Welcome to The Bear!

To read our Response to COVID-19 and
new Customer Guidelines, please visit the Zazu’s Pubs website.



A 15-minute walk from Bath’s historic city centre, The Bear is a landmark for locals and visitors alike thanks to Snowy, the life-sized polar bear, guarding our main entrance!

The Bear was relaunched in 2015 by Zazu’s Pub Company, an independent (and award-winning!) South West pub group. Since then, we’ve focussed on good food, good people and good times; everything a neighbourhood pub should be! Pop in for a pint or stay a little longer…
Upstairs, we have eight rooms available to book for your weekend getaway (or perhaps a bit longer..!) and our friendly team are always on hand for recommendations during your visit to Bath.



About Us

Dog friendly

On-site parking

Beer garden

Free wifi

Family friendly

Disabled access


Best roast in Bath

10/10 staff

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Simple, fresh and good value: our passion is for good food served well in great surroundings. All our food is prepared fresh on site and our menu changes regularly to make the best use of seasonal produce.


Due to government guidelines around COVID-19 reopening, our menu offering is slightly more condensed than usual. However, we’re still serving up the same high quality food and will now be offering everything to take away as well as enjoy on site!


From ales to fine wine, tea to tequila – we’ve got you covered!


With a revolving selection of local beers, real ales and ciders, a diverse wine list of old and new world, and more than 20 gins on the bar, we like to think we’ve got something for everyone. Something soft? Coffees come fresh roasted from the gurus at Extract Coffee and loose leaf tea is provided by Canton, plus we’ve a great range of juices and soft drinks to quench your thirst.

Stay with us

Due to the current pandemic, our room bookings are suspended until further notice. We’ll be back soon!

Our eight rooms are modern in design with a retro twist; mid-century furniture and original floorboards but with hand crafted beds, modern en-suites and luxurious duck down and feather duvets. All individual and all slightly different, don’t hesitate to call us directly, to get the room that best fits your needs.

All bookings include complimentary 24-hour on-site parking, perfect for wandering down the hill to explore Bath, and all hotel guests are invited to use the pub as they wish throughout their stay.

Check in is from 3:00pm, and check out by 11am – we always aim to be flexible, so don’t hesitate to contact us. Reservation rates are per hotel room, per night and inclusive of a full breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.


Refurbished and replanted, our patio is perfect for taking in the sun from dawn ‘til dusk. Open til 10pm, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the Great Outdoors…

Shielded by foliage (and some rather lovely apple trees), we’ve got a sheltered little haven in the thick of the city. When the sun does eventually go down, there’s candles and fairy lights to keep the mood going late into the evening. Alfresco dinner? Don’t mind if we do!

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CONTACT, BOOK AND FIND US – 01225 425795


THE BEAR HOTEL 6-10 WELLSWAY, BATH, BA2 3AQ - 01225 425795