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Alfreton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned visit with hubby and his family for Sunday lunch treat. It was packed to the rafters. A very popular place unsurprisingly. The car very is fabulous. You won't get better. Remember to book a table tho or you'll be disappointed.

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Nottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Bear as a halfway point of a walk. They had landlord and Jaipur on tap which was more than adequate for us! Landlord was poured out of a jug too which is really quirky and arguably how it should be poured! Food was great for pub food with big portions! The character of the place is fantastic...there...

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Beverley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from a nearby rented cottage. I think you appreciate a pub so much more if you have walked there. They had Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery, which was excellent. We chose food from the specials board, Burgers, small fish and chips and a gammon. All very good. The views from the rear of the pub towards Derbyshire...

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Belper, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Staff were extremely well organised and attentive and lovely and friendly. Location was country pub with great views. I would definitely recommend if you want to go out to a place where there is atmosphere.

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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Wow.... Visited here today and was very impressed for someone who doesn't like carvery . Five meats all cooked to perfection and lots of quality sides too. Decent pint of bass and reasonably priced too.

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1Thank Chapo1973
England
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes the older part of the pub is olde worlde but for me that adds to the charm - it has been there for hundreds of years at the end of the day. The service wasn't the best but it was fine and good enough. The carvery though was the best I've ever had. I have never seen a meat...

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1Thank jjc978
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 29, 2016

A four mile trip took an age, because the place doesn't exist in Sat-Nav world. However, that and a slightly anarchic food ordering system shouldn't put you off sampling this delight! Food cooked wonderfully. Chef offers joints cooked rare,medium and well-done. A little shy of £14:00 for a three course meal! Will return!

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1Thank pete j
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late after visiting the Midlands railway (yawn) but son and hubby loved it. Staff really friendly and accommodated us on another table. The carvery is impressive, biggest ribs of beef I've ever seen, Turkey, lamb and gammon. Good roasties and Yorkshires and good selection of vegetables. Very busy and clearly popular with the locals. Delicious and huge portion...

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1Thank Claire Q
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

8 of us went for Sunday lunch, the food was amazing on the carvery. The meat was beautiful and plentiful. I would definitely recommend Sunday lunch. The place is quirky and some areas of the pub are warmer than others. We sat in the main bar which was lovely however there were seats in the corridor which would be lovely...

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1Thank Liam C
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten lunch here a couple of times but oh dear this place is really deteriorating. Our meal was boring, one gammon, one lasagna, tired salad, oven chips and no offer of sauce or dressing. My coffee was tasteless and Luke warm. Won't be returning and for a pub this remote they need to do something about the decor...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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.  ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bear Inn & Hotel

Address: Belper Road | Alderwasley, Belper DE56 2RD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Belper
Price Range: $65 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Inn & Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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