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The Black Bear

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Wool €€ - €€€ , British,
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
+44 1929 405541
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
High Street, Wool BH20 6BP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I just nipped into a local pub for a drink and a bite to eat after we'd been for a pamper morning at Bindon Abbey Retreat which is situated around the corner. The pub was surprisingly busy and I soon discovered why....More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was not disappointed with my first visit to the restaurant at the black Bear in Wool on Tuesday evening. I found the staff very friendly and welcoming, and my steak meal was delicious and Cooked exactly to my request I could not fault it....More

Thank ColSim57
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Bear hosted an evening meal for our party of 16 with good grace and humour. Great waitresses who put up with the idiosyncrasies of our group ranging in age from 3 to 84. Good food, good wine/beer - would definitely go back -...More

Thank four-boo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Bear is one of the most friendliest pubs I have known. The food is excellent pub fare and the beer is always the best, being a free house the ales are changed regularly to give everyone a chance to sample some rarer brews.

Thank RodandGill
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a kind review thank you so much. We try hard to keep the real ales revolving. Thank you Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a wedding anniversary with local friends and family of our son-in-law. Excellent presentation, great location, food was wonderful, and the party the best!

Thank Jane M
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, it was such a lovely party Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Durdle Door. The service, food and ambience were so good that we changed our booking for the next night, we had been booked for a party of 19 to go elsewhere but came back here instead. They...More

Thank SheFrost
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and thank you for visiting us over the weekend it was a pleasure to serve you and your family. We hope to see you again one day Thank you again Melanie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little pub serving food. The staff here are extremely helpful and provide service with a smile. Just outside of Lulworth Cove area so easier to get a table. Has a small outside seating area and limited parking.

Thank VivAnn73
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I am glad my staff looked after you Melanie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely food and good menu choices, plenty to pick from, freshly cooked to order, very reasonable cost

Thank marniesimpson
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review I am pleased you enjoyed your experience with us Melanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day visiting Monkey world we decided to walk to Wool to have a meal, would it be worth the 2 mile walk? It certainly was! The beer, food and customer service were of a very high standard and worth our walk. Next time...More

Thank Ian T
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review I am glad we were worth the long walk We hope to welcome you back one day Melanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub in the village in terms of atmosphere - decor a bit tired but lots of effort made. Felt at home and food was great - perfect pub food but also up-to-date - tasty and well presented.

Thank Rachel B
Roda10, Owner at The Black Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our village pub, I am glad you enjoyed our pub food Melanie

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13 September 2016|
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Response from TinLizzy | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the pub directly via their website as I couldn't answer this sorry, Liz
16 August 2016|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is to ring The Black Bear Pub and ask them.
23 February 2016|
Response from Roda10 | Property representative |
Yes we do....mushroom and spinach lasagne with chips and salad....mushroom stroganoff with rice....vegetarian burger ( no mushrooms) please telephone on 01929405541 to book if this is helpful Thank you Melanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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