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Ye Old Black Bear Inn

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68 High Street, Tewkesbury, England
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The worst experience we've had

I would Definitely give this pace a miss. We went for a bar meal with our 5 year old. After ordering starters and main courses, when we had waited an hour and had asked the only bar man when it might arrive a few times, we decided enough was enough. Anyone who has a 5 year old knows that waiting... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I would Definitely give this pace a miss. We went for a bar meal with our 5 year old. After ordering starters and main courses, when we had waited an hour and had asked the only bar man when it might arrive a few times, we decided enough was enough. Anyone who has a 5 year old knows that waiting... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this lovely pub on a Tuesday night so it was quiet, it boasts to be the oldest pub in Gloucestershire - the interior is beautiful and certainly looks 26th century.. Well worth a visit if you are in the area ...

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went in here just for a drink as it is supposed to be Gloucester's oldest pub according to it's sign. It was unclean, lacking in atmosphere and we couldn't wait to get out. Such a shame as it looks so lovely from the outside

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Dighton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The building dates back to 1309 and is near a river. Ye Olde Black Bear has the distinction of being the oldest inn in Gloucestershire. Our party of 10 sat in the back room and ordered a variety of food. Everyone was happy.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice old building, very friendly waitress.....shame the same can't be said for the bar staff!! Food was good and reasonably priced.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place used to be the place to be, but its old and dated and wants a complete refurb, and often has rowdy football which you can hear in every room!-they need to take some advice from the guys at Theocs house ( just down town) It would be shame to see it go, but It has little to offer,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We popped in Friday night for dinner, after Wetherspoons was packed, we should of waited for table at Spoons!!!! Ordered our food, whilst another couple got up and walked out, wait was too long and had theatre booked. We were not in a rush so decided to stay, bad mistake, starters arrived, prawn cocktail, had seen better days, prawns dry... More 

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Old Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tracey R Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review regarding your recent experience at the Olde Black Bear. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Olde Black Bear in regards to the service you received. I can assure you that I have passed on your comments to the... More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was one of the first pubs we visited when we first moved to Tewkesbury, and thanks to Rod and Vee, it will always be a favourite. Much is made of the value that (Wethersomething) provides, but this place matches it pint for pint and bite for bite. Wish we hadn't moved a little further away, but we'll keep going... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stopped here with family and dogs after a walk along the canal. Dogs welcome outside,and the food was good and incredibly reasonable! Lovely weather helped the ambiance on the terrace, there is a large grassed area with picnic tables close to the canal side. Inside is a traditional old world pub offering a wide range of local ales an draught... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have tried the new menu, which is out only since a couple of days, and found some interesting and nice dishes. Especially the Lamburger with Tzatziki in a wrap and the Halloumi in Batter were absolute delicious. Good value for money and nice staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 High Street, Tewkesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Tewkesbury

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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