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  • 5* Rating . . . (2/3/2017)

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    We are very proud to have received confirmation of our 5* Food Hygiene Rating this morning. This is the highest food safety standard and a testament to our hardworking kitchen team.

  • Baubles & Burgers! (11/22/2016)

    baubles-and-burgersWe have created some fabulous festive specials – welcome to our Baubles & Burger selection available from 2nd December!

    Hog in a Duvet
    Foot long sausage wrapped in streaky bacon topped with dirty onions & dijon-aise £10.95

    Bird & Berry Burger
    Sage breaded Turkey steak with melted Brie, cranberry chutney & a pig in a blanket £10.25

    Drunken Bishop
    Two beef patties topped with Cropwell Bishop blue cheese and red onion & ale chutney £10.95

  • Get your Freak Shake on! (7/14/2016)

    Freak Shakes originated in Canberra, Australia and as the trend makes it way to the UK we have put our own twist on these monster milkshakes topped with cakes, biscuits, crazy toppings and cream
    Vanilla Freak Shake at The bear Grill, Stafford Strawberry milkshake, jam doughnut, whipped cream and a jammie dodger Oreo milkshake, marshmallow, whipped cream and Oreo Mint chocolate milkshake, triple chocolate cooke, whipped cream and mint aero

    Our versions include Vanilla Freakshake – vanilla milkshake topped with a ring doughnut, whipped cream and custard cream;  Strawberry Freakshake – strawberry milkshake, jam doughnut, whipped cream and jammie dodger; Caramel Freakshake – caramel milkshake, white chocolate cookie, whipped cream and twix; Mint Chocolate Freakshake – mint chocolate milkshake, triple chocolate cookie, whipped cream and mint aero; Bear Nutty Freakshake – peanut and hazelnut milkshake, Reece’s peanut butter cups, whipped cream and snickers; Oreo Freakshake – Oreo milkshake, marshmallow, whipped cream and Oreo; Chocolate Freakshake – chocolate milkshake, chocolate brownie, whipped cream and Maryland cookie.  All priced at £4.50 each

    Chocolate milkshake, chocolate brownie, whipped cream and Maryland cookie Caramel milkshake topped with white chocolate cookie, whipped cream and a twix Bear Grill, Stafford

  • Head Chef Opportunity for Newly Acquired Staffordshire Gastro Pub (10/8/2015)

    We are now searching for an experienced and talented future Head Chef to run all aspects of the kitchen within our new acquisition which will trade as an unbranded country gastro pub.

    This means you will have the best of both worlds – the support, benefits, incentives and opportunities of a larger company, with the autonomy, creativity and individuality of an independent.

    We require a Head Chef who wants the opportunity to create their own seasonal menus, to produce top quality food using fresh and seasonal ingredients, putting together outstanding classic dishes, so creativity and a good eye for detail is essential.

    The ideal candidate must:

    • Have relevant experience in a similar, unbranded pub/restaurant and be comfortable working in a fast paced and demanding environment
    • Be classically trained
    • Be a natural communicator and inspirational to your team, encouraging and developing the very best of them
    • Have extensive knowledge of seasonal food, alongside suitable experience working with fresh produce, menu design and cost, as well as ensuring high levels of health and safety compliance
    • Experience of CaterCost and ResDiary is a preferred skill
    • Level 3 Food Hygiene or above

    Benefits:
    -30% off on all food & drinks outside the working hours
    -training & development
    -28 days paid holiday pro rata
    -salary negotiable
    -tip share
    -bonus scheme, based on hygiene audits & food cost %

    The recruitment process will include two interviews with our Group Executive Chef and Company Director, you will also be required to provide suggested menus and participate in a Cook-Off

    Closing date for applications Friday 16th October 2015

    Applications in writing including CV and covering letter to Human Resources at

    The Lewis Partnership, c/o The Moat House, Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire, ST17 0RJ

  • Event Diary for The Lewis Partnership (9/9/2015)

    The Lewis Partnership Event DiaryWe love to get involved with national celebrations, regional initiatives and our own unique occasions, so the 2nd edition of our Event Diary is now available.

    Either pick up your copy at any of our venues or browse on-line here and see what The Lewis Partnership have in store for you over the next 6 months.

  • The Lewis Partnership Gin Festival (9/9/2015)

    Bear Grill Gin Festival #LPGinFestThe #LPGinFest takes place between 10th – 19th September 2015 across all of The Lewis Partnership properties.

    Over 30 Gins will be showcased from all over the world as we join in this celebration of all things Gin.

    Not all of the festival gins are available at The Bear but we have highlighted those that are in our “Gindex” with a Bear logo
    #notjustburgers
  • Event Diary (3/13/2015)

    Lewis Partnership Events Diary March 2015

    Our Event Diary gives an overview of the events and occasions we will be celebrating across The Lewis Partnership properties over the coming months.

    You can view our on-line March – September 2015 version by clicking here.  Printed copies are available for collection from any of our properties

  • The Lewis Partnership & Stafford Operatic Society (2/20/2015)

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    We are very proud to announce that The Lewis Partnership have become the Corporate Sponsor for Stafford Operatic Society for 2015, and we are very much looking forward to their production of Witches of Eastwick which will be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre from Tuesday 14th April until Saturday 18th April.

    We will be offering some great early dining offers at The Swan and The Bear Grill, so you can enjoy dinner prior to the show.

    Look out too for some Witches of Eastwick themed cocktails at The Swan – one for each of the three beautiful witches and one lucky devil!

    We’ll keep you updated via this blog and our facebook pages!

  • Valentine’s at The Bear (2/5/2015)

    Valentine Poster for The Bear Grill, StaffordEnjoy a special Valentine’s celebration at The Bear Grill on either 13th or 14th February 2015.

    We will be serving  a romantic three course dinner priced at £16.95pp.  Check out our fantastic Valentine menu and book your table here

  • Have you tried the Bear Grill Challenge? (3/5/2014)

    THE BEAR GRILL CHALLENGE…

    Are you brave enough? Think you can beat the Bear? Where will your picture be on the wall of fame or shame…..?

    24oz Beef Burger£24.95
    24oz of pure Staffordshire beef burger stack, served with rashers of bacon and Monterey Jack cheese on a toasted bap, served with a mountain of chips, onion rings and 2 pints of coke or lemonade.

    Challenge must be completed by 1 person within 1 hour. Challenge winners will receive this dish free of charge. Pre-booking is advised but not essential.