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The Bear Hotel

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The Bear Hotel

3 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Market Place, Wantage, England, OX12 8AB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFrilford Heath Golf Club13 min drive
  • Popular LocationFaringdon Folly Tower and Woodland15 min drive
  • Popular LocationChiltern Hills24 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)28 min drive

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About this area


The Bear Hotel is located in Wantage. Frilford Heath Golf Club and Hinksey Heights Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore North Wessex Downs and Snelsmore Common Country Park. Millets Farm Centre and Didcot Railway Centre are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as fishing and other activities like birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Milton Manor House - 11 min drive
  • Frilford Heath Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Millets Farm Centre - 13 min drive
  • Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland - 15 min drive
  • Chiltern Hills - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Didcot Station - 14 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 62 min drive


  • The Greyhound Inn - 3 min drive
  • The Boars Head - 4 min drive
  • The Grocer Chef - 4 min drive
  • Star - 6 min drive
  • The Wheatsheaf - 7 min drive

About this property

The Bear Hotel

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a computer station, wedding services and a garden are on-site. This hotel has 35 rooms.
The Bear Hotel offers 35 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Bear Hotel Wantage
Bear Wantage
The Bear Hotel Hotel
The Bear Hotel Wantage
The Bear Hotel Hotel Wantage

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 73 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 29 out of 73 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 73 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 73 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 73 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
The Bear was filthy, tatty, and the room awful. The caroets in the main throughways and stairways were disgraceful, so laden with dirt that your feet stuck to them as you walked through. There was a constant banging of door both in the vicinity of our room and in the breakfast area, none were fitted with door stops. The room was small, bathroom tatty, no soundproofing - in fact the whole place felt like a shelter. Dim shocked that Expedia doesn’t check the venues it promotes.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Parking was a problem... need to pay early am to get ticket cover if you had used car park before 6pm previuos nigtht Cobbles were not easy for pulling suitcases to hotel Hotel adequat but a bit run down needing refurbishment staff helpfull and room ok
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Nice town. Hotel needs some perking up. Too much smoking in covered outside area. Smells inside.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice old pub in centre of small town. Near banks & watching market day.. Very clean ..
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The restaurant, bar and food was great, as soon as you step into the room it’s not clean. Items were left by previous guests, room smelt, decor was not great and the bathroom not clean properly with a non working shower.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021