We booked this hotel almost blind as a last minute extension to a trip to bath and Glastonbury, so did not know what to expect.
On arrival we were told our room was in fact in some cottages across the road, which wasn;t so bad as the other half was worried about noise from the pub.
The location is quite good, just a few minutes from Glastonbury (where we were visting but couldn't find a room!) and even though we arrived in the evening, it appeared to be close to a lot of shops and have good facilities for a village.
The room was very nice. Modern with a seperate sitting area and sofa bed including flat screen TV as well as another TV in the bedroom. The bedroom was very spacious and nicely decorated. Only thing missing was a phone to contact the reception desk or make calls, which was back downstairs at the entrance to the cottages?!
We ate at the inn which had a very homely feel. The food was good, backed camembert was delicious, but could have done with a bit more bread - we didn't get to ask as no one as around to serve us! The mash with the lamb could have done with a bit more seasoning or flavour (tasted like smash). The service at dinner though really let us down. It took over an hour to get our main course, and no service from staff in the mean time. When we asked if we could have another drink when our main course finally arrived, the waitress said she couldn't orders at the table, even though we had a tab! and just walked off! After we finished our food, the plates were cleared, no asking if all was ok, and no offer of dessert menu! So we just left and settled our bill in the morning! Quite disappointing end to our two day trip, as the pub had a very warm atmos[phere to it. Look elsewehre to eat maybe to avoid tarnishing what could otherwise be a very lovely stay.
- Also Known As:
- The Bear Hotel Wincanton
- The Bear Inn Wincanton, Somerset