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The Bear at Hodnet

Former coaching inn with a ghostly tale

At a glance

Bar menu
Kids play area

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. Food includes prawn cocktail with rosemary and sea salt focaccia, and breaded whitebait.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Monday 4–9 Tuesday 4–10 Wednesday to Thursday 12–10 Friday to Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–9
  • Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 5–8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

At junction of A53 and A442 turn right at roundabout. Inn in village centre.

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