The Bear's Paw Inn

School Lane, Warmingham, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3QN
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Tel: 01270 526317

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The Bear's Paw Inn, a 19th century character inn
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About Us

Located in the heart of Cheshire, in the picturesque village of Warmingham, The Bear's Paw is a delightful 19th century character inn. This charming, yet stylish gastro inn is strategically placed between the major market towns of Sandbach, Middlewich and Crewe, and easily accessible from the M6, making The Bear's Paw the ideal base from which to explore the many delights which Cheshire has to offer.

Our luxurious boutique style bedrooms with exquisite decor and furnishings are the ideal haven for a peaceful nights rest. Providing you with total comfort in lush surroundings, all 17 bedrooms are en suite and feature modern day amenities such as flat screen televisions, complimentary WiFi and media hubs.

At The Bear's Paw we take pride in our home cooked wholesome food. We use only the freshest and most seasonal produce which is locally sourced wherever possible. The bar features six real ales from local micro breweries and a fantastic selection of renowned wines from around the world. With two open fires, reclaimed antique oak flooring and more than 200 pictures adorning the oak panelled walls, the inn has kept its traditional charming character yet with a stylish contemporary twist.

Taking you back to traditional inn-keeper hospitality, The Bear's Paw provides a warm and friendly ambiance making it the ideal place for you to truly indulge, enjoy and relax.

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Arrival Date:
Wed , 20th Feb 2019
Departure Date:
Thur , 21st Feb 2019
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double (En-Suite)£75.00 per room (room only)
Executive£90.00 per room (room only)
Superior£105.00 per room (room only)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All year, 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


  • 5 AA Stars Inn
5 AA Stars Inn

Special Offers

  • Mother's Day Menu

    There’s no better way to say ‘love you mum’ than with a mouth-watering Mother’s Day meal at The Bear’s Paw on 31 March 2019.

    Treat her to a delicious three-course meal at the Cheshire inn; it’s the perfect Mothering Sunday special treat!

    Mothers Day Menu Price

    • £31 per adult | £16 for children under 10 years old (children can choose from Mother’s Day menu or children’s menu)
    • A deposit of £10 per person is required when booking. A pre-order will be required for bookings of 12 or more guests.

    View the full menu below or tap to download it here.

    To Book Your Mother’s Day Meal:

    Mother’s Day Menu


    • Cauliflower and stilton soup with blue cheese beignet and truffle oil (v)
    • Muncaster crab, crayfish and prawn cocktail, Marie Rose sauce, pickled cucumber, preserved lemon and ciabatta shards
    • Bacon wrapped Ardennes pate, red onion jam and toasted sourdough
    • Beetroot cured salmon gravadlax, horseradish crème fraiche, caper shallot and spring onion dressing, brown bloomer bread
    • Crispy brie almandine, pear and candied walnut salad, pistachio vinaigrette (v)
    • Confit Gressingham duck leg, hot confit slaw, watercress, orange and pistachio salad.


    • Roast sirloin of Ridings Reserve beef, Yorkshire pudding, goose fat roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich roast pan gravy
    • Roast leg of Welsh lamb, goose fat roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich roast pan gravy
    • Roasted breast of corn-fed chicken, butter poached potato, bacon wrapped fine beans, French peas and red wine jus
    • Pan fried hake fillet, cockle, clam and horseradish chowder, confit potato and spaghetti vegetables
    • Roasted fillet of salmon, buttered new potatoes, tender stem broccoli, spinach and a chervil beurre blanc sauce
    • Wild mushroom, truffle and gorgonzola arancini, buttered asparagus and roasted gem hearts, aged parmesan and mizuna leaves, herbed vinaigrette (v).


    • Sticky toffee and date pudding, salted caramel sauce and honeycomb ice cream
    • Lemon cheese cake, raspberry compote, mini meringues and Chantilly cream
    • Warm treacle tart, banana ice cream and toasted almonds
    • Blackberry panna cotta, shortbread biscuit, crème de mûre syrup and gin and tonic sorbet
    • Warm dark chocolate brownie, Morello cherries, chocolate sauce and cherry crumble ice cream
    • Selection of local cheeses with classic accompaniments, house chutney and water biscuits.

    More offers like this - Mother's Day Offers


Road Directions

The Bear’s Paw – Directions from the M6

Leave the M6 at junction 17 signposted Sandbach, Congleton, join the A534 followed by the A533 (2nd exit at roundabout) signposted Middlewich, Northwich. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, still on the A533, turning left after approximately 2 miles onto Mill Lane. Just short of half a mile turn left onto Warmingham Lane, after a similar distance right onto Plant Lane, then immediately left onto Green Lane. After approximately 2/3 of a mile turn right onto Crabmill Lane and then left onto School Lane which will lead you to The Bear’s Paw.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Recent Reviews:

  • NorthStar763178
    Trip Type:
    Birthday lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th February 2019
    My partner treated us to lunch here for my birthday, we’ve been a couple of times before together and always been impressed. We had the set menu and managed all three courses. They were not huge... Read full review
  • samanthah13
    Trip Type:
    Not disappointed!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    I’ve been wanting to try this place for a very long time, so decided to eventually go for Sunday lunch with my husband. Was absolutely not disappointed! Food was lovely, service attentive and it’s a... Read full review
  • Evie H
    Trip Type:
    Mrs J Heneghan
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th February 2019
    The hotel is fantastic! A warm welcome from all the staff. The bar and restaurant have a warm friendly feel and the food was fantastic and excellent value for money and delicious. Not over priced as... Read full review



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Fishing

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Pets accepted
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member

Room / Unit Features

  • Broadband Access
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Contact Us

Tel: 01270 526317

Tel: 01270 526317

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