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Your local micropub in Southbourne, Bournemouth. Serving independently produced real ales, cider, perry, wine, tea & Coffee, and food. No loud music, no TVs and no ringtones. Just good ale, good conversation and good times...
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England
Great range of ales and ciders on offer in the Bear with frequent rotations to keep even the most dedicated and regular of drinkers happy. Also, good wine and gin selection available. We love this place for its cosy and sociable atmosphere, and friendly and...More
As a stranger to Southbourne I was intrigued to find that there were no fewer than three micropubs on the same street, within a few hundred yards of each other. It's not unusual these days to find one in a town, but three in a...More
One of the many growing band of micro-pubs-this one of a very high standard where conversation rules and mobile phones are defunct! A great range of beers served by a very knowledgeable young lady. Bus stop right outside to take the strain.
As described, this is a micropub in Southbourne. Inside, the décor is modern and trendy, with a few big wooden benches to sit or stand at. On the back wall there are chalk boards describing the ales available and the friendly owner is happy for...More
Stumbled on this place in Southbourne after a long walk around hengisbury head. Absolutely loved it , great staff & excellent beers, wine & gin . Really friendly staff and dog friendly & totally different a pub with no bar ! Wish we lived nearer...More
Visited with friends while cycling back to Mudeford from Bournemouth Airshow. Stayed longer than intended, then only made it as far as their other bar in Christchurch for more of the same! Having beer waiters instead of bartenders works well, and contributes to the focus...More
It's so hard to describe the Wight Bear, you really have to visit to understand. The ales and ciders are just brilliant and the wines and spirits are amazing and locally produced. The atmosphere is fantastic, always a very sociable place. The owners are local...More
Like your real ales and good craic/conversation.. that's how I experienced it. My other half is not a real ale fan but a glass of rose' usually did the trick (other options were available)
If you don't mind standing, then no probs - but you...More
I love the concept, great beers and standing service! You don't queue at the bar, they come to you. A big board with all the beers clearly explained, great if you forgot your reading glasses! And staff who know what they are talking about.