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The Bear Hotel, Wantage - pub details

Bear Hotel
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Address: Market Place, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8AB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30988) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Brewery: Arkell's Brewery

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> Current user rating: 6.7/10 (rated by 7 users)
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Rumoured to be in for an expensive overhaul. About time!

The beer is OK most of the time but sometimes you can get an unlucky pint. Seems to attract coffin dodgers and lushes during the day but is reasonably pleasant of a weekend evening.
queenalfred - 15 Jun 2010 21:32
i dont own arkells..never have although i do enjoy there beer and credit were credit is due..wantage has a good selection of pubs for a town all more or less within spitting distance..
graybagsinburyonceagain - 8 Apr 2008 17:38
A great traditional pub right in the heart of Wantage. Old style of decoration which runs well for the locals which frequent the pub. A very friendly atmosphere awaits you when you walk through the door. The staff are helpful and know what they're doing. There is a good selection of beer on tap with two tasty real ales. There is a large range of food which is all reasonably priced but very well presented.

Evenings are usually quite busy as the hotel is normally full during the week so usually you will find most of the guests socialising in the public bar. Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest nights, with the pub drawing in a diverse range of punters. All-in-all a nice place to go for a few drinks with friends or to have a nice pub meal.
onceinwantage - 12 Feb 2008 06:29
Cavernous pub in a pretty building. Claimed to have three Akells beers on outside but I only saw 3B along with two (two?!?) Courage Directors pulls. 3B was a bit eggy and served in a glass that hadnít got a proper rinse in the dishwasher. Was with friends so didnít complain. Maybe I should have done in hindsight.

Tried the food and was fairly happy with it given the price (fiver for my lasagne). Couple of TVís showing the rugby. Toilet doors had no signs, so it was all a bit Deal or No Deal guessing which was the right one. I guessed wrong, no bankers deal for me! DeggyT guessed wrong too, but Mrs Quinno got it right. Must be a gender thing.

Would try somewhere else next time in Wantage.
Quinno - 11 Feb 2008 14:21
Traditional hotel pub. Beer is fine, food is poor.
jhancock - 12 Sep 2007 12:34

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