Overlooking the historic market place of Wantage in Oxfordshire since the 16th century
The Bear Hotel has always been a staging point for weary travellers and today provides the perfect venue for a relaxing stop-over or longer break.
The history of The Bear at Wantage is a long tale to tell, even though it doesn't quite go back as far as King Alfred's days, who was born in Wantage in AD 847. Suffice to say, as the town's largest hotel it has overlooked the historic market place for nearly 500 years, and in that time has been a staging point for thousands of weary travellers - as well as those wanting to fill up on great food and superb ales in sumptuous surroundings.
Today, after being purchased by Arkell's and run by your hosts Jo and Keith, The Bear is back to its best, providing the perfect venue for a relaxing stop-over, quick lunch or special dining experience. We cater for Weddings, Christenings, Special (or not so special) Birthdays in fact any large, or small, party and all geared to your needs rather than set menus with no flexibility! The Bear offers everything you would expect from a modern hotel and bar - and more.