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The Wight Bear Ale House Micropub

65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England
+44 1202 433733
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Great dog friendly bar

Stumbled on this place in Southbourne after a long walk around hengisbury head. Absolutely loved it... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
steveissy
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Genuine alternative to corporate blandness

Visited with friends while cycling back to Mudeford from Bournemouth Airshow. Stayed longer than... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Patrick E
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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...
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“micro pub” (7 reviews)
“scotch egg” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England
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+44 1202 433733
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Patrick E
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Helenk1978
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

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

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

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. Options...More

Thank JamesMc87
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We really like this gem of a place, with such a novel idea, as to being served, rather than having to queue up at a bar. Makes for a very refreshing change! The staff are always knowledgeable, willing, helpful and happy to advise on the...More

Thank Richard O
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

A wonderful place to sup on fabulous flavours beer or cider the list is extensive - peaceful (no tech allowed) its a civilised sup in a traditional manner - well worth a visit or two or even three

Thank weller_katrina
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Friends of ours live up the road from this place and when staying with them we walked up for a drink. The experience is different but good. There is a board of beers and wines etc on the wall when you go in. Butchers tables...More

Thank Hotnsweaty
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is an amazing place to experience. Good selection of local beers, ciders and spirits. Everyone is friendly, so easy to make new friends.

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Don't really understand these little pubs popping up all over the place.. I guess it's to some peoples liking but certainly not mine..

Thank phil198034
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