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“Brilliant two-day stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Wellgarth, Masham HG4 4EN, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Masham
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Brilliant two-day stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A near-faultless experience. The room was really comfortable, the staff attentive and did everything with a smile, great choice of beers and wines in the bar, good ingredients used in the cooking (melt in the mouth beef), and great attention to detail - they'd noted that it was my birthday and there were balloons on the table, a small thing but a great touch. The Full English breakfast is both large and of supreme quality. Tiny quibbles - would have liked a bottle of the filtered house water in our bedroom, the bathroom was large enough for a bigger bath, but these are tiny points and the overall experience was excellent.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal while staying up the road in fearby at the black swan ,staff were very efficient and welcoming our food was the best meal of our 3 day stay in the dales wish we had booked to stay there instead to be honest lovely atmosphere and roaring fire which was well stocked up with logs and not left to burn away , lasagna was delicious and well presented definately stay there next time instead

Stayed March 2014
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6 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've finally got round to writing a review for this spectacular hotel. As a large family we've stayed here for the past four years now, during our visits to masham. More recently at Christmas with our new addition to the family and this weekend. There is no place like it. The rooms are beautiful with the small things making the difference and making the white bear stand out above any other around here. Nothing is ever an issue. I highly recommend this hotel and we will continue to keep returning. It is like home from home. We will be back in May.

Stayed March 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed here for one night on 1 March with our dog and loved it. The rooms were lovely, really big with lots of wardrobe/drawer space if you needed it. Spotlessly clean. Lovely bathroom and nice big shower, although did find the temperature fluctuated a bit without you touching it! Nice complimentary shower gel, body lotion, soaps,etc and excellent choice of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/biscuits. Room was near the entrance but there was no noise, was so peaceful at night time. Bed was huge! And very comfortable. Breakfast was fabulous, there was a table where you could help yourself to fresh baguette, cheeses, cereal, juice and fresh fruit then you could choose from a variety of hot breakfasts also. There was also a lovely lounge area on the way to the rooms with fab free cake! The whole place had a lovely smell to it too! Will visit again soon, really lovely place, very impressed!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife have just returned from a short visit to the White Bear.
This will be our 3rd visit and it maintains it's good Quality from the well appointed rooms to the fabulous Food and the ever helpful staff and of course the beer we love the area around Masham and we were blessed with good weather. A very nice touch was the large complementary cake that was on offer in the communal sitting room yes it tasted as nice as it looked one thing is for certain we will return soon Graham & Shirley Daniel

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Marvelous overnight stay.
Evening meal was gorgeous and the service was fantastic
The room was spacious, plush and spotlessly clean
Breakfast was delicious and the quality of the sausages and other produce was outstanding
My stay was just pure luxury, I was looked after from start to finish by fantastic staff, ate ridiculously tasty meals and got to enjoy a beautiful part of Yorkshire from a beautiful hotel.
The beer's very good too!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stopped overnight here on Saturday 22nd of Feb in the Jervaux Room. Really glad we did. The room was well decorated and spotlessly clean. A very comfortable bed and a good nights sleep. Breakfast was lovely with very good size portions, be warned the plates come piping hot. We stayed Sunday night @ Rudding Park in Harrogate and the White Bear was a very good equal in service, food and surroundings.
Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about White Bear Hotel

Address: Wellgarth, Masham HG4 4EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Masham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Masham
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hotel White Bear
White Bear Hotel Masham/Ripon

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