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At the heart of Gateacre, a leafy suburb of Liverpool renowned for its spectacular tudor-style architecture, The Bear & Staff is a charming and spacious 19th century pub.

The Bear & Staff is a handsome, historic 19th century inn situated in the picturesque centre of Gateacre. The pub is perfectly situated for exploring the impressive architecture of Gateacre, which has over 100 listed buildings. Three of the most prominent are within just 200 metres of this attractive pub restaurant. The impressive, timbered, Grade II listed 28 Gateacre Brow, initially built in 1889 as a telephone exchange, was designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas, the acclaimed architect behind The Royal Liver Building. Just around the corner, on Sandfield Street, lies Gateacre Unitarian Chapel, an impressive brick chapel from 1700, nestled in attractive grounds. Grange Lane, meanwhile, contains Gateacre’s sandstone ‘Paradise Cottages’, constructed from rough sandstone in the early 18th century.

Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful part of Merseyside, The Bear & Staff is a wonderful setting for enjoying delicious traditional pub food, and a bottle of fine wine amongst an attractive and green area.


Located conveniently along Gateacre Brow/B5171, the pub is just five miles from central Liverpool, and less than 30 minutes by car from Greater Manchester, and provides an ideal spot in which to relax after exploring some of Liverpool’s wealth of cultural attractions.

Amongst these are the spectacular Albert Dock, which by 1900 had established Liverpool as one of the world’s largest ports. The Dock is replete with wonderfully preserved brick buildings, and houses Tate Liverpool, the Northern site of the Tate Gallery, amongst other sites of cultural heritage. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and the catholic Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral are both close by, and each is a stunning and distinctive architectural feat.

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Bear & Staff

24-26 Gateacre Brow, , L25 3PB


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  • Beer Garden
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  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Pub
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