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The Black Bear Hotel

14 South Street, Wareham BH20 4LT, England
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to this hotel for a meal previously we went back a second time whatva big mistake we made. We placed our order with a very polite and friendly waitress (she severed us on our last visit too) about 25 minutes after she took our order she came through and said she was going off shift and our meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely wonderful stay. The Black Bear is everything an old coaching inn should be without the usual hideous snobbery and over - pricing. Anyone who doesn't love it doesn't deserve to stay there at twice the price.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Hotel looks characterful and charming. The staff who greeted us including the chef were very pleasant. We booked in to a top floor room overlooking the street. As the building is listed the windows were single glazed, although the lock fell off in my hand when I tried to open the window. This is a basic accommodation with no... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There were 6 of us looking for a meal. When we asked we were initially told that the kitchen was closed.. However, the owner said that if we could wait a short time, he would recall the chef for us. When we ordered our meals, it was for 6 different meals. When the meals came, they were very good and... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Desperately hungry after a long day we didn’t waste time deciding what to order. The menu was full of your normal pub classics; Burgers, Sunday Roasts, Pastas, Fish and Chips etc. but I chose to order from the daily specials board Steak, kidney and mushroom pie with veg and new potatoes, costing £7.95. And boy am I glad I did!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Upon seeing the sign saying contractor stays short and long term welcome we knew we had booked the wrong place. The double room we had booked was a twin. After checking in I returned with our cases and dog and had to wait for the fighting and swearing to stop before we could enter the hotel. The room has graffiti... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We arrived early evening and were shown to our room by a lovely young lady. She told us we had the room with the huge bed. It was in fact 2 single beds pushed together with, what looked like, a massive duvet over it. Sadly it was only the cover that was huge and not the actual duvet inside! Hence... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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... More 

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