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Ye Old Black Bear Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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68 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Showing 162: English reviews
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in as the exterior looked so attractive. Inside is tired, grubby (as are the people we saw working there) and uncomfortable. The woman behind the bar looked at my husband as if he was mad when he asked for an alcohol-free lager as he was driving, and my normal lager was served in a dirty glass. We had... More 

Thank Caroline L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to end a long journey with a meal here as in the summer it's a nice place to come on a sunny Sunday. I had my partner, her elderly mother and my 4 year old daughter. I am still upset that I put my daughters health in jeapordy eating here. I feel the staff were caretaker winter staff. Friendly... More 

Thank Martin S
Brisbane, Australia
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168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Dropped in for a drink. The publican was so accomodating! Eager to share the history of the pub. In fact gave us a brochure on it. Well worth a visit.

Thank grumorf
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We've visited this pub last week with the intention of having a drink and possibly something to eat! The Pub was very grubby ! And also in need of a refurbishment! Such a shame that a wonderful old building has not been looked after! Didn't stop for food ! Wonder why!!! I found out that the pub is up for... More 

Thank jeffkingnet
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My main comment about this place is; for such a historic listed pub and building it lacks character! I was last here 35 years ago and my memories were not restored! I guess it's now just a general everyday high street chain pub.

Thank Rory A
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Good tasty food decent beer. Beautiful old building. Service was prompt and cheery. 2 for £9.99 is a good deal with lots of choice.

Thank John C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very cosy Tudor style pub. Good priced food. I am from Cheltenham and I often come here. The beer is good too. This is good for Camra members too as you get a discount on real ale. In a great location. Nice place to come and relax. There is also a TV in the spare room which often shows the... More 

Thank Tania-Baglady E
Dre-fach Felindre, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this pub and I have to say the food was really good and the customer service was second to none. It was a dog friendly pub, which handed out bags of dog biscuits, which was brilliant. I would definitely go back when next in the area

Thank Glasto09
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Made our way here purposely it is a lovely olde worlde pub 5 or 6 real ales served by a young man who cares about what he does, he was on his own but was in full control. Served us our drinks took our food order then delivered it all with no effort enjoying what he did, a pub it... More 

Thank BruceBedford
Burslem, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Oldest pub in Gloucester. Check ou the ceiling in the room with the pool table. Some god traditional ales and decent food

Thank Karen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Tewkesbury

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