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The Bear Inn & Hotel

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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. 
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Literally the best carvery in Derbyshire in my opinion. I’m very fussy about carvery because I always think nothing beats your own Sunday roast, but we’ve become frequent visitors on Sundays and can’t fault the selection, service or cleanliness. Even get a pack of dog bits which
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We only came here for a Sunday carvery so cant comment on the bedrooms and actually didnt realise they had any until writing this review. Its a great little building with lots of character. Im not really a fan of carvery and prefer my roast homemade but this was lovely and
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Response from Bear A, Manager at The Bear Inn & Hotel
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Thankyou for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your carvery with us. We did have a member of bar staff off ill on Sunday so that is probably why it seemed busier at the bar. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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We recently visited for a Sunday carvery as a family (7 of us). We all paid for 2 courses and drinks. Food was lovely as always. Went to order our puddings, unfortunately we were served by a new bar maid and wasn’t given a reciept only a card machine receipt. Therefore the
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Firstly I came here having read bad reviews. Do not come here expecting 5 star luxury. It’s a 18th century beautiful building that has small bedrooms, low ceilings and bag fulls of character. We came here as a group of 6 to stay for my partners birthday. We stayed all
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Response from Bear A, Manager at The Bear Inn & Hotel
Responded Feb 6, 2019
Thankyou for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Bear and hope to see you all again very soon. Thanks
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Just been today and it was excellent. As much meat as you fancy and fill up with the rest 😃 The chef carving the meat has a cracking personality that would make you visit again. The price is spot on for the amount and quality of the meal. We will definitely be returning in the
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Mold in shower and window sills and broken shower head
The bedroom carpet 03
Plastic Flower Arrangement
Mold in shower and window sills and broken shower head
Mold in shower and window sills and broken shower head
"We did not stay in the hotel, just went for a meal"
"Some are room only some B and B"
"I don't know we ate there"
"Don't stay."
"We initially had room 4 but on the return journey were allocated room 8. Both equally as pleasant and clean as each other,"
$81 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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