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The Bears Head

€€ - €€€, British,
Newcastle Road South | Brereton, Sandbach CW11 1RS, England
+44 1477 544732
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster” (9 reviews)
“chicken pie” (9 reviews)
“pudding” (27 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Newcastle Road South | Brereton, Sandbach CW11 1RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly welcome, spacious restaurant, wide menu choice - nice atmosphere, comfortable for just drinks or meal.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beers only this time great pub very smart inside with nice staff with a warm welcome on a cold night the pub just of the main A50 road the pub has on side car parking

Thank johnwhite18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just been for lunch after being recommended by a friend. The waitress, Wendy, was attentive and polite but that's where our story starts and ends. The drinks were served, a Peroni and a bottle of still water. The menu looked appetising so my...More

1  Thank Jan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the title an earlier review ‘illusions of grandeur’ really does hit the nail on the head. We only visited here as we had a voucher for vintage inns as a present. Wouldn’t normally come here as on previous visits, we have never been...More

Thank laura112016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked at short notice but have to say a great place to stay and eat. The staff were friendly and very attentive and the manager went out of his way to make me feel at home. The food was good and very affordable and have...More

1  Thank snap13
General Manager A, Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the 5 star review. Our log fires our very popular. We hope to see you again. Stuart and The Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in the area and stayed here, as well as having dinner in the evening. The service was efficient and professional throughout, and the food was brilliant. Staff members went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our evening. We will...More

Thank Josh S
Stuart R, Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Josh I will make sure to feed your comments back to my team. Thank yiu for your kind words. Stuart and The Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night very reasonable price Room was warm and welcoming albeit a little tired and the shower was hot and clean Beds were very comfortable with decent pillows In the bar the staff were very pleasant and very helpful,the ale was well...More

Thank Skinna1
General Manager A, Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind detailed review for the IKL. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and my team were so hospitable. Hope to see you again Stuart and The Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so disappointed with the food we were served today especially as we had found this place in the Good Pub Guide. We ordered a spicy vegetable wrap which was supposed to be veg in a tortilla. It turned out to be a deep...More

1  Thank Julia S
General Manager A, Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi mrskinnern I would like to apologise if you think out food was not up standard. Our vegetable wrap is a tortilla stuffed with vegetables but to make sure it is piping hot we do cook it in an oven. We do also place out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was cold. Radiators worked intermittently, so the room never really warmed up. They should provide extra heaters/blankets, it is January!

Thank Lesley N
General Manager A, Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lesley On the day of your visit we actually had a boiler issue- which lasted a few days. We did try to keep our log fires roaring and all doors closed so apologies of this was not good enough. Regards Stuart

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined tonight, and we were highly disappointed. My hunters chicken came with no bbq sauce as it should have which I meant it was quite dry. The extra onion rings were mostly batter, my partners steak wasn’t cooked how he had asked and his...More

Thank Adunn1986
Stuart R, General Manager at The Bears Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Adunn Firstly let me offer my apologise for your visit. We did have a boiler issue that day which was out of our hands. If there was an issue with the food, please, mention it to a member of our team and we would...More

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Yazz H
14 November 2017|
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Response from Jenny Audlem C | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know about the rooms. If you phone the Bears Head they will tell you.
Carol B
12 October 2016|
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Response from Stuart R | Property representative |
Hello Carol, yes we do allow dogs in the bar area and you can eat in there too! We hope to see you soon!
21 June 2016|
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Response from Ukdaytrippe | Reviewed this property |
Average food price £6 starter and £10 main Manu available online
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newcastle Road South | Brereton, Sandbach CW11 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Sandbach
  • Phone Number: +44 1477 544732
The Bear's Head in Brereton is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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