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The Bear Inn & Hotel

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Overview
Belper Road Alderwasley, Belper DE56 2RD England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pool
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for Sunday lunch and we weren’t disappointed! Excellent service, polite staff and most delicious food. Love that the carvery has a range of meats, cooked in various ways, medium, rare and well done. Huge range of vegetables, including cauliflower cheese with...More

Thank Lisa W
Response from Bear A, Manager at The Bear Inn & HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou very much for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our carvery and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't visited the bear for some years now so decided to go back and try as always enjoyed our food. We got given a table beyond the carvery and it was a tight squeeze. With other people sitting at their tables too. It was...More

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Response from Bear A, Manager at The Bear Inn & HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear 'Cruiser803677' Firstly I will describe our carvery, every type of meat. Beef (cooked rare, medium or well-done) Lamb (medium or well-done) gammon, pork and turkey. we have every type of vegetable you can think of including cauliflower cheese, cabbage, peas, green beans, carrots etc....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly this place has become very busy again so you need to book in advance for Sunday lunch. The choice of roast meats can’t be faulted and there is a great selection of freshly cooked veg, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding etc, all very nicely cooked. The...More

Thank Mandy B
Response from Bear A, Owner at The Bear Inn & HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this Inn is a tardis. Room after room of low ceilings...original beams...wooden floors...mix matched furniture....this Inn is 17th century and is amazing. HOWEVER....please visit for the carvery...the most tasty roast I've had that's not my own.... you can't pass this place by. Trust me...More

Thank Macur
Response from Bear A, Owner at The Bear Inn & HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Keith.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

not a good experience. could not swing a cat without a tail in this room without it hitting a wall. no chair to sit on, no shelf in the shower room (had to keep towels on the floor. no chair to sit on, one coat...More

Thank robertford1956
Response from Bear A, Owner at The Bear Inn & HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Sir, You are the most arrogant and rude customer we have ever had stay here. You called us at the very last minute for a room that you needed the same day, we are a busy hotel we were fully booked with just the one...More

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Description
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 More 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.  Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$ 70 - US$ 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Bear Hotel Belper
,
The Bear Inn And Hotel
Location
United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Belper
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$ 70 - US$ 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Bear Hotel Belper
,
The Bear Inn And Hotel
Location
United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Belper
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Dining (4)
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"Some are room only some B and B"
J2581SKandys
19 Jun 2018
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"I don't know we ate there"
96dickh
11 Jun 2017
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"Don't stay."
deerparklodge
16 Oct 2016
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"We initially had room 4 but on the return journey were allocated room 8. Both equally as pleasant and clean..."
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25 Sep 2016
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