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The Black Bear

$$ - $$$, British,
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
+44 1929 405541
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black beans” (75 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
“baguette” (12 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

From a day at Monkeyworld to drop off our bag at a local B&B it is a 5 minutes walk round the corner to get to The back Bear, August full of locals and tourists always busy so please definitely book in advance to avoid...More

Thank PhilipC4444
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly local pub with great atmosphere and lovely pub food. Average meal possible could do with more choice

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Holidaying in Dorset came across the Black Bear which is a great village pub. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. On a busy Friday evening they managed to find us a table in the restaurant - thank you. A good pub menu and...More

1  Thank Wandering-old-ladies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my two children (6 and 11) a couple of times while camping nearby. We were made very welcome by the friendly staff. Lovely beer garden to sit in with a lot of tables. We will see you next year when we are back...More

Thank Andy Y
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed your visits and we look forward to seeing you next year Melanie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family ate here and popped in for drinks whilst staying close by. Our meals and service was brilliant and very reasonably priced, very hospitable staff.

Thank Mark D
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving your review I am glad you enjoyed your visit We hope to see you again Melanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Extremely friendly staff. The menu is your standard pub food and everything we had was very nice. Good value for money. The decor inside and outside is your traditional village pub. Comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Nolly10
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review I am glad you enjoyed our village pub, we hope to welcome you back one day Melanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here whilst staying at a B&B in Wool. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were both friendly and helpful. We didn't have to wait long between courses and had our drinks replenished regularly. Would definitely recommend a meal here.

Thank Mark B
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review I am pleased you enjpoyed your visit. Melanie

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Cold beer, good and reasonably priced food, outdoor seating, and clean toilet. The staff are friendly. We would love to go back to this pub. Highly recommended.

Thank 2ofusnztravellers
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow...thank you so much for your review, we do hope you come back one day Melanie

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Always good food, staff always helpful & good craic. Live music from time to time always a laugh Definitely recommend this place.

Thank IRISH5699
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we will see you again soon Melanie

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

A good menu straight forward food and excellent selection of beers and ciders. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank James L
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed our traditional pub Melanie

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Questions & Answers
13 September 2016|
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Response from TinLizzy | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the pub directly via their website as I couldn't answer this sorry, Liz
16 August 2016|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to ring The Black Bear Pub and ask them.
23 February 2016|
Response from Roda10 | Property representative |
Yes we do....mushroom and spinach lasagne with chips and salad....mushroom stroganoff with rice....vegetarian burger ( no mushrooms) please telephone on 01929405541 to book if this is helpful Thank you Melanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wool
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 405541
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