This historic inn first opened in 1662 and following an extensive refurbishment, The Bear has once again become the bustling, riverside tavern it once was, serving a great selection of cask ales.

We are passionate about the eight real ales we serve and enjoy searching for new beer from existing brewers and indeed new breweries; CAMRA have been kind enough to recognise our endeavours over the years - it’s a tough job but someone has to do it!

We also offer a simple British pub menu. Lots of hard work goes into sourcing local suppliers that can provide us with the best ingredients to help us make everything we cook tasty and satisfying. Choose from quick bites and sharers or enjoy something more substantial like our burgers, we really hope there is something for everyone, whether you fancy a light salad or a substantial and authentic curry.

The atmosphere at The Bear is friendly and informal. The stylish interior has a warm, cosy feel with beautifully restored wood panelling, two central fires and an iconic pewter bar top. There is also an outside seating area for you to enjoy your drink and watch the world go by.

Our pub is run by Simon, who simply loves real ale so working within the pub trade is perfect for him. He has the tough job of searching for new and interesting ales to bring to the Bear and is always happy to hear your suggestions.

We can also cater for larger groups in our Clopton Room, which can seat up to 35 guests. Simon can help with this, call 01789 265 540 to speak to one of them.

If you’d like to experience Stratford from the water, you can pick up a boat from Avon Boating from just outside our pub. Take a one hour cruise and then come and enjoy a traditional pub lunch with a drink for only £16.35 per adult / £15.00 per senior and £13.65 per child. For more details, click here.