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We’re rolling out the red carpet for The Bear’s Head, the final historic hotel to join our Innkeeper’s Collection – a £24m investment in crafting unforgettable UK staycations.

For a country break that promises to be effortlessly unique without compromising on the next-level quality we’re known for, spoil yourself with a couple of nights at this new-and-improved hotel near Crewe and Sandbach.


Close your eyes and imagine: From the outside, The Bear’s Head – once known as The Boar’s Head – is wearing its history with pride, highlighting 400 years of welcoming weary travellers with its black-and-white timbered, ivy-clad exterior.

Then, you step into your room… and realise that classic charm and contemporary chic do go together, from the monochrome stylings of your en-suite and the comfy Hypnos beds to the more traditional dark woods, rich leather headboard, and art-adorned walls. We’re all about bringing in the modern amenities you deserve without losing the history and charm that money just can’t buy.

Since you’ve come all this way, allow us to recommend a few local attractions. Embrace the beautiful views of Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve and Delamere Forest – ideal for long walks, no matter the season. Or explore the sights of nearby Sandbach and Crewe, like evening strolls through Sandbach Park, catching a show at Crewe Lyceum Theatre, and brushing up on local history at Crewe Heritage Centre. 

Hoping to stay closer to your new home-from-home? We’re attached to a Vintage Inns, traditional countryside pubs known for their mouth-watering, seasonally inspired menus – giving you plenty of reasons to indulge and raise a glass or two to the perfect break away.

We could go on, but wouldn’t you rather see the upgraded escapes of The Bear’s Head for yourself?

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