The Bear Hotel Hungerford

Address

  • 41 Charnham Street
  • Hungerford
  • Berkshire
  • RG17 0EL

Contact

  • 01488 682512
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About us

Thought to date back to the 13th Century, The Bear is one of Britain's oldest inns and combines all the charm of a historic market town hotel with the very best of modern amenities, having been completely refurbished in 2013.

All 39 bedrooms are en-suite and some have balconies overlooking the hotel's very own island, Bear Island. With a self-contained function suite which can accommodate up to 80 guests, The Bear is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate functions and special occasions of every kind.

The Bear has a diverse modern menu which retains some traditional favourites, all complemented by a fine wine list and cask-conditioned real ales.

Features

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Whether you are looking for a working breakfast, a light lunch or a long drawn-out, slap-up dinner, The Bear is the perfect environment to suit any occasion and can accommodate you at comfortable tables in the bar and lounge or in its large, airy dining room.

For the whole of December, The Bear are offering a free bottle of Prosecco when six or more people dine from their delicious Festive Menu, fantastic value at £17.99 for two courses or £20.99 for three.

In addition, The Bear are offering a Festive Party Menu which for only £24.99 is offering three course dinner and disco in the Riverside Suite with two meals for the price of one on any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday prior to December 16th. This works well for larger parties of 40 plus, although The Bear are offering a joiner party night for small groups to take advantage of this offer on Saturday 19th December.

This year The Bear are offering a spectacular Christmas Day Menu for £59.99 per person and under 12s only £19.99. On New Year's Eve you can enjoy a night of dancing, a hot and cold buffet and a glass of champagne at midnight for only £24.99 The Bear regularly have special offers. See their website for details

Events

Whether it's a birthday, engagement, anniversary or celebratory event of any description, The Bear has the warmth and expertise which comes from years of hosting special occasions for a wide variety of clients. Their passionate and enthusiastic team will plan and deliver an event to your detailed specifications making sure that they get it exactly right so that you can relax and enjoy the occasion.

Functions & Conferences

The Bear has excellent function facilities - perfect for weddings, conferences and meetings - for up to 80 guests. The hotel has a wedding license and your wedding ceremony will take place in our Riverside Suite. The Riverside is a self-contained suite with its own bar and terrace overlooking the River Dunn.

For smaller meetings then we also have the Bear Island Boardroom available.

Weddings

wedding

We absolutely love weddings - there's nothing better than having your family and friends together all in one place to celebrate your special day and our hotel is perfectly suited to wedding and civil partnership celebrations. We are here to make the day just what you want it to be - whether you are looking to celebrate in style with a lavish party or a more intimate affair with just a few friends. At Old English Inns no detail is too small, no special request too much trouble. Also with our great food, and attentive service, all you need to do is relax and our exceptional hospitality will delight your guests.

Accommodation

The hotel has 39 en suite bedrooms, with a mixture of doubles, twin, doubles with views over Bear Island and superior rooms for that special occasion. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and Free WiFi.

Festive Party Menu

Starters

Download Festive party menu
Baked stuffed mushrooms
Stuffed with soft cheese, with a white wine & cream sauce and served with garlic bread
Prawn cocktail
With house cocktail sauce and bloomer bread
Roasted parsnip, apple, honey & sage soup
With bread and butter
Chicken liver pâté, with caramelised red onion & port marmalade
With toasted bloomer bread
Non-gluten bread is also available – please ask your server for more details

Main

Traditional Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings
Hand-carved British turkey, pig-in-blanket, roast potatoes, mashed potato, Chantenay carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, apricot & leek stuffing and turkey gravy
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Roast chicken, turkey, goose and duck – four-bird roast
Served with pig-in-blanket, roast potatoes, mashed potato, Chantenay carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, apricot & leek stuffing and turkey gravy
Slow-cooked beef, port & berry pottage
Served with Chantenay carrots, wilted spinach, braised red cabbage, mashed potato and parsnip crisps
8oz Black Angus sirloin steak
With seasoned chips, Paris brown mushrooms, fresh watercress and a thyme-roasted tomato, and served with peppercorn sauce (there will be an additional charge of £2 per person)
Oven-roast cod† loin with a sage & onion topping
Buttered baby potatoes, wilted spinach, Chantenay carrots, braised red cabbage and Thermidor sauce
Sage-roasted butternut squash bake
Served with roast potatoes, wilted spinach, Chantenay carrots, braised red cabbage and a vegetarian gravy

Desserts

Christmas pudding
Served with custard
Caramelised orange meringue pie
With a raspberry coulis
Triple chocolate brownie
Served warm, with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce
Selection of cheeses
(there will be an additional charge of £4.99 per person)

Christmas Day Menu

christmas day menu

Starters

Download Christmas day menu
French onion soup
Topped with crispy shallots and served with toasted bloomer bread
Chicken, duck & marmalade terrine
Served with toasted bloomer bread and apple & date chutney
Severn & Wye smoked salmon† and prawns
SWith watercress, horseradish & dill mayonnaise, brown bloomer bread and butter
Hazelnut-encrusted goat’s cheese soufflé
On a bed of braised red cabbage, drizzled with a chestnut vinaigrette
Non-gluten bread is also available – please ask your server for more details

Mains

Traditional turkey and hand-carved ham
Pigs-in-blankets, sausage-meat stuffing, roast potatoes, potato dauphinoise, braised red cabbage, Chantenay carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and a rich turkey & cranberry gravy
Roast chicken, turkey, goose and duck – four-bird roast
Served with pigs-in-blankets, sausage-meat stuffing, roast potatoes, potato dauphinoise, braised red cabbage, Chantenay carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and a rich turkey & cranberry gravy
21-day-aged fillet steak
Served on a croûton, with sautéed Paris brown mushrooms, roast potatoes, potato dauphinoise, Chantenay carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, braised red cabbage, Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, thyme-roasted red onion and a beef dripping, caramelised shallot & whisky sauce
Lemon sole† fillet
Topped with prawns and served with sautéed baby potatoes, fine green beans, wilted spinach and a Prosecco & lobster sauce
Parsnip, swede, butternut squash & white onion chutney savoury Eccles cake
Roast potatoes, potato dauphinoise, Chantenay carrots, braised red cabbage, honey-roasted parsnips and Brussels sprouts with chestnuts

Desserts

Christmas pudding
Served with custard or clotted cream & Drambuie sauce and topped with seasonal berries
Bramley apple charlotte
With mulled fruit and clotted cream ice cream
Belgian chocolate, mandarin, cranberry & Cointreau torte
With chocolate sauce and seasonal berries
White chocolate & ginger panna cotta
With toffee sauce and seasonal berries

Cheese

Selection of cheeses
A selection of Irish mature Cheddar, Somerset Camembert and Lancashire blue, with grapes, fig, celery, apple & date chutney, red onion & port marmalade and crackers

It is not just the break from our lives, but the sun itself so many of us crave - not easy to come by in West Berkshire in December