Meet The Bear Team

Please find listed below the key members of the Bear at Hodnet team.

Gregory Williams- Lord of the land variety

Our resident Landlord, Greg, spends most his days talking about, drinking or aquiring wine.

When he is done with his wine expoits, tennis and other sporting pursuits he runs the pub.

Chris Barnes- The Braun
The Jack of all trades

The Jack of all trades; the painter, the builder, the shelf 'putter-upper'.  The guy we turn to when we want something "yes Chris, we definately need a Crystal wine decanter" (Greg), "slate plates really add to the dish" (Alyn).  When he's not running around after us he's running about after his four children.....

Head Chef

Jake Watson is our head chef and contary to popular opinion is not related to Doctor Watson. He is almost as noisy as his motor bike which is very noisy. He loves local produce and hearty, un-pretentious, well flavoured food which is a great fit at the Bear he has worked with Greg in their previous life as Chesharians where he began life as a kitchen porter before working his way up the ranks.

Front of House

The one that looks after us all and keeps Greg in-check. Sharon was here before all of us so is a fountain of all knowledge for The Bear, particularly useful in discovering the use of specific keys. Big fan of Gangnam Style.  

'House Bear'

Jack is our House Bear.  Very ferocious and constantly on guard. 

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

Opening Hrs

  • Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm
  • Sun 12pm-8.00pm Food 12-4pm
  • Food Mon-Thurs 12-3 6-9pm
  • Food Fri/Sat 12-9:30pm


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