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The Black Bear Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   14 South Street, Wareham BH20 4LT, England
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Ranked #14 of 20 Wareham B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived on the Friday night & was greated by the lovely staff. We were shown to our room no 16 it was lovely. We went downstairs & had a bite to eat, I had the braised steak with horseradish mash with parsnip curls - it was difinatley mitchelin standard - it was gorgeous. My partner had lamb shanks he... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Pub and rooms lack charm and have not seen any recent update. Beds worn and small (very narrow), bathroom circa 1980s. Room generally clean. Entertainment in the evenings can disrupt a good night sleep.

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Beccie L, Manager at The Black Bear Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry your stay with us was not as you would of liked, the hotel is a 17th century coaching inn which does restrict us to what we can do with the property, within the last year all the carpets in the bar, dining area , lobby and rooms have all been re-carpeted. I appreciate you mentioning the beds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay, the rooms have been refurbished ,all very clean and tidy. Comfortable beds. Staff welcome you with a friendly smile. The food is great plenty of choice on the menu including vegetarian options. Good value book your stay in Wareham here.

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Beccie L, Manager at The Black Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your time spent writing a review for us at The Black Bear we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope see you again soon in the near future. Many thanks Beccie More

London, England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Black Bear Hotel is a collection of rooms and amenities reached by a common front door off of the main Wareham high street. Ok... so it was a Saturday night. BUT, to be told on arrival that there is live music in the bar directly below your room... is not helpful., especially when there are no other rooms available.... More

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Beccie L, Manager at The Black Bear Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us at The Black Bear Hotel, this particular sat night that you are referring to there was meant to be a live band on in the evening but it was cancelled last minute so we didn't have any live entertainment on. I am sorry about the horses that were... More

Caversham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We dropped in this pub on the off chance, we also had the dog but were made so welcome in the bar by the staff its hard to say no and always a good sign of being busy. The service was outstanding and such a friendly face behind the bar. The food was just excellent and you cant fault this,... More

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St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

10.04.14 .. Nine of us walked in off the street, age range 5 - 70 yrs, we all had main courses & a round of drinks which came to just under £90.00 !! Served Ringwood Best Beer, lots of choice on the menu, including several vegetarian options for one of our daughters friends. Very firendly & quick service !!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Where to start?! Really bad rooms, awful bed, dirty bathroom, sticky carpets. It's a great shame because Wareham really needs a decent, reasonably priced hotel but this fell miles short.

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Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My brother and I had a day trip to Wareham leaving early on Sunday morning without having any breakfast. We arrived about 09.30 am and The Black Bear was open. We both had coffee and I had scrambled egg on toast and my brother had a sausage sandwich. We enjoyed it so much and the service was so good that... More

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Address: 14 South Street, Wareham BH20 4LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Black Bear Hotel 3*
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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 
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