Welcome to the Purbecks Live Laugh Love Ladies Club at The Bear, Wareham.

I am super excited to welcoming you to our club, held in the heart of Wareham.  We will offer you a very clean covid safe 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.

*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 is lots of parking either on the street, by the quay or behind Sainsbury’s.  All street parking and car parks in Wareham are FREE after 6pm all year round.  Parking is 2-3 minutes’ walk to The Bear.

A few parking locations and postcodes for ease:

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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 Sunday 17 July 10am-11.30am Champagne Breakfast (Hot meal & drinks included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 26th of April 2022
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

Join us for the exciting launch of Live Laugh Love Ladies Club in Wareham.

Introducing Kyle Hiener General Manager and Hospitality Entrepreneur of The Bear. 

Kyle will share stories of the amazing recent refurbishment and history of this beautiful 18th century coaching inn and a few stories it holds within the walls! 

Aswell as sharing some of The Bear's future.

Kyle will talk about his journey from South Africa to the UK winning awards and accolades along the way within the hospitality industry. 

We will also be joined by the founder of The Live Laugh Love Ladies Club Michelle Bartlett who will talk to you about the benefits of the club and share a little about the club’s history so far.

Capacity : 40
Sun 17th of July 2022
Premium member price £17.00/ticket

What better way to spend a Sunday morning.

Join us for a lovely champagne breakfast at The Bear at 10am.

There will be champagne and fresh pastries on arrival followed by a freshly cooked full English breakfast with all the trimmings including toast and fresh fruit juice.  Including vegan/vegetarian choices.

This is a special event on top of our monthly evening events which will provide a lovely relaxing chilled Sunday morning get together.  There will also be a raffle.  

Afterwards we can take a stroll along the Wareham river to walk it off.

Booking essential. Please state any dietary requirements. 

I can't wait to see you.

Capacity : 35
Remaining : 35

 Tues 24 May 7pm-9pm The history of the Rex-an art deco community cinema (Hot meal & drinks included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 24th of May 2022
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

Join us for an interesting talk of the history of Wareham's local community cinema The Rex.

A beautiful art deco cinema.  

Originally the Oddfellows Hall, built in 1889, the building that houses The Rex provided various entertainments, including travelling theatre shows, banquets, concerts, and much more!

David Evans, the chair of The Rex Trustees will share with us on the history of The Rex, current achievements and challenges. Also joined by the manager Trez.

They will share about the ‘Friends of the Rex’ and how to become a part of their family of supporters and enjoy great movies in an art deco cinema. 

Booking essential.  I can't wait to see you.

Capacity : 35
Remaining : 15

 Tues 28 June 7pm-9pm Meet Paul from Dorset Search & Rescue. From ''Hill to High Water'' (Hot meal & drinks included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 28th of June 2022
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

Meet Paul one of the hard working volunteers who search for missing people all over Dorset. 

Surveyor by day and missing people searcher by night!

Paul loves getting dirty in the woods at night with the other DorSAR volunteers, quite often climbing through swamps of mud on his hands and knees. 

From Hill to High Water they search for that missing person. Dorset Search & Rescue is a team of highly trained volunteers who work with the Police, Coastguard and other emergency services in the search, rescue or recovery of High Risk and Vulnerable missing persons.  Paul will share with us their aims and a few stories, although he will be a little restricted in revealing too much information about certain searches, as they are governed in part by Dorset Police.

Booking essential.  I can't wait to see you.

Capacity : 35
Remaining : 30

 Tues 26 July 7pm-9pm The Town Crier and what Jacquie does best (Hot meal & drinks included) *Click for info and booking*

Tue 26th of July 2022
Premium member price £14.00/ticket

Come and join us to meet the one and only Wareham Town Crier.  Jacquie will share her story and the insights of life as a Town Crier.

Jacquie can sometimes be seen in the centre of town, and at the market on the Quay, on a Saturday morning. Jacquie has also accompanied the Wareham Mayors during the Beating of the Bounds, an ancient tradition between Wareham and Poole in making sure we understand the 'bounds' of our areas visiting the markers around Poole Harbour.

Jacquie is always seen greeting guests at the Mayor's various charity events.
Her duties include many civic duties during the year, which includes the Civic Parade, Mayor Making, Mayor’s Reception and Christmas Party, and Remembrance Day parade.

Jacquie enters into Town Crier competitions around the South and abroad, promoting Wareham and the surrounding area. She has come first at Melksham, and had a creditable equal third at Lyme Regis, and a second at Ilminster. The judging criteria includes volume, clarity, inflection and diction.

She runs the annual Wareham Town Criers’ competition on the green by the river on the second Saturday of July, when many criers visit our lovely town, and make a very colourful addition to the atmosphere.

Booking essential.  I can't wait to see you.

Capacity : 35
Remaining : 35
The Bear Wareham
14 South Street
BH20 4LT

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