Bear close up

Welcome to the Bear at Hodnet

The Bear is a classic country Inn with rooms, nestled in the historic Shropshire countryside. 

Taken over in January 2013 by Greg Williams, previous winner of the Good Pub Guide's 'Dining Pub of the Year'.  

Our aim is to offer an unbeatable combination of amazing home-made fresh food, cracking hand-pulled cask ales, wine that compliments the dishes perfectly and exceptional, friendly service.

As well as being a traditional pub boasting 4 well-chosen cask ales, we serve exceptional food with a seasonal menu that sources all its produce locally and everything is home-made.

The building is renowned for its many enchanting secrets such as the former Bear Pit located under Wilfred's retreat in the pub, and has many secret passageways leading to the village and Hodnet Hall.

There are also 7 newly re-furbished bedrooms and a strikingly grand 16th century hall located on the 2nd floor, suitable for any occasion.  

Hodnet is a village rich in history and nestles serenely into the shropshire valleys and the surrounding countryside reflects this magnificently. The Bear provides an ideal homely base to explore these idyllic settings.

We do allow our 'four-legged friends' outside in the garden of the pub and in one designated room inside the pub.  We know from personal experience that if you're out having a walk, you wouldn't be forgiven for leaving them at home. 

We do hope you love the place as much as we do, and hope you will come and visit us very soon.

Many Thanks Greg and the Bear team

Hi There,We have tweaked our opening hours until the spring happy new year!




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The Bear at Hodnet, a Family Pub with Quality Food and Accommodation

Opening Hrs

  • Mon-Sat 12pm -11pm
  • Sun 12pm -7.00pm
  • Food Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm 5-9pm
  • Food Sun 12-3pm


The Bear at Hodnet
Market Drayton
Shropshire, TF9 3NH.