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Ye Old Black Bear Inn

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68 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Decided to end a long journey with a meal here as in the summer it's a nice place to come on a sunny Sunday. I had my partner, her elderly mother and my 4 year old daughter. I am still upset that I put my daughters health in jeapordy eating here. I feel the staff were caretaker winter staff. Friendly... More 

Thank Martin S
Brisbane, Australia
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Dropped in for a drink. The publican was so accomodating! Eager to share the history of the pub. In fact gave us a brochure on it. Well worth a visit.

Thank grumorf
Southampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We've visited this pub last week with the intention of having a drink and possibly something to eat! The Pub was very grubby ! And also in need of a refurbishment! Such a shame that a wonderful old building has not been looked after! Didn't stop for food ! Wonder why!!! I found out that the pub is up for... More 

Thank jeffkingnet
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

My main comment about this place is; for such a historic listed pub and building it lacks character! I was last here 35 years ago and my memories were not restored! I guess it's now just a general everyday high street chain pub.

Thank Rory A
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Good tasty food decent beer. Beautiful old building. Service was prompt and cheery. 2 for £9.99 is a good deal with lots of choice.

Thank John C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very cosy Tudor style pub. Good priced food. I am from Cheltenham and I often come here. The beer is good too. This is good for Camra members too as you get a discount on real ale. In a great location. Nice place to come and relax. There is also a TV in the spare room which often shows the... More 

Thank Tania-Baglady E
Dre-fach Felindre, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this pub and I have to say the food was really good and the customer service was second to none. It was a dog friendly pub, which handed out bags of dog biscuits, which was brilliant. I would definitely go back when next in the area

Thank Glasto09
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Made our way here purposely it is a lovely olde worlde pub 5 or 6 real ales served by a young man who cares about what he does, he was on his own but was in full control. Served us our drinks took our food order then delivered it all with no effort enjoying what he did, a pub it... More 

Thank BruceBedford
Burslem, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Oldest pub in Gloucester. Check ou the ceiling in the room with the pool table. Some god traditional ales and decent food

Thank Karen K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This pub is apparently the oldest in Gloucestershire and sadly you can tell as it is in need of a sympathetic refurbishment which would make the place more attractive. A good selection of beers and food are available and there is a large riverside beer garden which would cater for families. The one good thing that stood out was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Tewkesbury

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?