March 9 2022

The Bear Inn (Bear Flat) set to reopen following major refurbishment

It’s the news that many of us have been waiting for for a very long time: The Bear Inn is set to reopen its doors on Friday 11 March following its recent acquisition by the Metropolitan Pub Company.

The Bear Inn dates all the way back to 1770 but was rebuilt in its current form in 1942 after the original building was badly damaged (and subsequently demolished) during World War Two. But has our beloved Snowy – the life-sized polar bear which has stood over the entrance to the pub for decades – survived the current refurb intact? Yes he very much has!

Alongside the kitchen being subjected to a full refit and a totally revamped bar and brand new colour scheme reinvigorating the public spaces (plus a scrub-up of that lovely beer garden), the pub’s six individually designed en-suite boutique bedrooms have had a makeover too.

Following the reopening, the kitchen will be launching a stylish new food menu made up of fresh seasonal dishes, and flaunting all manner of classic pub food such as hearty Sunday Roasts and delicious weekend brunches, while a range of community events and activities (including pub quizzes) are in the pipeline.

The team are so excited to welcome guests to the new and improved site; it’ll be a fantastic chance to connect with old regulars as well as meeting new faces,” says General Manager Matt Ashford. “We’re ready to make them feel at home at The Bear Inn.”

For the full lowdown on the refurbishment and those all-important menus, click on this link. And if you fancy exploring in person, The Bear Inn is hosting a welcome bash at the new-look pub from 6pm on 16 March, with live music and plenty to eat and drink making sure the party goes with a swing.

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