Honest, tasty food and real craft ales



At The Bear, we serve honest home cooking – we make the kind of food we want to eat.

Our menu reflects what our pub is about. We serve up generous portions of fresh, traditional dishes served in surroundings only a real pub can offer. Here’s our current menu.

The Freshest Local Produce

We use as many local suppliers as possible showing off the best of Somerset’s produce. Such as: Tim Potters butchers, Wellington, The Larder, Wiveliscombe, Thornes Butchers, Wiveliscombe, Heal Farm Meats, South Molton, Gundenham Dairy, Wellington, Tracebridge Fermenteria, Frank’s Fish, and Ray’s Veg.

Cask Ales

We are extremely proud of our Good Beer Guide entry. Our real ale selection is constantly changing alongside our regular offerings of Otter Bitter and our own Black Bear products. Come and try this week’s selection of local ales and craft products from around the South West and further afield.

Stunning Location

We’re in Wiveliscombe, on the edge of Exmoor, a perfect stop for ramblers and outdoor sports people too. We’re also surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills. Wiveliscombe has a vibrant and thriving working community – we’re proud to be called their ‘local.’

Your hosts, Millie Spurr and Jon Coward

Your hosts, Millie Spurr and Jon Coward

Venue Hire

Our newly refurbished, Bear Inn Skittle Alley is heated and ready for hire. We’ve retained the old wooden floors and by day it’s flooded with natural light.

It’s the perfect venue for your gathering as it can be arranged for any occasion. We cater for clubs, parties, wine and gin tasting, exhibitions, private dining and tasting events, coffee mornings, fund raisers etc.

We do not charge for hire and will help you make the space perfect for your occasion.

To book or to reserve a date ring 01984 623537 or email us.


The Bear Inn
8-10, North Street, Wiveliscombe
Taunton TA4 2JY

Tel 01984 623537