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The Bear Inn

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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The Bear is a 17th Century coaching inn that reflects Wiveliscombe's heritage. The Bear is a traditional English pub where the atmosphere is friendly and convivial, where young and old and families mix. Dogs on leads are welcome in the pub and outside patio areas. We serve many different real ales throughout the year to compliment our food and specials menu, which changes regularly to reflect the changing seasons. We have a newly refurbished dining room away from the main bar area and a large garden to the rear of the pub with lots of tables and seating and a childrens play area.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$18
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews burger pie fish and chips salad the pub on site great beer warm welcome staff were very friendly definitely worth a visit on tap ale brewed friday evening fantastic pub four days dog friendly pub food was amazing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on holiday in Wiveliscomb and decided to try this pub whilst there and we weren't disappointed! We happened to go on a Wednesday night which turned out to be their steak night. The best steak my husband and I have had in years!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TwangyTexan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great pub , very good menu, reasonably priced and super friendly staff. highly recommend thank you to everyone we met for an excellent lunch

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AnnieH141
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has a great atmosphere, welcoming and friendly. The food is delicious, we had some friends visit and they are quite picky about their food and all were so impressed with the appetizers especially. And the owner makes a mean Bloody Mary, seriously it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanPhnomPenh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on a Monday night and had a fine evening. The food was well cooked and plentiful! Even the small portion option was a challenge. Highly rated the home made tartar sauce. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Millie Jon and all the staff for the great effort they made for my dads 80th and for looking after all our family. Meals were great and even breakfast the next morning was wonderful. Couldn’t wish for better. 👏👏👏💖💖

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank donnac646
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Visited this very 'blokey' pub twice because my husband loved the do it yourself pizza. A bit noisy and definitely heavy on the male customers, but obvious popular even on a Sunday afternoon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 667jackyw
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Exmoor for the weekend. It’s a good traditional pub with a good range of drinks and a menu that had all the classics plus a few with twists. I had the burger, which was excellent and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 158grahame
Reviewed 2 December 2018

I visited with some family and friends for lunch before returning later that same day with members of my rugby team for a drink on our way home. The food was excellent, - hot, good value, tasted brilliant. The staff were very friendly and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 581Simon581
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Met some elderly friends of my parents here for lunch last Friday. Let me start by saying the staff were fantastic and very friendly and the food was lovely and great value! This would have been a certain 5 star review but for a couple...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike24300
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Very active hub in Wivey with lots going on. Great pub food and brew their own beer. Sometimes have bands, discos and nice outdoor space they use a lot in the summer for various festivals. Also do an awesome breakfast on Sunday mornings. Have a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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