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Bear Free House & Kitchen at Macdonald Swan's Nest HotelMacdonald Swan's Nest Hotel

Macdonald Swan's Nest HotelBridgefootStratford-upon-AvonCV37 7LTTel 0344 879 9140International +44 1789 266804

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Our traditional English pub The Bear Free House & Kitchen is an historic inn, which first opened in 1662 and following an extensive refurbishment, The Bear has once again become the bustling, riverside tavern it once was, serving a great selection of cask ales.

We are passionate about the eight real ales we serve and enjoy searching for new beer from existing brewers and indeed new breweries; CAMRA have been kind enough to recognise our endeavours over the years.

We also offer a simple British pub menu. Lots of hard work goes into sourcing local suppliers that can provide us with the best ingredients to help us make everything we cook tasty and satisfying. Choose from quick bites and sharers or enjoy something more substantial like our 'award winning' burgers, we really hope there is something for everyone, whether you fancy a light salad or a substantial and authentic curry.

The atmosphere at The Bear is friendly and informal. The stylish interior has a warm, cosy feel with beautifully restored wood panelling, two central fires and an iconic pewter bar top. There is also an outside seating area for you to enjoy your drink and watch the world go by.

Reserve a table

Call us on 01789 264804

No reservation is necessary but, if you have any questions regarding our ingredients, or if you have a food allergy or intolerance, please speak to us directly and we will be delighted to advise suitable dishes before you book your table.

Opening Times

  • 12pm-11pm (Sun-Thu)
  • 12pm-12am (Fri & Sat)

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