A wonderful atmospheric pub dating from 1528 The Bear is bursting with character. Flagstone floors, natural wood and open fires all add to its unique atmosphere.
The pub, in the small village of Alderwasley, is set in an idyllic part of the Derbyshire countryside. Well kept local and guest ales (Fullers Bengal Lancer when we visited) are always available.
We didn't stay there
We also didn’t eat there but the menu looked interesting. Very welcoming and helpful staff.
- 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 Hotel Belper
- The Bear Inn And Hotel
- The Bear Inn & Hotel Belper, Derbyshire