The Old Bear Inn is a friendly local pub conveniently located in delightful Cricklade, the first town on the Thames and close to all the local amenities that the Cotswolds and Swindon have to offer. br / br / br / br / The accommodation is located in a converted barn. For breakfast, you can have a traditional English, continental or vegetarian breakfast upon request. All breakfasts come with handcrafted artisan bread. br / br / br / br / The car park is located at the rear of the pub. There is also a courtyard where you will be able sit and enjoy the weather during the summer months. br / br / br / br / Cricklade is a small historic 9th century Saxon town, lying just outside the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty , and is the only Wiltshire town situated on the banks of the River Thames. br / br / br / br / Cricklade is surrounded by lovely countryside and is ideal for walking, riding and cycling. At the north of the town is North Meadow, now a National Nature Reserve, and home to the rare Snakeshead Fritillary which flower in April. br / br / br / br / The town is at the southern gateway to the Cotswold Water Park which offers activities including sailing, water/jet skiing, fishing and bird watching.