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The Wight Bear Ale House Micropub

Open Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Great range of ales and ciders on offer in the Bear with frequent rotations to keep even the most... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Lovely micro pub in the high street Very quirky with strange seating Several types of real ale... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Your local micropub in Southbourne, Bournemouth. Serving independently produced real ales, cider, perry, wine, tea & Coffee, and food. No loud music, no TVs and no ringtones. Just good ale, good conversation and good times...
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65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England
+44 1202 433733
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great range of ales and ciders on offer in the Bear with frequent rotations to keep even the most dedicated and regular of drinkers happy. Also, good wine and gin selection available. We love this place for its cosy and sociable atmosphere, and friendly and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank B59BEgeorgem
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely micro pub in the high street Very quirky with strange seating Several types of real ale cider and a lager All pretty strong Great guy running it Go try it and you won’t regret it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colint348
Reviewed 18 June 2018

As a stranger to Southbourne I was intrigued to find that there were no fewer than three micropubs on the same street, within a few hundred yards of each other. It's not unusual these days to find one in a town, but three in a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank John F
Reviewed 6 June 2018

One of the many growing band of micro-pubs-this one of a very high standard where conversation rules and mobile phones are defunct! A great range of beers served by a very knowledgeable young lady. Bus stop right outside to take the strain.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 16 March 2018

As described, this is a micropub in Southbourne. Inside, the décor is modern and trendy, with a few big wooden benches to sit or stand at. On the back wall there are chalk boards describing the ales available and the friendly owner is happy for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this place in Southbourne after a long walk around hengisbury head. Absolutely loved it , great staff & excellent beers, wine & gin . Really friendly staff and dog friendly & totally different a pub with no bar ! Wish we lived nearer...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank steveissy
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends while cycling back to Mudeford from Bournemouth Airshow. Stayed longer than intended, then only made it as far as their other bar in Christchurch for more of the same! Having beer waiters instead of bartenders works well, and contributes to the focus...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Patrick E
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It's so hard to describe the Wight Bear, you really have to visit to understand. The ales and ciders are just brilliant and the wines and spirits are amazing and locally produced. The atmosphere is fantastic, always a very sociable place. The owners are local...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Helenk1978
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Like your real ales and good craic/conversation.. that's how I experienced it. My other half is not a real ale fan but a glass of rose' usually did the trick (other options were available) If you don't mind standing, then no probs - but you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gary W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I love the concept, great beers and standing service! You don't queue at the bar, they come to you. A big board with all the beers clearly explained, great if you forgot your reading glasses! And staff who know what they are talking about. Options...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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