The Bear Hotel Hungerford


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


  • 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.


the bear hotel

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


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.


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.



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.

Festive Party Menu


Download Festive party menu
Roasted parsnip, apple, honey & sage soup
Topped with a swirl of double cream and chives, served with white bread and butter
Chicken liver pâté*
With caramelised red onion & port marmalade and toasted brown bread
Crayfish cocktail†
With salad, house cocktail sauce, a lemon wedge, and brown bread and butter
Baked stuffed mushrooms
Stuffed with soft cheese in a white wine & cream sauce, served with garlic bread


Hand-carved British turkey
With roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, pig-in-blanket, rosemary,
apricot & leek stuffing and turkey gravy
the bear hotel
Slow-cooked beef rib*
On the bone, with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, pig-in-blanket, rosemary,
apricot & leek stuffing and red wine sauce
Slow-cooked duck breast*
With roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, pig-in-blanket, rosemary,
apricot & leek stuffing and red wine sauce
9oz lamb rump*
Served pink, with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, pig-in-blanket, rosemary,
apricot & leek stuffing and red wine sauce
Red apple & red cabbage roulade
With a Brie cream cheese centre, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, rosemary,
apricot & leek stuffing and vegetarian gravy
All of the above is served with Brussels sprouts, carrots, honey-roasted parsnips and braised red cabbage
Festive burger
A 6oz beef burger topped with a British 4oz pork burger, streaky bacon, Brie and a cranberry & BBQ sauce.
Served with rosemary-salted fries and coleslaw
Oven-roasted cod loin†
Topped with a sage & onion crumb, on a bed of buttered baby potatoes and fine beans.
Served with a thermidore sauce, prawns, grilled lemon and chives


Christmas pudding
With custard
Gingerbread cheesecake
Topped with ginger caramel and chocolate nuggets. With whipped double cream and toffee sauce
Baked Kentish apple & mince pie crumble
Apples topped with a spiced mince pie oat crumble, served with custard
Triple-chocolate brownie
Served warm, with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce
British cheeseboard selection

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