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The Old Bear Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Cricklade B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We just stayed for one night but were most impressed. the room had obviously been recently renovated, and the bathroom was lovely.The pub itself is very nice, and although they do not serve evening meals, we had a super breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We booked this B & B as it was reasonably priced and was within an hour's drive of Cheltenham for Gold Cup Day. The room we stayed in was one of two located on the upper floor (accessible via a metal staircase in the pub courtyard) immediately above the pub bar, and had been totally refurbished in December 2013. It did smell of fresh paint, but that wasn't a problem for us - opening the window sorted that out! We were warned by Steve the landlord that there would be noise from the bar, but again this wasn't a problem as I always use earplugs when sleeping and my other half found the noise wasn't loud enough to disturb him. Everything was spotlessly clean in the room, and we had an en suite bathroom with shower and loo. We opted to pay extra for the cooked breakfast each morning, which was hearty and tasty, served with good humour and plenty of banter from Steve. The pub has its own car park at the rear - plenty of space for our car.

We stayed for three nights, spending two of our evenings in the friendly pub bar. Being located on Cricklade High Street, the pub is well placed for visiting the other nearby hostelries and shops - there's a Tesco Express opposite with free cash machine too - very convenient. Steve the landlord was very friendly and chatty, making us feel very welcome, and we'd definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 101 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon > Cricklade
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cricklade
Price Range: £50 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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