Having read some fairly bad reviews on here I was quite apprehensive about my night in The Bear. However, in the spirit of just needing somewhere to drunkenly sleep after a wedding I went for it. I really can't see what all the complaining is about. We had 3 beds in our room which basically meant we were paying approx £26 each including breakfast and I happily had my moneys worth.
Yes there are mattress toppers on the beds but that is just a good idea. They are comfortable. It was clean and the shower was decent.
Yes there was a considerable amount of winding corridors and steps but it's an old building. It's part of the charm and frankly what can they do, knock it all i and start again?!
The breakfast was nice. I wasn't overly disturbed by plastic jugs as some people seem to be! I will say though that yes, the etiquette of the breakfast staff is strange. I requested to not have black pudding with mine and was told I was an awkward customer. I wasn't overly impressed! I would also recommend phoning to check your booking because a few days before I did and they couldn't find ours. The online system had put us in for Thurs instead of Sat despite the fact that we had received a confirmation. The receptionist said "that happens sometimes" which isn't really acceptable and could cause dramas.
However, on the whole I was perfectly happy here. It was a good location, it had character and it is good value.
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