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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Stayed at The Bear Inn on 2nd Feb 2017 for a visit to Wincanton Racecourse.We were made very welcome on arrival and were shown to our room which was clean & bright. OK, if I was trying to be critical, the decor was a tad dated, but it is a pub with rooms and this was all part of its...

1Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 20 November 2016

pub is run down and in terrible state, room smelt of weed, towels and bedding are stained and old falling apart because there that old, clearly not washed aswell!! pubic hairs in the bathroom!! rooms are not fit for humans!! wouldn't let my pet stay would be gassed out by the smell!! as for the bar manger never in my...

2Thank sally t
Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Food was ok, friendly staff, lot of locals in having a drink at the bar. Sounded like the old days. Price not bad but the menu was a bit boring but the entertainment from the locals was worth paying for

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 31 May 2015

I was traveling using points on Virgin Atlantic. The day I wanted to travel was sold out, so I needed to travel a day earlier. I needed a hotel and a place to go. I decided to look up old friends in the small town of Wincanton. I'd been there before and decided this was a good place to return....

Thank Steve_and_Duck
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Pleasant staff. Awful beer. Awful room, decor old, room unclean, towels smelt, bedding dated to be polite, stained sheets. Noisy nightclub under room. Didn't dare stay for breakfast. Was the only room left in the town so had no other choice.

6Thank Chris P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

I've been visiting the bear on and off for eight years. The changes made to put the pool table in the front bar area have really detracted from what was a nice character pub in wincanton. I hope it works out, but it puts me off going in there now sadly. At least they still have the fire going in...

3Thank Adam K
Reviewed 5 December 2014

I stayed at the Bear back in June of 2012. I'm sorry for not posting these photos earlier. The photo on Tripadvisor is of another property all together. This is a charming inn with lovely owners. I found the town quiet. I was here visiting friends on my way to a Jasper Fforde convention in Swindon. I will be making...

Thank Steve_and_Duck
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We stayed here on Saturday after a cracking day at Wincanton races. The welcome we had on arrival was nice, the pub was busy and had a good selection of food and drinks with the rooms being just what we expected. Sunday morning and what a good breakfast, could'nt ask for more. What more can I say. If you want...

Thank Unt1503
Reviewed 1 September 2014

we had a great time at the Bear Inn. 3 of us booked in for the night, rooms were very clean and comfortable, bar staff and locals very friendly. Carol the manager couldn't do enough for us, food was excellent , cooked breakfast was 1st class, A couple came down about 11 am , I hour after breakfast had finished,...

Thank carol54rugby
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I have been coming to the Bear for many years, I know Jo and Ian well and promised I would write a review. This is very much a traditional english pub, listed building. Lrge car park and combnation of Lounge and bar area, with a large hall (sweetman) at the back, usually packed with discworld fans as the accomodating owners...

1Thank Alan K

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Additional Information about The Bear Inn

Address: 12 Market Place, Wincanton BA9 9LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wincanton
Price Range: $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Bear Hotel Wincanton
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“we only saw our 2 rooms which we were very pleased with”
carol54rugby, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Book early, there are not many en suite rooms so check first.”
247alank, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“ask for room No.7”
mikelevy22, 25 Feb 2012 | Read review
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