“The Wight Bear, a thread of the southbourne community fabric"

Do you remember what a pub used to be about?

A couple of quiet drinks after work or on a weekend, maybe with friends, or maybe on your own as the chances are you’ll get chatting to another local doing the same?

Yeah we missed that too.

That's why we decided to open The Wight Bear.

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One way to tell if we are open is to check our window blinds - If they're up then we're probably open, down and we are closed. For those that like things to be a little more precise, here's our official times...


MONDAY: 4pm - 10.30pm.

TUESDAY: Midday - 11pm.

WEDNESDAY: Midday - 11pm.

THURSDAY: Midday - 11pm.

FRIDAY: Midday - 12am.

SATURDAY: Midday - 12am.

SUNDAY: Midday - 10.30pm.


We are sorry but our licence does not permit ANYONE under the age of 18 on our premises, at any time.

(We will also ask for proof of age from anyone fortunate enough to look young so please take it as a compliment if we ask you).

We are on the other hand, we allow dogs of any age inside our Bear BUT they must be quiet and well behaved (which will be rewarded with a dog biscuit). We also ask that you please keep the lead on when inside a Bear.

There’s a bowl of water for your furry friend and also, please be aware that if the pub is particularly busy or of they are noisy then we may ask for them to wait for you outside.