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The Bear & Ragged Staff

Well-positioned free house with good reputation for food

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

Built in 1861 as an estate rent office and stables, this lovely old free house is easily reached from both Malvern and Worcester. The current owners have created a reputation for good food and beers, such as local Hobsons Twisted Spire (named after Cleobury Mortimer's parish church) and Cornish-brewed Sharp’s Doom Bar. A typical meal might involve crab and coriander samosa with sweet chilli dipping sauce; and roast chicken breast wrapped in Prosciutto and served with heritage carrots, fine beans, new potatoes and a red wine and shallot sauce. Sandwiches are available from Monday to Saturday at lunchtime only, and there is an extensive range of wheat-free and gluten-free dishes.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December evening, 1 January evening
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Opening times: 11.30-2.30 6-10.30 (Friday to Saturday 11.30-2.30 6-11 Sunday 12-2.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Hobsons Twisted Spire, Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

3 miles from Worcester or Malvern, clearly signed from A4103 or A449

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