Opening Times for Food

From Monday 12th April, The Bear’s Paw will reopen for outdoor drinking and dining from 11am-8pm daily (food served for dining on-site and takeaway from 12pm, with last available table booking time as 6pm).

From Monday 17th May, we anticipate our usual opening hours, as below, to resume.

  • Monday to Thursday
    • Main Menu: 12pm to 9.30pm
  • Friday to Saturday:
    • Main Menu 12pm to 10pm
  • Sunday:
    • Main Menu: 12pm to 9pm.


The beer garden/takeaway menu will be available for dining on-site or takeaway from our reopening date of Monday 12th April until Sunday 16th May. From Monday 17th May (subject to government permissions), indoor dining with be permitted and our daily menu will be served.

At The Bear’s Paw restaurant in Sandbach we take genuine pride in serving freshly cooked food, recognised for its quality with an AA Rosette dining award.

We champion the use of locally-sourced seasonal produce, purchased directly from nearby producers.

To showcase our commitment to this, our cheeses all come from within a 30-mile radius of the inn, whilst the majority of our seafood comes straight from the trawler in Lancashire, whilst our delicious ice-cream comes from just 20 miles down the road from Cheshire Farm Ice Cream.

We welcome parties of all shapes and sizes, but please note for 12 or more people a pre-order will be required at least three days prior to your booking. We’re also a dog-friendly inn!

Special Occasions

We can also cater for events, such as birthdays, christenings, weddings and anniversaries; get in touch for more information.

How to Book