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The White Bear Inn

High Street, Shipston on Stour CV36 4AJ England
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#2 of 2 hotels in Shipston on Stour
The White Bear Inn, under new management by Emma (since 23rd October 2017), offers 7 en-suite rooms, two bars, restaurant, private dining room and a function room. Consisting of: Lounge Bar with open fire serving Cask Ales, Quality Draught Beers, Lagers and Wine Sports Bar with two large Screen TVs which show Sky Sports and BTsport content; you are unlikely to miss any live sporting event. Restaurant serving home made food, using local produce. Private dining area for that special occasion or informal get together with friends. Functions are catered for in a separate room, has a separate entrance and can cater for up to 80 people, depending on the type of event. Also available Crib Boards, Dominos and our Aunt Sally pitch to the rear of our free private car park. There are fabulous walks in the local area together with local shoots (in season), Falconry Centre and a short drive to Stratford upon Avon, Warwick (Castle), Banbury, Oxford and Stow on the Wold.
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Richard and Sue wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Difficult as we were not aware of the condition of other rooms but in normal times if you want...
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hannahbrit2017 wrote a review Sep 2020
13 contributions3 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Steve T wrote a review Sep 2020
19 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
HolidayStroller wrote a review Sep 2020
Halesowen, United Kingdom11 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Julie B wrote a review Aug 2020
Yarwell, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$104 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The White Bear Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The White Bear Inn?
Nearby attractions include Thirst Edition (0.1 miles), The Black Horse Inn (0.2 miles), and Church of St Edmund (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The White Bear Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The White Bear Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The White Bear Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The White Bear Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Cafe at Sheldon's Wine Cellars, The Black Horse Inn, and The Bower House.
Is The White Bear Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Shipston on Stour.
Are pets allowed at The White Bear Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The White Bear Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall (9.5 miles), Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens (9.8 miles), and Kiftsgate Court Gardens (5.7 miles).