Bears Paw Inn

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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