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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bear Hotel Devizes
- The Bear Hotel Market Place Devizes, Wiltshire