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"Superb bedrooms" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

Bears Paw Inn

Sandbach, United Kingdom
  • This 5-star country bed and breakfast holds an AA Rosette for culinary excellence
  • The restaurant aims to buy the majority its produce directly from local farms and trawlers
  • This 19th-century red-brick inn is located beside the River Wheelock
  • Local attractions, including Delamere Forest, Cheshire Oaks, the Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Zoo are all within a 50-minute drive of the hotel
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School Lane
Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3QN
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The Bear's Paw is a 5-star bed and breakfast in Sandbach, a market town in Cheshire. This 19th-century red-brick inn is located beside the River Wheelock, opposite the village church. 

It is within a 10-minute drive of Middlewich and Crewe; and Delamere Forest -- Cheshire's largest area of woodland, which has a number or walking routes and cycle paths -- is a 30-minute drive away. The Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet shopping village, the Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Zoo are also within a 50-minute drive.

According to Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, “there's an almost baronial feel to the Bear's Paw, thanks to the polished oak panelling, the huge fireplaces, the sweeping floors, the leather bucket chairs, bookshelves and old prints and vintage photos”.

The hotel's aims to buy the majority its restaurant produce directly from local farms and trawlers and all of the cheeses -- including Burland Green, Anne Connolly in Malpas and Kinnerton Ash -- come from within a 30-mile radius. The AA notes that "the friendly team serves imaginative food, which makes use of quality seasonal produce, in an attractive open-plan dining room". It’s also awarded the restaurant an AA Rosette for excellence.

At the bar guests can expect to find six real ales on tap -- all from local microbreweries, as well as spirits and an extensive wine list.

There are 17 bedrooms and each one features "a wealth of practical extras and deeply comfortable beds" according to The AA.

From the press:

  • "You have 17 superb bedrooms to choose from… each flaunting funky fabrics… and designer fittings" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

  • "Spacious boutique bedrooms" – The AA


  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children under 2 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib available on request at £7.50 per night (subject to availability) . Extra bed available on request for children aged 2 and over: £15 per night additional charges apply for breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is located in Warmingham, which is off junction 17 of the M6. Car parking is free at the hotel.

The nearest train station is Sandbach. A taxi ride from there will take between 5 and 10 minutes.


  • School Lane
  • Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3QN
  • United Kingdom

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Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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