My husband & I have just returned from a short break away to the Cotswolds and stayed at The White Bear. On arriving the overall appearance of this very old pub was good. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We were shown to our room up a very narrow and steep staircase which looked as though it had just been decorated as you could smell the new paint. On entering our room no.8 at the front of the pub the room was very big but the paintwork was dirty and peeling off and in great need of repainting. Because of this I pulled back the crisp white sheet on the bed and to our horror the mattress was filthy dirty and very stained. We then looked in the drawers of the extra bed settee and can only describe the pillow in there as something that should have been in the dustbin a long time ago. The drawers were also very dirty inside. The carpet in the room was very stained too. The bathroom was fine, although again the skirting board was in need of a paint. The bulb in the mirror over the sink wasn't working and the radiator was very hit and miss to work. The rest of the bathroom was fine. It was a good shower and all the grouting between the tiles was clean. I must admit we were very dubious about sleeping in the bed because of the mattress but we did. We did take into account the age of the building but all the things I have mentioned really should be addressed as matter of priority. We had an evening meal on one of the days and that was good. The breakfast was very good too and the lady serving us was most helpful as was Luke who served in the bar. You could not fault their friendliness.…
Had dinner tonight with a couple of friends and it was fabulous! The tables are very well spaced apart. Table service, with lovely, friendly staff. We didn’t come into contact with any other customers, felt very safe. They took my details for track and trace and have a sanitizer station as you walk in. Covid signs throughout. Absolutely lovely food and drink, very well priced. We had a great evening, just what we needed! We will definitely be back soon!
We stayed for 3 nights, we got a great deal for bed and breakfast in the cotswolds. The breakfast was superb, an evening meal was stunning - try the faggotts and chocolate brownie. There are faults but you can’t have everything, it’s an old quirky building and it needs a bit of tlc but I can see to duck under old low beams etc. A great location for a base in a cracking hotel.
Having recently returned from Two nights at the White Bear i'd agree as a previous review said and it was in need of some TLC. We were given Room 8 at the front of the Hotel on the 1st floor.The room was a decent size and the Bathroom was adequate with a good shower. But overall it left a lot to be desired.The Carpets and walls were quite heavily stained Cobwebs showed that the cleaning that had been done was inadequate. We chose not to use the wardrobe and drawers due to the amount of dust and a light fitting which i'd question whether it were safe. For our comfort we had one Chair between the Two of us. I'm afraid we wouldn't use the acommodation again in it's current condition.
Just had an enjoyable weekend break in the Cotswolds, spent two nights at the white bear inn, Which is also a pub with accommodation, very nice location, pleasant staff, the only recommended advice is the Rooms could do with some TLC, very spacious room overlooking the high street so abit noisey, carpet could do with being updated as well as Decorating with abit of TLC will be good value for money as the breakfast couldn’t fault delicious