The Bear’s Head, Brereton

Never Too Much Food Rating: 7.5 / 10

We’ve moved in Cheshire a few months ago and still having a lot of pubs and restaurants to explore here. Tonight we tried The Bear’s Head in Brereton, Cheshire. It’s just a couple of miles away from us in Holmes Chapel, so an ideal location for a nice Sunday dinner.

The Bear’s Head is a part of the Vintage Inn chain. Although I prefer independent pubs, we thought we would give it try…and we were pleasantly surprised.

The pub looks great from the outside, traditional English pub, probably refurbished lately. The interior is very cosy. Just what you would expect from a classic old English pub. We were seated and served drinks with no waiting at all.

We ordered Sourdough breads with butter to share instead of starters. I just love good sourdough bread and as I wrote in one of my previous posts, it’s so hard to find a good bread in the UK. This one was really nice and tasty! From that moment I was looking forward to the main even more.

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As a main I had beer-battered halloumi with sweet potato fries and my partner chose a pub classic, the beer-battered cod with chips and mushy peas, his favourite 🙂

The food was great. Nice size portions, comforting food, perfect for a relaxed Sunday night dinner. I would never think about battering the halloumi cheese, but in Czech we bread and deep-fry Edam cheese (one of childhood favourites), so I was tempted to try it. It was perfect, not too greasy, very tasty!

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My boyfriends fish&chips looked huge and apparently it was nice as well.

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I’m not really a dessert person, but we decided to try the Cookie dough with ice cream. It was a very nice finish of the dinner.

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The staff was friendly and helpful, the service was fast.

I would recommend this place. Higher end food for a chain pub standard. Very pleasant atmosphere, good service. We’ll definitely come again.

Restaurant details:

The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RS

Restaurant’s website



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