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The Black Bear

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High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
+44 1929 405541
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12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Would have stayed to eat but for a group of people whom where very loud and constantly using bad language

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner as I said although not bad was just average and uninspired. It was our cheapest meal whilst away but the worst value for money. Food was just plain and unadventurous, little lacking In Flavour. The bar girl was lovely, waiting staff average, Sorry not a great experience.......

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch on the recommendation of a family member who lives in Wool and we were not disappointed. It was a Saturday lunchtime in January and they were quite busy mainly with locals. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to say good bye when we left.

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Village pub I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again one day Melanie More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in here for a spot of lunch following a freezing cold visit to Monkey World. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and we were greeted straight away and shown to a table. We were spoilt for choice on the menu, in the end we were very boring, I opted for scampi and my husband ordered a build your... More 

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my pub. I am so pleased that we ticked all the boxes. We look forward to welcoming you back one day Melanie More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit the cove, Durdle Dor and then needed refreshments. After searching around for some time as most of the pubs seemed to be closed on a Monday we were told about this pub in Wool. We had drinks and light meals but the menu looked amazing and what we had was excellent. The curry on the menu... More 

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review...I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit after Durdle Door. Please book for our fortnightly Curry Night during the Winter and we look forward to welcoming you back. Melanie More 

Wareham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Black Bear in Wool has recently been awarded CAMRA Best Pub in the area, and rightfully so. It is a very local pub which is very friendly and is a free house with a changing number of real ales and normally a selection of four. It is the domain of Mel the landlady who, on the evening we went... More 

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your raving review, it was a pleasure to read. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Thank you once again Melanie More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch at Black Bear mid afternoon. Good selection food attentive staff. Food was good three clean plates, decor dated. Would use again.

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub, I am glad you enjoyed your visit Thank you Melanie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just eaten the nicest chicken curry followed by New Forest ice cream. The food and ever changing real ales make the Black Bear a location we return to again and again. Mel and her team offer a warm welcome to locals and tourists like us. If you're in Dorset and visiting Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove or Monkey World then the... More 

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I am glad that you enjoy your visits to our village pub. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Melanie More 

Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Wool to visit family and arrived quite late for our reservation......We had a lovely welcome and according to My Husband it was the best Meat Pie he had tasted for a very long time!!!.....My Fish Pie was also extremely good!!....will definitely visit again!

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review I remember your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Melanie More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited Wool for the weekend to see Lulworth Cove and Monkey World and ate here both nights. It was a really nice pub with a lot of atmosphere and was very busy on a Friday night. The food was fantastic, just what you want from a pub with really good gammon and chips. My favourite was the mushroom wellington, which... More 

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Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this review

Wow what a great review thank you so much. It is so good to read that you enjoyed your visit here. We hope to welcome you back one day. Melanie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wool
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 405541

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?