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The Bear Hotel Market Place
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
Eastleigh
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“Bear Grills”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Booked in overnight to revisit Devises family haunts and homes from years ago. The weather was warm and sunny. The Bear Hotel is a popular meetings venue and obvious rendezvous in the Market Place which has public car parking all around. We think The Bear is the only town centre Hotel with its own free to residents private car park, a point we value.
Asked for a quiet room and got it. What had been the main restaurant is used for functions and only used by residents at breakfast. Its other restaurant is the Bear Grill. Wide choice of food including gluten free and vegetarian. We had our enjoyable delicious evening meal there then repaired to the bar. Staff were cheerful and helpful. It's an old building so short, tight flights of stairs are the order of the day. When booking find out what's on and when. They have a cellar bar and music nights. Breakfast was delightful, the scrambled egg was a meal alone. Yes, we'd go back. Devizes is on the Kennet Avon canal, itself worth a visit to see the locks, also catch a tour of Wadworth's Brewery. Everything in Devises is close at hand. Quirks: Despite many signs showing directions to it, there is no longer a Tourist Information Centre and some signs are to public toilets long closed. Locals seem to accept these idiosyncrasies, strangers to Devises may not. Only downside for the Bear is the courtyard which is a handy place to sit, but the Kitchen's powerful extractor fan intrudes and is very noisy.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Wonderful location in Devizes. An historic and very attractive building. Comfortable rooms. We had a double poster bedroom overlooking the square which was very pleasant. Excellent value food and good service. To be highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I was delighted with our fantastic room including the comfortable four poster bed. Beautiful decor and charm along with a good sized en suite bathroom. I enjoyed the fantastic breakfast which was well worth taking time for. I opted for scrambled eggs with freshly smoked salmon which was beautifully cooked and presented, light and delicious. The staff are professional , friendly and always go out of their way to be helpful. I couldn't fault our stay other than to say it was far too short!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

What a great place....the hotel has lots of character,staff very friendly, breakfast was good, very comfy rooms, good service all round...cellar bar was fantastic great band playing 'Untouchables' definitely will be going back..

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The hotel is a really nice clean hotel. The only real negative is the single bedrooms. My room was very small with what seemed a very small bed. The ensuite shower room was absolutely fine. The door height into my room was so low that I banged my head twice on the way out and I'm not exceptionally tall at 6'1''.
The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful which is why I scored this hotel very good. The breakfast has a good choice and comes to order with only a buffet style for the cereals, juices etc.
The photo on the web is the room you want and definitely not a single as it's far too small.
Another negative about the room is the window looks straight into the roof and pigeons sit there at 5am cooing so unless you want to get up early as I say ask for a double room with single occupancy.
Would I stay there again... Yes I would but definitely no single rooms for me

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

just got back from two nights at the bear hotel
really nice and central and is buzzing with atmosphere
we stopped in two different rooms and both were superb
the staff were all excellent and especially megan
we would recomend this hotel to anyone

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed at The Bear Hotel for two nights we upgraded to the four poster room which was a lovely room with big windows facing the market square, the bed was very comfortable and had a very peaceful nights sleep. The staff were extremely friendly andd helpful we ate in the bear grills bistro and the food was lovely and well,priced and the breakfast was lovely especially the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs very generous portions. would recommend staying at this hotel if you are visiting Devizes.

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Property: The Bear Hotel Market Place
Address: The Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Devizes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bear Hotel Market Place 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Bear Hotel in Devizes you will find open fires, Cosy bar areas, friendly staff, tasty food and beautiful rooms. We currently offer Bed & Breakfast as standard but also offer a Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate. ... more   less 
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