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“Overnight stay in Wincanton”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bear Inn

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The Bear Inn
Ranked #7 of 8 Wincanton B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“Overnight stay in Wincanton”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed one night on our way to a nearby event. The outside of the premises looks run down and shabby but once inside it was perfectly adequate for our needs. The staff were very helpful and locked our expensive bikes away for the night and got them out when the premises was closed to the public.
We had a twin room with en suite. It was clean and comfortable and the shower was good. The corridors were a little creaky but as we were the last to bed and the first up we probably caused more of a problem than it being a bother to us.
We had to leave before breakfast was served and we weren't offered an alternative (or any money off!!) but that was our choice so would hardly say that was a complaint.
It's not The Ritz but if you need to stay in Wincanton then this is centrally located has off-road parking and does a job for the money you pay.
As one reviewer put it could be so much nicer but that would then be reflected in the price no doubt.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

I stayed at the Bear for two nights, double en suite for single occupancy. It's an old character building with loads of beams and loads of parking, right in the centre of Wincanton. Staff are great and can't do enough to make you feel welcome. The rooms have recently been done up and look great. Comfy bed and a great nights sleep. It's an old character building with loads of beams. Food is excellent, 16oz steak and chips one night and ham egg and chips the second. Absolutely perfect. And the same chef cooks breakfast to your liking. I asked for an early breakfast at 7.30 and it was no trouble. If, like me you're fed up with the faceless chains, this is refreshing change with interesting and friendly clientele who like a chat. Value for money and I would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2012

My Group consisted of around 40 persons,for a christmas Dinner,the tables laid in perfect christmas array,plates were HOT,food was excellent and plenty of it if you wanted more,Loved it all.
The public bar side was warm and friendly with a gorgeous warm fire,which a certain someone Married to me,decided to be cinderella.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Patricia5555
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Tired, threadbare, shabby decor
Poor beds, dark dingy (family) room
Unfriendly (almost hostile) breakfast service

Why could it be so much better?
The Bear is a fantastic building, and with a bit of work, could be a superb B&B/pub hotel

The daytime food is almost always good - sometimes excellent
The daytime service is friendly and prompt

If only the same could be said for breakfast

Never again

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank ohforfs
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

I eat steak for a living! This was an awesome steak, 16 oz rump, perfectly cooked and great service! A++++ we came from bournemouth cycling and this waste best pub in town! Value for money!!! Hands down...

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank Spoondog440
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

A friendly quiet typical English pub/hotel, a little on the shabby side but will soon be under renovation according to the manageress. The room was average, but the bed was extremely comfortable and the staff were very friendly, I ate in the restaurant twice and I must say the meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay you can't go far wrong staying here providing you aren't expecting luxuries. Good value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank mikelevy22
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

There is a Bear Inn in Wincanton, we stayed there last weekend. Food and drink is good with veggie option for breakfast. Our room was very dated, wardrobe falling apart, bed too soft, shower either burnt you or was freezing. Our friends had better rooms so don't take room 7 if offered!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Steve L
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Additional Information about The Bear Inn

Property: The Bear Inn
Address: 12 Market Place, Wincanton BA9 9LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wincanton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wincanton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
The Bear Hotel Wincanton
The Bear Inn Wincanton, Somerset

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