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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
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Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Wantage
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here before...excellent as usual. New menu absolutely lush. If you read any reviews know this- you will not find more helpful staff, better food or nicer atmosphere. The location is great although no car park but civic car park is across the road and as long as you read the instructions you can't go wrong

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were fantastic and very welcoming. This was a family occasion for 7 of us and we all loved it. My husband and I stayed there as we had travelled and we will stay there again. The meal was enjoyed by all 7 of us - even the 2 dieters were happy as they offer small plate meals! Great idea.... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I stayed in the Bear Hotel for 4 days as we had a family gathering. It is in the center of town just opposite a car park and bus stop. The hotel itself is charming as it is quite old and the some doors to the rooms are tiny. So if you are tall you have the... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have family living in Wantage, so for big get togethers we often stay here. I think that *for the money* (always booked on line) this represents good, rather than average value for the following reasons: Bang in the middle of a pretty town Bar open late, if you want a nightcap Rooms are quite large and always clean. (some... More

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here to be close to my client's offices. It's a very convenient location in the center of town and you can walk to shops, restaurants and the Vale & Downland museum (a charming little find). If you're looking for old world charm, this is the place. If you, like me, prefer modern amenities, you won't find them here.... More

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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Been to Wantage a number of times but 1st time staying here overnight. The restaurant food is very good indeed but as a hotel it is OK. They are trying to improve the rooms and their is limited choice in Wantage. Weekends can be noisy especially if the market is on in the square then you're woken at 5am by... More

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Stanwell, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here overnight to attend a wedding at Lains Barn, very well situated in the middle of Wantage. Parking was available at the back of the market square. Room was clean and adaquate, bed very comfortable, we were in the annex and got a very good nights sleep. Lively bar on Saturday night and welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast was tasty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
34 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Bear in Wantage could be very nice. It's an old coaching in with courtyard on the market square overlooking King Alfred's statue. The rooms however are in desperate need of a makeover. In our room, which I was told was the biggest in the hotel, I couldn't stand up in the shower as the ceiling height was too low.... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having eaten at The Bear over the past 43 years I was very disappointed a few weeks ago when we met up with friends who still live in the area, as we do on a regular basis, and had a meal at The Bear again as we usually do. Two of us had the Rump of Lamb,which consisted of 3... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Best burger I have had in the UK.....& I like burgers. So good, my mouth is watering right now thinking about it, & not stupidly expensive. Chips are great too! Yumm. Oh, & make sure you have a napkin on your lap as very juicy.

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Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Hotel 3*
Also Known As:
Bear Hotel Wantage, Oxfordshire

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