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Reviews - The Bear Inn

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The Bear Inn, Hodnet, , Market Drayton, TF9 3NH
Located conviniently in the triangle between Market Drayton, Whitchurch and Shrewsbury only minutes from the A41 and the A49 and 20 minutes from the M6. We are a small pub nestled in the historic Shropshire countryside, as well as a traditional bar with roaring log fires, we have a restaurant boasting an inspiring menu with all ingredients sourced locally and prepared in-house. Upstairs there are 7 newly-refurbished guest bedrooms and a striking grand 16th century hall, ideal for a variety of funtions. The bedrooms all contain their own coffee/tea making facilities as well as wall-mounted flat screen TVs with freeview and DVD player built-in. Guests can unwind in 'The Lounge' with its own fire and complimentary newspapers and have a drink (or two) from the bar. Room prices include breakfast, we offer a full English breakfast or cereals. There is also free WI-FI. The building has many enchanting secrets such as the former Bear Pit with secret passageways leading to the village church and Hodnet Hall. Hodnet derives from the ancient Welsh phrase ‘hawdd nant’ meaning ‘pleasant valley’ and the surrounding countryside reflects this magnificently. The Bear provides an ideal homely base to explore these magical settings with Hodnet Gardens located only accross the road, Hawkstone Hall and its Follies a 5 minute drive away. For the more active there are several renowned golf courses nearby, as well as The Midlands Shooting grounds.
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Good place to stay
Its a nice place to stay. There were no problems for me, but you have to remember its also a pub so if you have young children or you want to sleep early, you may be disrupted by other visitors in the beer garden which is right outside. The beer was good and the food is good too, so good that it was getting in short supply on the Sunday due to demand. The service is good and friendly too, I would stay again.

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J Dixon

From Hitchin, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Travelling alone

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Excellent Experience
Just very good in all areas. Would go out of my way to stay there again. I like staying in an Inn in the middle of the countryside. Good food and beer and basic but good accommodation.

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Phil S

From Banstead, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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Worth a visit
Nice welcome,good beer and excellent breakfast

Reviewed by
J McMahon

From Sandy, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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