I have been coming to the Bear for many years, I know Jo and Ian well and promised I would write a review.
This is very much a traditional english pub, listed building. Lrge car park and combnation of Lounge and bar area, with a large hall (sweetman) at the back, usually packed with discworld fans as the accomodating owners put up with us bunch of lunatics.
Food wise the choice is excellent nd they are very accomodating to al sorts of allergies, vegetarians and other specialist diets.
Due to the fact that I attend discworld events most rooms are booked up well in advance so the rom I stayed in (No. 2) is not en suite, the bathroom is just across the hall though so not a major pain to use.
I don't drink alcohol myself but they have a broad selection of Ales and ciders for those that do as well as a good choice of spirits and mulled wine available in the winter months.
Breakfast is served quite early (before 8:30) but it enables you to get a good start on the day and not waste it lying around in bed, plus Jo doesn't seem to mind you just thrwoing on jeans and a tee shirt and coming down barefooot, then showering and prepping afterwards.
Great place to stay, highly recommended
- Also Known As:
- The Bear Hotel Wincanton
- The Bear Inn Wincanton, Somerset