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“Friendly, Homely atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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The White Bear
Monday Market Street, Devizes SN10 1DN, England   |  
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Ranked #11 of 19 Devizes B&B and Inns
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Friendly, Homely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Went for a Friday lunch with my mum and dad and 9 month old daughter, we were warmly greeted by the new landlady and landlord and made to feel at ease with a baby. Fantastic food choices, our plates were all empty. Spent all afternoon there is was so comfortable and homely. Would highly reccomend and on further visits to Devises would eat and stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The pub has recently come under new management. when I first walked in I felt welcome. It was clean and friendly. The accommodation is basic, but the rooms are big, clean and tidy and value for money (a cooked breakfast is included in the price). Would visit again and hope to take the family next time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Several of my classmates and I spent a week in Devizes, and although we stayed across the street at the Castle, we frequented the Pub at the White Bear almost every evening. The proprietors were excellent hosts, and they have just been running the White Bear for only 3 weeks now. On the last night we were even given pub snacks on the house. You won't find a better atmosphere to hang out with friends in Devizes. This place has character...just watch out for the ghosts!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011 via mobile

Rooms are relatively ok, but the place smelled like old beer everywhere (including the kitchen). Despite clear arrangements about breakfast time (8 AM), the next morning the place was completely deserted. Eventually the barman showed up more than an hour late and did not even care to apologize. By that time we had already had breakfast elsewhere in town, so he could save himself the trouble. By far the worst place we stayed at during our one-week holiday.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

we were kept awake till the early hours as the juke box was used after hours. when we came down for breakfast there was no one around.all locked up we left and had breakfast at a local. the sash window in bathroom is broken. i would like arefund on the price of the breakfast as we paid twice

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Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

On arrival we were greated and shown our rooms. Very helpful staff and excellent food provided for all at short notice. The whole family was made welcome and enjoyed the facilities of the pool table and the lounge bar. Rooms were comfortable and bathrooms clean with plenty of hot water.
Breakfast was excellent and, catered for vegetarian without problem.
The Landlord and Landlady are desperately trying to arrange an upgrade of the facilities to make all rooms en-suite, which would enable them to compete with other accomodation in the town. However the brewery that own the property are slow in authorising the work.
We loved our stay and thank the staff for making a large family feel so welcome.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto,Ontario
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

It was terribly overpriced a shared washroom and above a bar - would not recommend...... the Travelodge is a fr better deal....and cleaner

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The White Bear

Address: Monday Market Street, Devizes SN10 1DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Devizes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The White Bear Devizes, Wiltshire

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