Italian Restaurant with accommodation just outside of Wantage in the quiet and pretty village of East Hanney.
We have 13 ensuite rooms pricing from £60.00 for a Single Room and from £80.00 for a Double Room.
Rooms needing extra beds from £20.00.
Award winning Indian Cuisine
Chef’s Special Four Course Set Meals
£15.95 per person
Banquet Night, every Sunday 6pm to 10.30pm £12.95 per person
Special Sunday Family Buffet
Help yourself to as much as you like Adult £8.95 Child £6.95
Serving travellers and locals since the 16th Century
The history of The Bear at Wantage is a long tale to tell, even though it doesn’t quite go back as far as King Alfred’s days, who was born in Wantage in AD 847.
Suffice to say, as the town’s largest hotel it has overlooked the historic market place for nearly 500 years, and in that time has been a staging point for thousands of weary travellers – as well as those wanting to fill up on great food and superb ales in sumptuous surroundings.
Today, after being purchased by Arkell’s and run by your hosts Jo and Keith, The Bear is back to its best, providing the perfect venue for a relaxing stop-over, quick lunch or special dining experience.
We cater for Weddings, Christenings, Special (or not so special) Birthdays in fact any large, or small, party and all geared to your needs rather than set menus with no flexibility!
The Bear offers everything you would expect from a modern hotel and bar – and more.
The Royal Oak Wantage, is a traditional town pub located 5 minutes walk from the town’s market place. Here you will find the ideal combination of a superb range of perfectly kept ales and an extremely friendly environment.
REAL ALES\n\nWe pride ourselves on having ten real ales in prime condition on handpump at any time and normally six real ciders. We prefer to keep our suppliers local whenever we can as we have great relationships with many local breweries and cider producers; often we get something a little bit out of the ordinary if they are trying out new ideas!\n\nRESTAURANT\n\nOpen 12.00 – 14.30 and 19.00 – 21.30 every day except Monday and Tuesday, when we close at 21.00. On Fridays we take bookings only for diners eating between 18.30 – 19.30; the tables have to be clear for 20:30 as they will be used by our folk musicians. We are closed all day Wednesday.\n\nMUSIC and DANCE\n\nWe often have live Folk Music being played in the Pub, especially on Friday evenings when we have a group of talented local musicians meeting together from 20:30 onwards. On the second Sunday of the month there is a “slow session” from 15:30 until 18:00. We always welcome our friends at Ashnah Tribal & Bellydance and Icknield Way Morris Men!\n\nMESSAGE FROM PETER\n\nI am now in my second year in “The Mutton” thanks to the tremendous support that I continue to have from many loyal customers, many of whom I count as friends. The next year will also be challenging in current trading conditions, but I plan to have the accommodation complete in the Spring and finally start work on the brewery!\n\nThank you all for your custom, your companionship, your humour – and your patience.
The Greyhound Inn is an 18th century free house in a pretty village within the Vale of the White Horse, close to the Ridgeway Path. We hope you find us a great example of a proper village pub, where our community comes together and visitors are made very welcome.\n\nWe are proud of our real ales, and boast four constantly changing hand pumps, from local suppliers and the best of the UK. We are also passionate about food, and our award-winning chef Phil Currie and his team cook delicious homemade dishes. We have an a la carte menu, a specials board with pub classics, and at lunchtimes, soups and sandwiches.\n\nOutside we have a large garden and plenty of parking, for cars, cycles and horses!\n\nUpstairs we have eight lovely bedrooms, with luxury handmade beds for a restful sleep, and an amazing breakfast to start the next day with.