The Bear Inn
A small pub nestled in the historic Shropshire countryside. As well as serving traditional cask ales next to roaring log fires there is a restaurant boasting an inspiring menu with all ingredients sourced locally and cooked and prepared in-house. Upstairs is a function room about to hold 60 seated and up to 100 standing and 7 en-suite guest bedrooms.
Located conviniently in the triangle between Market Drayton, Whitchurch, and Shrewsbury only minutes from the A41 and the A49 and 20 minutes from the M6. We are a small pub nestled in the historic Shropshire countryside as well as a traditional bar with roaring log fires we have a restaurant boasting an inspiring menu with all ingredients sourced locally and prepared in-house. Upstairs there are 7 newly-refurbished guest bedrooms and a striking grand 16th century hall ideal for a variety of functions.
The bedrooms all contain their own coffee/tea making facilities as well as wall-mounted flat screen TVs with freeview and DVD player built-in. Guests can unwind in 'The Lounge' with its own fire and complimentary newspapers and have a drink (or two) from the bar. Room prices include breakfast we offer a full English breakfast or cereals.
There is also free WI-FI. The building has many enchanting secrets such as the former Bear Pit with secret passageways leading to the village church and Hodnet Hall. Hodnet derives from the ancient Welsh phrase 'hawdd nant' meaning 'pleasant valley' and the surrounding countryside reflects this magnificently.
The Bear provides an ideal homely base to explore these magical settings with Hodnet Gardens located only across the road, Hawkstone Hall and its Follies a 5 minute drive away. For the more active there are several renowned golf courses nearby as well as The Midlands Shooting grounds.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Hodnet area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Hodnet Hall - 0.2 miles (Garden)
Wollerton Old Hall Garden - 1.2 miles (Garden)
Moreton Corbet Castle - 4.4 miles (Historic House)
Adderley, St Peter's Church - 7.9 miles (Historic Church)
Battlefield, St Mary's Church - 8.9 miles (Historic Church)
Preston Gubbals, St Martin's Church - 9.1 miles (Historic Church)
Haughmond Abbey - 9.2 miles (Abbey)
Talbot Chapel - 9.6 miles (Historic Church)
Sunnycroft - 11 miles (Historic Building)
Lilleshall Abbey - 11.7 miles (Abbey)
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