Bear Hotel, Havant
Open Today: 7:00am - 11:00pm

about our hotel

Once the stomping ground of queens, prime ministers and presidents, the Bear Hotel, Havant is a historic 18th century hotel and the ideal place to relax in rural Hampshire.


Top-notch amenities to make sure you have a great time. Here’s what you can expect when you visit The Bear Hotel:

  • Beer Garden
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Double Rooms

what makes us special

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Useful Information

  • Check in from2pm
  • Check out by11am
  • Breakfast served7am — 11am Monday to Friday
  • Breakfast served7am — 12pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Evening meals served until9pm Monday — Saturday
  • Evening meals served until8:30pm on Sundays
  • Reception7am to 10pm
  • Havant train station1 mile
  • Southampton Airport22 miles

A little bit of history

Known for its history and its 18th century architecture, you'll receive a warm welcome when you arrive at the Bear Hotel. Just a short walk from Havant town centre and perfectly located for the nearby South Downs, it's the ideal base from which to explore your surroundings.

The corridors and the rooms at the Bear Hotel are packed with history. Historically frequented by royalty (including Queen Victoria), prime ministers such as Winston Churchill and even President Eisenhower in the Second World War, it's a hotel worthy of such esteemed guests. With such heritage and traditional settings, the Bear Hotel makes the ideal venue to celebrate special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and landmark birthdays.

Today, you can enjoy a sleep fit for a president in one of the hotel’s 42 bedrooms. Your four-legged friend can also get the presidential treatment in one of the hotel’s dog friendly rooms as well. Plus, you’ll find all the mod cons you need for an enjoyable stay – from an en-suite bathroom to free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities.

You'll find a car park on site if you're driving, whilst Havant train station is under 1 mile away and Southampton Airport just 22 miles away. The hotel is ideally located for Southampton and Portsmouth as well as to explore some of the south coast's best beaches. Hopping on the ferry to the Isle of Wight is super simple, and the hotel is just a 12-minute drive from the cross-channel ferry terminal at Portsmouth.

Relax in a classic pub setting

After a long day exploring the local area, head to the traditional bar and restaurant to enjoy a hearty selection of pub classics from the menu. Choose from sizzling steaks, succulent burgers to lighter bites, plus a range of fine wines and real ales. And in the morning, you can wake with a tasty Full English or continental breakfast to set you up for the day ahead.

This is a dog friendly hotel. There is limited availability on our rooms for dogs and are offered on a first come, first served basis. All bookings with dogs must be pre-booked - please contact the hotel directly or call 0345 608 040 to check availability and to complete your booking. A £10 dog charge per night applies. 

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Book direct with us now and enjoy 20% off lunch and dinner at our hotel restaurant throughout your stay. T&Cs apply.

Please note we can only accept bookings for the same day until 9pm to ensure our teams have time to prepare for your arrival.


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