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The Bears Head

Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, CW11 1RS +44 1477403984

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Good food, good service. Reasonably priced drinks. Had the specials starter of scallops and black pudding which was excellent. Sirloin steak for mains was nicely cooked.
Good selection of craft gins

Mark Robinson 08 November 2016
from Crewe

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Built in the early 1600s, The Bears Head offers quintessentially British fare and old pub favourites from an accomplished and diverse menu. Teeming with ivy, a sprawling flagstone courtyard sits alongside the black and white timber-clad exterior, while inside, chunky wooden furnishing and crackling open fires punctuate the dining area.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Bears Head menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Bears Head ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Bears Head in Sandbach is just a 4-minute drive away from the popular Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, which boasts a 40-hectare park, lake and woodland.

The Bears Head

Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, CW11 1RS

Contact +44 1477544732
Reservations +44 1477403984

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Customer reviews for The Bears Head

4.3 (((() (based on 36 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (30)
  • lunch (20)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* 10 January 2017 by Chris Cliff from Sandbach

    Good food in an attractive historic setting. Bacon ribs excellent and good value. Nice open fires, very relaxing

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Alison Wright from Holmes Chapel

    We have a meal out generally once a week. We like to go locally and the Bears Head is pretty close to us. The building is very old and has had many configurations over time and even since I first visited it several years ago, so I want to like it!
    I do like it a lot better since it has been renovated recently. The food is also much better and the service has improved.
    On our last visit we were quite early but were seen promptly and the meal and drinks were very good. We will return!

  • (((** 15 November 2016 by Anomonimise from Runcorn

    Disappointed with my meal I orders rump steak ( medium -well done ) the steak was so tough I could not cut it with steak knife on complaining I got a n apology and was offered another meal which I accepted . But by the time it arrived my husband had already finished his meal as we were celebrating an anniversary it wasn't a very good experience ( they did take the cost of my meal off the bill but that wasn't the point !!!

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Mark Robinson from Crewe

    Good food, good service. Reasonably priced drinks. Had the specials starter of scallops and black pudding which was excellent. Sirloin steak for mains was nicely cooked.
    Good selection of craft gins

  • ((((* 30 October 2016 by Carina Rouse from Northwich

    The service was a bit slow but very polite. The food was 5 star but the place was very cold please put the heating on

  • ((((* 29 October 2016 by Leigh Holt from Isle of Man

    Lots of character, great service and food was excellent-will definitely return!!

  • ((((( 14 October 2016 by Kevin Stevens from Holmes Chapel


  • ((((( 13 October 2016 by Linda Henshall from Crewe

    Very nice staff and very helpful. The food was very good and lovely and hot. Presentation very nice.

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Sean Smith from Sandbach

    Have dined here many times , excellent all round highly recommended

  • ((((( 13 September 2016 by Lisa Daniels from Stoke-on-Trent

    Absolutely fantastic, I was really pleased to see that I could book a table so easily at my favourite pub restaurant for a really delicious meal - my only problem was that the starters and mains are so yummy & filling that I didnt have room for dessert.
    The Bears Head is a gorgeous old coaching inn thats been expanded & still has all the original old beams clearly visible, adding to its old world charm - its cosy, private & luxuriously romantic without being overly expensive (we paid just over £60 for 2 starters, 2 mains & 4 drinks), everything is freshly sourced and cooked to perfection and the staff are both very friendly and very professional. I'll definitely be booking again using bookatable to guarantee I can get a table next time I go & strongly recommend that anyone who hasnt been gives it a try - you wont be disappointed.

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