The Bear’s Paw is a 19th century Victorian inn situated in the farming village of Warmingham and has always been an integral part of village life and the local community. Nelson (Northwest) Hotels Ltd, a family run company based in Cheshire, bought The Bear’s Paw on 26th March 2008 after seeing its potential to be a thriving gastro pub with rooms.

Once purchased the inn was closed for a full ground floor refurbishment with the intention of refurbishing all 12 bedrooms at a later date. The expected opening was mid to late June 2008. However, on 28th May 2008, only a few weeks before re-opening, there was an electrical fire which destroyed much of the building. This devastating fire resulted in the building being stripped back to its bare brick walls without even a roof. A complete re-build was commenced swiftly afterwards and after much hard work and an investment of £2.5million, all were delighted to open the doors of the newly refurbished Bear’s Paw Inn on 20th May 2009.


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We were fortunate to get away for 3 short breaks...the Bears Paw was head & shoulders above the rest

TripAdvisor, March 2010