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The Black Bear

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Wool ££ - £££, Bar, British, Pub
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
+44 1929 405541
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (3 reviews)
“mustard mash” (3 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The eating area is well decorated and the lady who served us was friendly. The food was very good. BUT it may be better if the dining area was separated from the bar by a wall or a heavy door, as our overall experience was...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was one of a busy local with a smattering of tourists like us. We had booked for Sunday lunch and had been 'saved' enough meat (before the waitress knew we had booked we were initially told there weren't any...More

Thank StelucLive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit Dudle Door, and we found this restaurant in the way... the reviews were good so decided to have lunch there. Really impressed! Very kind staff, the food was really nice and good quality and it wasn't expensive!! I would definitely come...More

Thank ines m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatives recently moved to this area and took my wife and I there for Sunday lunch. Staff very friendly and make you welcome. Lunch was excellent - the best pub lunch I have had for many years. Everything was piping hot. Pub itself is very...More

Thank graham a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting tiger day at tank museum had a lovely meal at the bear, nice selection of real ales including tiny rebel which is a local award winning brewery based in Newport, i had the fish chips delicious, and my wife had the garlic chicken...More

Thank TripMember102920141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting local attractions and turned to TripAdvisor looking for food! Not disappointed by this pub at all. We has a warm welcome from the barmaid and were attended to by a lovely lady (I think the sister of the owner), she was warm, welcoming and...More

Thank Swinners2207
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, your right the cheeky one is my sister..I am glad you enjoyed your food and thank you for recommending us, we hope to see you again one day. Melanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is more tea room than the pub I'd expected. Table service from a pleasant young woman. I chose one of the day's soups-spicy beef and bean, which was delicious and served with a warm baguette. I also chose a side of onion rings...More

Thank Lonsgal
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed our homemade soup...we hope to welcome you back one day. Melanie

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took the best rated pub closest to Monkey World. Unfortunately, I don't see how this pub has such a high rating. OK, the positives, a friendly staff that gave us a private corner. The negative, the food. The chicken schnitzel was burnt on both...More

Thank Tim C
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you had to review my pub like this and you felt that your food was not up to others consitant reviews, for this I can only apologise. Melanie

Reviewed 11 April 2017

A very good pub with a lovely landlady and friendly Staff, The locals made us feel welcome.There is a good selection of Beers,The Food was Excellent and reasonably priced,and a good variety Menu. We stayed in a cottage in the village and visited the Black...More

Thank niconroa
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review I remember you visiting each night, glad to read you had a good time in our village pub. We hope to see you again soon Melanie

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Found this little village pub by accident after finding we had an hours wait until the next train after visiting monkey world. I can literally sum it up as one of my most favourite eating experiences. The food was all genuinely homemade, the best roast...More

Thank Zoe J
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Wow what a lovely review thank you so much... I am so pleased to read you had a great experience with us and hope to see you again one day Melanie

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi we want visit Monkey World and wondered if you have an area where we could park our Motor home overnight.We would of course eat at your restaurant
13 September 2016|
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Response from TinLizzy | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the pub directly via their website as I couldn't answer this sorry, Liz
Can you help with someone who needs gluten free options?
16 August 2016|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to ring The Black Bear Pub and ask them.
Do you have vegetarian options in the evening?
23 February 2016|
Response from Roda10 | Property representative |
Yes we do....mushroom and spinach lasagne with chips and salad....mushroom stroganoff with rice....vegetarian burger ( no mushrooms) please telephone on 01929405541 to book if this is helpful Thank you Melanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wool
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 405541
  • E-mail