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Bear Free House & Kitchen

Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel

AA Rating: 4 Stars

Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LT
Tel: 0344 879 9140 International: +44 1789 266804

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.

Opening Times

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

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