This is a real old fashioned pub and very cosy with log fires. The food is second to none. Real home made food and very tasty. You have to wait a while but isn't that a sign of freshly made food. You get far too much but some how manage to finish it. Most of us even had pudding which was again very good. Service was excellent. The only drawback were the toilets which could do with updating and a fresh lick of paint. It's probably best to book at the weekend as it appeared very busy. I would recommend this pub to anyone who likes the atmosphere of days gone by and good wholesome food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The earliest reference to a building here is 1528 – this would have been a parlour, hall, buttery, dairy, and kitchen. In 1690, the building became the property of the Hurt family, which then became an alehouse and soon after known as the Olde Brown Bear Inn. The Bear Inn, as it became known by 1735, lay on the Birmingham-Derby-Chesterfield-Sheffield turnpike road…..by 1764 it had become a prominent coaching Inn. The names and dates of all Innkeepers and owners from 1735 – 2008 is listed in the entrance hall of the Bear. Just standing beneath the beams of this fine English country Inn invites history to wash over you – sampling a pint or two of fine English ale helps the process! The fame of The Bear has spread across various counties and continents in recent years, mainly as a Gastro pub of note, a hotel, carvery & real ale venue. Real Food, Real Ale, Real People, Real Derbyshire – can be completed with Real History. The Bear can truly boast to be one of Derbyshire’s oldest & most renowned Inn & Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bear Inn And Hotel
- The Bear Hotel Belper
- The Bear Inn & Hotel Belper, Derbyshire