About The Bear

Here at The Bear, the focus is our food.

Nestling in the Shropshire countryside, this country inn is nothing if not relaxing.  All the classic ingredients are here- old beams, roaring fires, a casual mix-and-match of pine and oak furniture, real ale, Greg's hand-chosen 'rectory red' walls and good food.  The latter being seriously good.

Head Chef ThierryDeliege and his team are responsible for a menu that includes everything a country pub should, alongside more inventive cuisine 

During the winter months you can enjoy cosy meals around the four log burners sat in various rooms, surrounded by exposed wooden beams.  Whilst in the Summer you can dine in our garden, sat amongst the herbs that we use in our kitchen and admire the beautiful Shropshire country-side.

Not wanting to be shown up by our food, our beer and wine list is equally tantilising.  We choose a variety of cask ales, both well-known (Timothy Taylors anyone?) and new, to guest our hand-pulls.  Some wine is chosen to perfectly compliment the food, others are stand-alone classics, including 14 sold by the glass.

But we also have bedrooms...

Upstairs are seven letting rooms for single to family occupancy where guests can enjoy a good nights sleep and a traditional, all you can eat breakfast in the morning, complete with the daily papers. Our rooms have now had a major floor to ceiling refurbishment including new bathrooms and furniture to make your stay even more enjoyable.

We also have a large 16th Century function room that can accommodate up to 100 people in comfort, which provides a stage and dance floor, and its own bar enabling you to enjoy any occasion in exclusivity.

New Owners

The bar has a good choice of local real ales, a new wine list reveals sensibly priced and eclectic wines with many available by the glass.
My eyes were drawn to a top shelf above the till with possibly the best selection of Cognacs, Armagnac and Calvados in Shropshire!!
We have eaten there a couple of times now, for a starter you must try the Charcuterie sharing platter, served on a wooden palette brimming with quality meats, even smoked pigeon and home made piccalilli, balsamic pickles and pate, humous & grilled artichokes and more

- osojolly
The Bear at Hodnet, Unpretentious gastro pub

Opening Hrs

  • Mon 4-9pm,Tues 4-10p/ Wed,Thurs 12-10pm/Fri - Sat 12-11pm/Sun 12-9pm
  • Food Wed-Sat 12-2.30pm/6-9pm, Sun 12-3pm Closed Mon/Tues


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