It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.
Thanks to our amazing team members who have been doing a great job over recent weeks in increasingly challenging circumstances.
We are looking at other ways we can support our regulars while we are closed and you can still enjoy our Greene King, Old Speckled Hen and Belhaven beers delivered to your door and these can be ordered by visiting www.greenekingshop.co.uk.
We want to wish you good health and thank you for your support now, and in the weeks and months to come. We look forward to when we can open our doors and welcome you back to our pubs again.
We pride ourselves on serving the best British pub classics.
As of the 20 March we are closed. It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.
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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. The inn’s original name – The Bear and Ragged Staff - comes from the arms of the Earls of Warwick, the former Lords of the Manor of Berkswell. Shakespeare refers to Warwick’s emblem ‘The rampant bear chain’d to the ragged staff’ in Henry VI, and a giant wooden bear climbing a pole can still be seen outside the pub today. Whether walking the Heart of England Way or exploring historic Berkswell, The Bear Inn provides the perfect location to pause, relax and recharge, with fine wines and cask ales. The Bear Inn is a 16th Century pub with a delightful ambience, surrounded by thatched cottages and greenery in pretty Berkswell village.
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