Mon-Sat 11-11, Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
The interior of the Bear Hotel has very traditional decor. There is limited disabled access. An interesting bar with 131 whiskies. Beers on sale were Marstons Pedigree and Mansfield Ridings Bitter. Both were looked after. To eat there is a good choice served with real home made bread, not sliced. Lots of choice, and large portions. Lunch time food (12-2) about £4 to £5 for main course. Night time food (7-9.30), bar or restaurant from about £6. Staff are friendly and the service informal. They also serve a great breakfast (7.30-9) - in conjunction with B&B: single from £30 not en-suite but good value at weekend with 2nd night half price. Accommodation is comfortable and spotlessly clean with nice extras. The hotel has a 4 diamonds rating. The best about the hotel is the friendly family and the worst is that it's noisy in the middle of town. I'd rate it 6-Something Special. Spotless toilets.
Also try: The Fox, Church Street, SY11 2SU. Black Gate, Salop Rd (free). Oak Inn, 17 Church St. (guests)
Mansfield Ridings Bitter