We returned to the Hugging Bear Inn after a couple visits over 20 years ago. It is still a wonderful quaint bed & breakfast in a lovely little town. Georgette, the innkeeper for all these years, greeted us with a smile and hug. Little has changed in all these years. They are a family friendly hotel, although we were visiting for our 25th anniversary. There are various rooms to choose from each with different types of bed choices all with teddy bears. We were in the Tower Room which is small but charming with a private small bath. The breakfasts were delicious – Georgette is a wonderful cook – we love her apple pancakes. She is very knowledgeable about the area and was able to give recommendations of places to shop and eat. We enjoyed the inn and teddy bear shop attached. There is also an art gallery in the carriage house. We enjoyed meeting Laura, Scott and Fiona – Georgette’s family and innkeepers as well, or in Fiona’s case, Jr. Innkeeper and greeter. Chester is a lovely town and is only 30 minutes or so from Manchester where we spent a day shopping as well. Visiting the Hugging Bear is like going home. I’m sure we will be back again.
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