The Bear Inn
“Stylish ex-coaching inn offering flavourful cooking” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Once a coaching inn dating from the 16th-century, the Bear retains many original features including exposed beams and wall timbering, all enhanced by imported, aged Indian floor tiling. Stylish decor and eclectic original art is matched by period furnishing and artefacts. The menu is essentially modern British with international influences, and great emphasis is placed on flavour balance and presentation.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Closed: Sunday, Monday, First week January
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.
Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world.
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