The Bear’s Paw

Sandbach, Cheshire
Pub with rooms

Local cask ales, classic menus with a modern twist. Baronial style downstairs, superb bedrooms up, with funky fabrics and sleek bathrooms


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Tucked into a pretty village is a dazzlingly refurbished 19th-century inn. 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, old prints and vintage photos. No stuffiness here, just cheery staff making sure you are well-watered and well-fed. Six cask ales, several from Weetwood, all local, take centre stage on the bar; there are also premium brand spirits, 12 malts and an excellent wine list. At well-spaced wooden tables are menus that blend classics with modern twists. Try game and root vegetable pie served with hand-cut chips and pickled red cabbage; vegetarian lasagne with wild mushrooms, spinach and toasted pine nuts; posh poached egg with truffle sabayon. There are deli boards and fabulous sandwiches too. Staying the night? You have 17 superb bedrooms to choose from, each boutiquey, each flaunting funky fabrics, contemporary wallpapers, media hubs and designer fittings. Bathrooms are sleek with granite tops, rain showers, and the softest towels and robes.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog treats and advice on walks.

Dog-friendly dining areas.

Lunch & dinner £5.95-£19.95.


Nightly price
from £115
7 Twin/doubles
From £115


We stayed her for 2 nights. We had an executive room which was very comfortable. The bathroom was large with a good shower and lots of goodies. The food was excellent at dinner and breakfast. Also plenty of well trained staff who were friendly and helpful. Lovely village setting with lots of places to visit nearby.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Nelson

  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Arley Hall and Tatton Park
  • Reaseheath Maize Maze and Zoo
  • Bridgemere Nursery & Garden World, Sandbach Market, and Crewe Lyceum Theatre
  • Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure at Delamere Forest
  • Chester Zoo
  • Oulton Park Race Circuit