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The Bear Inn & Hotel

Belper Road | Alderwasley, Belper DE56 2RD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to my trip to this charming coach Inn but unfortunately it fell short of the perfect Sunday Lunch. The beer was disappointing one pump was off the bass was been served out of the barrel ? and the Jaipur was not at it's best. I booked a table but was shown into the large dining hall... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate at the Bear on a Friday evening. A cute, authentic and cosy country pub but one which appears to have seen better days! The menu was a strange mix and over priced. We shared starters of deep fried brie (nice) and pâté (warm and not in a good way). We both opted for the Bear's... More 

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here one night whilst in the peak district, it happened to be valentines night and on booking they told us that if we wanted to eat in their restaurant we would have to book a table and the only table available was 6 oclock. As we do not know the area and suspected that any... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Bear has always been a good choice for us in the past for a pleasant, simple night out. However the recent (Valentines) night out probably means we won't be heading back any time soon. Previously we have always enjoyed a simple 'Pub' night out - good beer, decent pub food and simple, clean, comfortable eclectic rooms to crash out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I visited here on recommendation. I have to say its the best Carvery I have ever been to with a wider selection of roasts and more vegetable and condiment selections. Im visiting again for my birthday meal. Also the staff were really friendly.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for New Year's Eve with some friends of ours who had stayed previously. The pub itself is very quaint and the staff were friendly during the evening. However the room and bathroom were absolutely Baltic! I had read previous reviews stating this but didn't realise it would be quite that cold. We found a heater in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fab pub grub and lovely restaurant food too so take your prick, great beers, real fires and lovely rooms in the hotel. A special place to stay for a weekend away, and Wirksworth is definitely worth a visit as is Carsington Water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I took my wife, son and his partner to The Bear for lunch on Boxing Day. The place was buzzing with a fire blazing and everyone obviously happy to be there. The carvery lunch was superb with the Roast Lamb perfectly cooked. Elmer served us and was most friendly and helpful. The bar had a good range of beers and... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Quirky hotel/pub, originally a coaching house but we had a great 3 night stay. Absolutely no urban light. Pitch black at night! Friendly staff. Breakfast excellent and freshly cooked to order. They do evening meals as well but we were too busy seeing the sights to fit them in! Out in the wilds of no-where but wouldn't have changed it.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago and were pleased to see that the usual high standards of welcome, atmosphere and particularly the food were all just as good as our last visit. The pub is a sympathetic blend of the original building with a log fire and lots of alcoves with tables and a larger open... More 

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