Bear Inn

Spencers Lane, Berkswell, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7BB

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Bear Inn.

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The 16th century Bear Inn is situated in tranquil Berkswell, a pretty rural village on the Heart of England Way. A Grade II listed timber framed building with colour washed brick nogging, this historic alehouse has been touched by major events over the centuries from the English Civil War, when it hosted Cromwell’s troops, to World War II, when Blitz-affected Coventry citizens slept on its ancient wooden floors.

Once known as The Bear and Ragged Staff, the inn was popular in the 1800’s with ‘pleasure parties from Birmingham and Coventry’, and hosted the annual October Stattis Fair in the field behind the inn, where farm-workers came to be hired by local farmers for the coming year. Surrounded by picturesque lush countryside in the leafy hamlet of Berkswell, the historic Bear Inn with its ancient oak beams, log fires and private nooks and crannies is an idyllic place to enjoy a traditional country pub lunch or Sunday roast along with fine wines and cask ales.

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  • About the Bear Inn

    At the heart of the picturesque West Midlands village of Berkswell surrounded by lush meadows and unspoilt countryside, The Bear Inn has been providing fine food and a warm welcome for centuries.

    On approaching the pub, you’ll see a large bear climbing a pole, indicative of the pub’s former name – The Bear and Ragged Staff – the emblem of the former Lords of the Manor of Berkswell, the Earls of Warwick. Once inside, you’ll see this 16th Century inn has retained many of its original features, while adding modern comforts so you can enjoy chilled wine, cask ale or a freshly ground coffee in a delightful ambience.

    Family Friendly

    Families are welcome at the The Bear Inn. We’re child-friendly with with high chairs and baby changing facilities, and we offer a special Chef & Brewer children’s menu. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub however they are more than welcome to join the family outside in the beer garden.

    Coaches Welcome

    Planning a trip to beautiful Berkswell village, Meriden, nearby Solihull or Coventry? We would love to welcome your group at The Bear Inn. Simply contact us in advance so we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Call us today.

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    • Beer Garden
    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
    • Wifi
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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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