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The Bear at Hodnet

HODNET, Market Drayton, TF9 3NH

With old beams, open fireplaces and secret passages leading to the church, this black-and-white-timbered, former coaching inn was once known for its bear-baiting pit. In the 1680s, a landlord threw Jasper, a regular down on his luck, out into a bitterly cold night. Within hours both were dead, Jasper from hypothermia, the landlord from fright, as if he'd seen a ghost, which legend suggests was Jasper. Food includes prawn cocktail with rosemary and sea salt focaccia; breaded whitebait; 'proper' chicken and mushroom pie with wholegrain mash, seasonal greens and red wine gravy; triple chocolate brownie, white chocolate sauce and coconut ice cream.  

Further information

Tel: 01630 685214
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email

Principal beers

Salopian Shropshire Gold, Black Sheep, rotating guest ales


All day all week
12-11 (Sun 12-9)


1 Jan


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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