Welcome to the Purbeck Live Laugh Love Ladies Club held at The Bear, South St, Wareham.

I am super excited to welcome you to our club, held in the heart of Wareham.  We will offer you a very clean and cosy space with wonderful events and inspiring speakers.  Where you can socialise with ladies who love to chat, laugh and meet in a very comfortable and safe environment.  This is a social club for ladies, in addition we also offer one off special events throughout the year.  

If you are new to the area, would like to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a fun social evening in a lovely clean venue with wonderfully tasty hot food then this is the club for you.  Everyone receives a free raffle ticket on the evening.

*PRE-BOOKING* is essential.  Please inform us of any *DIETARY REQUIREMENTS* at the payment screen.

The Bear Wareham is a quirky cosy Inn, in the heart of the historic market town of Wareham situated within the beautiful isle of Purbecks. The Bear marries 18th century charm with modern day luxury.  Boutique and stylish rooms, hearty food, fabulous home-made cakes, artisan coffees, local brews and cocktails, breakfasts, brunch, lunches & much more!

There are lots of parking either on the street, by the quay or behind Sainsbury’s opposite the venue. 

All street parking and car parks in Wareham are FREE after 6pm all year round.  Parking is 1-3 minutes walk to The Bear.

A few parking locations and postcodes:

St John’s Hill & Church Green, BH20 4LZ

The Quay, BH20 4LP

Connegar Lane, BH20 4NQ

Stetche Road, BH20 4QJ

Upcoming Events

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 Tues 30 January 7pm-9pm-The Grown Women’s Guide to Ageless Beauty - (Hot meal included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 30th of January 2024
Premium member price £16.00/ticket

Come and meet Deborah Clayton
Founder and Aesthetic Facialist of NU:FACE Aesthetics.

Renowned for unrivalled client care and meticulous attention to detail, Debbie Clayton is one of the leading skincare experts in Dorset.

Rest assured, no matter what your age, it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. If you've never followed an established skincare routine, it may feel a bit daunting.  Maybe you have got a routine and simply don’t feel your products are working like they used to.  

Deborah Clayton is a Multi-Award Winning Skin Specialist and owner of the highly acclaimed Dorset based Skin Clinic NU:FACE AESTHETICS, as well as being the Founder of Deborah Clayton Apothecary Skincare and Supplements.

Spend a fun and informative evening, with Deborah, where she will be sharing information and helpful tips on looking after the biggest organ we have, our skin and more importantly our face. You’ll also have the chance to have a little pamper and do a mini facial on yourself too under guidance from Deborah herself. 

So come along and learn the secrets to looking good and feeling ageless.

Booking is essential.  Please state any dietary requirements which will be catered for. Caroline is looking forward to welcoming you to the Wareham club evening and the first of many fabulous events ahead in 2024!


Capacity : 30
Remaining : 23

 Tues 27 February 7pm-9pm-Send a Gunboat! - (Hot meal included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 27th of February 2024
Premium member price £16.00/ticket

A very interesting talk by local author and historian Kevin Patience on the activities of the Royal Navy on the East African coast between 1870 and 1896 with a Dorset connection. 

During the 19th century the island of Zanzibar was the centre of the Arab slave trade and following British pressure the slave market closed in 1873. But that was not the end, and the Royal Navy were tasked with bringing this trade in human misery to an end now it had moved to the neighbouring island of Pemba.  Royal Navy sail and steam gunboats were stationed at Zanzibar and patrolled the coast chasing slave dhows and releasing slaves in Mombasa. 

On the Kenya coast there were at least four uprisings between 1890 and 1896 which led to the Admiralty signal 'Send a Gunboat'. A sign they meant business! Gunboats were extremely versatile vessels of around 1,000 tons whose job was keeping the peace and supporting the occasional expedition ashore.  While the death of the Sultan in Zanzibar in August 1896 saw the Royal Navy engaged in the Shortest War in History that lasted just 45 minutes when they destroyed the seafront palace and harem.

Kevin tells these stories together with his discovery and research of a forgotten naval grave in Pemba with a Dorset connection dating back to 1887 and meeting a present day descendant.

Booking is essential.  Please state any dietary requirements which will be catered for.  Caroline is looking forward to welcoming you to the Wareham club evening.

Capacity : 30
Remaining : 24

 Tues 26 March 7pm-9pm-Save the date-Please check back for further updates, speaker is being finalised-(Hot meal included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 26th of March 2024
Premium member price £16.00/ticket

Capacity : 30
Remaining : 28

 LLLL Christmas Party-Special Event. 7 Dec. Cumberland Hotel 7pm-Midnight. THIS IS NOT SOLD OUT.

Thu 7th of December 2023
Premium member price £45.00/ticket


Welcome Drink, 3 Course Meal, Coffee & Mints, Music and Dancing and a Raffle



We are so excited to announce that this December we are hosting a Christmas Party and YOU are invited!! The Christmas Party is for ladies from all of our clubs and their (female) guests (that’s Members and non-members alike). 


This year’s party will be held at the beautiful Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth as follows:


Date                            Thursday 7th December 2023

Time                            7pm till midnight

Location:                     The Ballroom at the Cumberland Hotel

                                    27 East Overcliff Drive, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 3AFT

Tickets:                        Premium Members  £49    Non-Members / Guests £55       


Includes:                     Welcome Drink, 3 Course Meal, Coffee & Mints, Music and Dancing, Raffle!


We have had some super fun Christmas parties in the past as I’m sure many of you will recall, and this year we are looking forward to a fabulous event, we always have such fun when we are all together.


If you should require accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy an overnight stay, we have negotiated some excellent rates with the hotel as follows:


Double room for double (or single) occupancy including breakfast £55 per room

Single room for single occupancy including breakfast £40 per room


To book your spot please email  me  to let me know, along with the names of any guests that you are bringing.

Let me know your 3 menu choices from the attached menu (and those of your guests) and any dietary restrictions for you or members of your party


Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup (VG) (GF available) Fresh Herbs & Toasted Croutons
Duck & Orange Liver Parfait (
GF available)

Apricot & Cranberry Chutney, Sourdough Toast, Petite Salad

Duo of Smoked Mackerel & Trout Fish Rillettes

Seasonal Leaves, Cherry Tomato, Dill & Lemon Crème Fraiche

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad (GF, VG)
Red Onion, Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Coriander & Mint Yogurt

Pineapple Carpaccio (GF, VG)
Seasonal Fruit, Mango Sorbet



Traditional Roast Turkey Breast (GF & DF available)

Pigs in Blanket, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Chef’s Pan Gravy

           Roast Scottish Rib Eye of Beef (GF)

Rosemary & Garlic Jus
Baked Vegetable Ratatouille (GF, DF, VG)
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Provencal Tomato Sauce

Chef’s Baked Nut Roast (VG)
Roasties, Seasonal Vegetables, Cranberry & Red Currant Jus


(All served with Crispy Roasties & Seasonal Vegetables)



Luxury Christmas Pudding (GF & VG available)

Brandy & Nutmeg Sauce
Lemon & Passion Fruit Cheesecake
Mango Coulis
Coffee & Baileys Panna Cotta (GF)
Vanilla Cream, Hazelnut
Salted Caramel Chocolate Panna Cotta (GF, VG)

Toasted Coconut, Salted Caramel Sauce, Seasonal Berries

Pear & Date Pudding (GF, VG)
Butterscotch Sauce, Pouring Cream

Capacity : 100
The Bear Wareham
14 South Street
BH20 4LT

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