Eat, drink and stay at one of Derbyshire’s iconic country inns.

The Bear Inn, Alderwasley, has been welcoming guests since 1735. With its old inn charm, stunning countryside location, dog-friendly bar, exceptional food and stylish accommodation, The Bear is the place to meet, relax and watch the world go by. 

Bear Inn views


We use locally sourced ingredients crafted into stunning dishes by our head chef, Sarah. The best of Derbyshire produce brought to your table.



Enjoy our relaxed country pub with an intimate, traditional feel and a wide range of quality real ales, beers, wines and spirits. All served with stunning views over open countryside.


With seven individually designed ensuite rooms and two dog-friendly cottages, spend a little longer at The Bear and make the most of what this beautiful part of Derbyshire offers. 

Opening times


Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 22:30

Friday and Saturday 12:00 – 23:00

Food service

Monday – Friday

Lunch service 12:00 – 14:00

Evenings 17:00 – 20:30

Saturday and bank holidays

Breakfast 08:30 – 10:30
All day 12:00 – 20:30

Sunday (roasts only)

Breakfast 08:30 – 10:30
12:00 – 18:00

The Bear Inn
Based on 217 reviews
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Bob CraigBob Craig
11:04 22 Jun 24
shaun daveyshaun davey
10:00 09 Jun 24
Pierre leacockPierre leacock
09:11 05 Jun 24
Raymond SkillernRaymond Skillern
19:58 23 May 24
We were traveling from Houston, Texas and had such a pleasant stay here. We were very delighted with everything about the Bear Inn. The rooms were cozy with comfortable beds and the bathrooms had all new fixtures. The meals that we had here were delicious! The chefs here are top tier. My particular favorite dish was the steak pie. Every bite of it was savory and tender. Breakfasts were filling and satisfying. We stayed here for 3 nights and used it as our home base while visiting Chatsworth House and other sites in the area. It was the perfect place for doing this. After a full day of sight seeing, we would return to the Bear Inn to relax and have a couple of pints in the pub before having dinner. What really made our stay special were the friendly owners, staff and locals. They went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. They pointed out local areas of interest for us to visit and explore. We had many conversations over our stay with the owners and various members of staff from the chefs to the bartenders. They were all friendly and sincere. We truly made some good friendships during our time here. We were actually reluctant to leave but our plans wouldn't allow us to stay longer. On our last day, one of the owner's gave us a private tour of the building, showing us all of the different suites and how they were decorated. We definitely recommend The Bear Inn and will be returning ourselves!
Sue DoughtySue Doughty
08:22 14 Apr 24
Absolute gem of a place. The food is amazing, the staff are all friendly and very helpful we had a lovely meal and following that a few weeks later we had a wake for my late Father in the Bear room. Plenty of food in the buffet, everyone was really empathetic with just the right amount of attentiveness, as it was a difficult day for us. Thank you 🙏🏻😊
G Bilbo1G Bilbo1
19:15 10 Apr 24
D ForbesD Forbes
20:14 09 Apr 24
Ron MiddletonRon Middleton
21:49 07 Apr 24
Lovely Sunday Lunch and great service!
Richard BugginsRichard Buggins
17:10 07 Apr 24
Wonderful Sunday lunch. Top tasty food and good value for money
Dave PountainDave Pountain
18:23 03 Apr 24
Robert ClayRobert Clay
16:11 26 Mar 24
We haven't been here for several years, as the previous owners had let standards slip.Very pleased that we returned, new people running the pub, good selection of drinks, main menu and a Specials board, very clean, polite staff, everything was spot on. The food was delicious and a generous serving. Looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks.
Jamie BreckenridgeJamie Breckenridge
11:17 04 Dec 23
We turned up without a reservation and was offered a great table by the fire. The place was really great and the staff super friendly.The food was amazing! we had 2 roasts of the Christmas menu, they are both really filling and really tasty.
19:22 17 Sep 23
We had a fantastic Sunday lunch at this lovely character-filled and nicely finished pub.The food itself was absolutely excellent with very generous portions. The vegetarian nut roast I had was excellent and the chicken which another of our party ordered was also perfectly cooked. These were all accompanied by very generous portions of fresh vegetables and a rich cauliflower cheese. This was followed up by some - again - very delicious desserts with a good selection for vegan and gluten-free diners. To top it off, the service was very quick and the staff friendly and attentive.We can easily say we’ll definitely return if we’re in the area again and I’ll definitely be recommending to others. Thank you!

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