady who showed us up to our room and directed me to the long stay car park near the Police station. The room looked a bit dated but was clean and tidy with towels etc. Unfortunately the hot water...

3Thank Gary B
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We had dinner in the dining area. The food was freshly prepared, tasty and generous portions at a reasonable price. The service was good and quite prompt. The decor wasOK and clean but perhaps a little tired. We Would eat here again.

1Thank johnsb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2014

My husband, myself and our little dog are looking forward to spending a few days in this historic listed building in the heart of Wareham. As it is listed, it has restrictions on the changes and updates that can be made to it but it is full of charm and the staff are friendly. So I disagree with Peter A...

1Thank DebbieNigelF
Witham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Firstly I'd like to say I'm writing this review as I notice nearly all the positive reviews on this hotel are completely made up! We stayed here for a Friday and Saturday night just to get some sleep for a wedding & it ended up being the worst nights sleep ever. First off we had the bar directly below us...

1Thank Peter A
Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stopped for lunch here a pleasant sandwich and baked potato. Staff were very pleasant and we enjoyed the sheltered outside seating area. We had an enjoyable drink here the previous evening but decided not to eat as a band was getting ready. We would come back, other pubs were not doing food or only serving roasts.

1Thank Annepaull
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Following review is ONLY about the restuarant. Unusual set up when walking through the front door. Bar to your right which you can sit in, lounge dining area to the left and down the long corridor past the kitchens is a dining hall (schooldinners?) Started in the dining hall and changed to the lounge area due to excessive noise from...

1Thank TripCleal
oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Dated, but that's fair enough for the price. Bathroom was quite dirty, bathroom door had been kicked in at some point and badly fixed.didnt have breakfast. Thin walls meant noise from other guests getting in until 1am. Not ideal on a week night. Ultimately can't complain as it was very cheap!

Thank Antony D
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We arrived to this hotel at 5pm, when we got to the room it hadn't been cleaned so had to go out again so it could be!when I fetched key a second time it wouldn't work as lock is hanging by a screw on the inside of the door!!?once we were in the room had been cleaned but obviously corners...

2Thank 172Marie
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed 11 and 12 July, we arrived around 8 in the evening with the bar in full activity, the first impressions from the young woman who gave us our room key and took payment were not great, we had booked a double room but were given a twin, when we queried this the young lady said they would rearrange...

2Thank Julie R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

My partner and I plus our friends stayed in this hotel for a weekend while attending a wedding in Wareham. Great little hotel with great pub and beer garden. Close to shops, hairdressers and it really is a pretty little town. Best part of this hotel was the lovely lady who made sure we felt welcome from the minute we...

Thank brooke g

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Bear Hotel is a family friendly grade 2 listed period coaching inn, with 14 en-suite rooms, bar restaurant, pool table, beer garden and a function room that can be used for any occasion, business or leisure. We have a varied home cooked menu including daily specials and child options, featuring locally sourced produce. We serve local and regional real ales and selection of wines well behaved dogs are welcome. We have live music most weekends. We as a family took over the Bear on the 8th October 2012 and have been busy refurbishing the rooms and generally giving the old place a facelift, but not losing its character in the process. So the new management team, Lyn, Allan, Beccie, Podge and Maz would like you to welcome you if you choose to come and stay with us. There are several beautiful beaches and interesting sights close by. Wareham is an old market town enclosed by the famous walls and hold many historical features. The boat trips from the quayside to Poole are very popular. We are also central to Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Swanage and Corfe Castle, to name but a few. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Bear Hotel

Address: 14 South Street, Wareham BH20 4LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham
Price Range: $68 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Black Bear Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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