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Reviews - The Old Bear Inn

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The Old Bear Inn, 101 High Street, , Swindon, SN6 6AA
The Old Bear Inn is a friendly local pub conveniently located in delightful Cricklade, the first town on the Thames and close to all the local amenities that the Cotswolds and Swindon have to offer. The accommodation is located in a converted barn. For breakfast, you can have a traditional English, continental or vegetarian breakfast upon request. All breakfasts come with handcrafted artisan bread. The car park is located at the rear of the pub. There is also a courtyard where you will be able sit and enjoy the weather during the summer months. Cricklade is a small historic 9th century Saxon town, lying just outside the Cotswolds 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', and is the only Wiltshire town situated on the banks of the River Thames. Cricklade is surrounded by lovely countryside and is ideal for walking, riding and cycling. At the north of the town is North Meadow, now a National Nature Reserve, and home to the rare 'Snakeshead Fritillary' which flower in April. The town is at the southern gateway to the Cotswold Water Park which offers activities including sailing, water/jet skiing, fishing and bird watching.
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88% recommended this accommodation to a friend 81% would stay again
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Good value
Easy to find Inn with accommodation in a converted Barn at the rear with offsite parking at the back of the Inn.Ideal spot between Reading and Gloucester to "stop over" and explore the local area.Maybe the breakfast option should have been included in the price as limited eateries in the Village??

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graham m

From UK
Who stayed in February 2015

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Lovely room

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Michael B

From Porthcawl, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

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Nice place. Exactly what I paid for:)
The bear inn was delightful and exactly what was described. Will go back!

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D Smith

From Saffron Walden, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Friendly pub, nice room
The Bear is a real local pub with friendly staff and good beer. My room was a clean and spacious en suite. The pub does not do food but there are several places to eat within a few yards walk so not a problem and offers lots of choice. Breakfast in the cafe opposite was also good value.

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Stephen L

From Pickering, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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the old bear is great
very laid back and a lovely experience,

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rebecca l

From London, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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quaint and friendly

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Graham C

From UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Old Bear
Lovely room in a lovely large size Cotswold visit. Very reasonably priced and plenty of amenities nearby for food and supplies. Ideally placed for my business trip and easy to get to. Family run and friendly owner, really made the effort to make me feel welcome.

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Thomas Denton

From Macclesfield, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Not for the fainthearted
You certainly get what you pay for with this accommodation, it was cold, dark and dingy, in serious need of TLC and did not feel clean at all. Even at £45 per night, it was not worth it. The room was very small, with bathroom down the corridor, which badly needed updating. Only 1 positive comment, the bed was comfortable and clean.

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D Pritchard

From Llandrindod Wells, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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I stayed in room 2 for three nights. It is directly above the bar and i could not get to sleep until closing time due to the noise. Not good when you have to be up early.

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adam L

From Hull, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Lovely pub
Really nice place to stay

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D MILNER

From Southampton, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Couple

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