The Bear Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Wantage with restaurant and bar/lounge

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The Bear Hotel

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Overview of The Bear Hotel


Very good

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
Market Place, Wantage, England, OX12 8AB
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Kids' menu

Room options

Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Suite, Ensuite (Sleeps up to 3)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Single Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, Ensuite (2 Double Beds)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Triple Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Standard Single Room, Ensuite (Courtyard )

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Thames River - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 39 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 70 min drive
  • Didcot Station - 20 min drive
  • Hungerford Station - 22 min drive
  • Hungerford Kintbury Station - 22 min drive


  • Grove Kebab Van - 3 min drive
  • Royal Oak Inn - 4 min walk
  • Grove Kebab Van - 3 min drive
  • The Blue Boar - 1 min walk
  • The Kings Arms - 3 min walk

About this property

The Bear Hotel

The Bear Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Wantage. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


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


  • Garden


  • Lift

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Bear Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Bear Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Bear Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Bear Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. The Bear Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Bear Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.



Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This hotel has a lovely old fashioned atmosphere and is a prominent building in Wantage town centre. We dined in and found it very good, as was the breakfast. I recommend having your breakfast by the window - the breakfast room is on the first floor and you can enjoy people watching as the people of Wantage go to work and school. The staff were uniformly excellent. The one single suggestion that I would have for improvement is that blackout curtains be put into the rooms, since my room (no 1) was directly above an area that was lit all night.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Popular local inn
Friendly, helpful staff, good food. A bit run down but still decent value.
Kenneth, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Rob, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Good stay. Very good breakfast. Good and friendly staff. Hotel itself is quite down at heel - charming but needs grouting.
Simon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Debbie, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was very clean, breakfast poor standard cheapest of everything! It was an ok stay for the price paid.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Geoffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Caroline, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Richard, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Shonagh, 1-night trip
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