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Ripley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an old fashioned inn which serves an excellent carvery, which, believe it or not, gives you choices of rare,medium or well done meats. The bar serves a treat of real ales, usually at least two.

1Thank NevilleNeale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Bear inn for a Sunday Carvery and yet again it was excellent!! The variety of meat and fresh vegetables is great, the staff are very friendly and attentive and I can't wait to go again! Would highly recommend to anyone, definitely the best carvery in Derbyshire and excellent value for money.

Thank HC198255
Alfreton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 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.

1Thank 0798anne
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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...

2Thank flintinio17
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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...

Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Belper, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 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.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 11 December 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.

1Thank Chapo1973
Reviewed 29 November 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...

1Thank jjc978
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 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!

1Thank pete j
Reviewed 13 November 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...

1Thank Claire Q

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Belper
Price Range: €62 - €95 (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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