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Part of a small and impressive collection of fine quality inns, this delightful village pub offers the best traditional hospitality with an impressive range of dishes served throughout the day and evening. The bedrooms and bathrooms provide plenty of quality and comfort with sumptuous beds and bedding, and modern, spacious showers. All this, along with a well-chosen selection of ales and wines, will ensure a very relaxing stay.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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5 Silver Star Award: Highly recommended
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Dinner Award

Traditional inn, good food and stylish, modern bedrooms

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- AA Inspector
The Bear & Swan
13 South Parade, CHEW MAGNA, Bristol, BS40 8PR
Phone : 01275 331100

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 4
  • Family bedrooms: 1
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About The area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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