Contact and Information

The Black Bear

The Black Bear

The Black Bear
49 High Street
SY13 1AZ
United Kingdom



The Black Bear
49 High Street
SY13 1AZ
United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday – Saturday:  11:30am – 11pm
Sunday:  11:30am – 10pm

Monday – Saturday:  12pm – 9pm
Sunday:  12pm – 8pm

Bookings and Payments

Please book either through the online booking system or feel free to use the phone; sorry, but we can’t accept bookings by email or social media. Our policy is not to book out all tables just in case you don’t book in advance. 
We take debit and credit cards. Contactless and Apple Pay are available. Sorry, but we can’t take Diners cards.

Parking and Accessibility

We have no car park at the pub but there is plenty of free and paid parking close by.

We don't have as much wheelchair friendly access as we'd like because this is an original medieval townhouse. However, we do have step free access to the rear of the pub but you'll have to call us so we can open the garden gate for you.  The ground floor is level. Sadly we don't have a disabled loo.

Email Newsletters

You can sign up to receive our email newsletters, and those from our sister pubs should you desire, here. There is no set schedule for them so you'll hear from us a little more often when there's more going on. We will never bombard you and you can opt out at any time.


As per the law, smoking is forbidden inside the pub and we have extended this policy to include a ban on e-cigarettes within the building. There is however an extensive outside terrace where smoking is permitted.  We request that smokers always respect the space of other customers and don’t cluster around the entrances. Thank you for your co-operation.

Free Wifi

Should you feel the need to use it, but try not to do too much work, this is a pub after all.


The pub is located in the centre of Whitchurch, at the top of the high street, opposite St. Alkmund's church.

Click here for directions on Google Maps.

What3words location: ///hires.uptown.plotted

Sat Nav reference is: 52.97040.-2.684896/

Local taxi numbers

Here is a list of local taxi numbers:

S&M Cars - 07908 778 564

A2b - 07859 042 690

Shrop Shah - 07397 014 782 / 07983 894 170

Whitchurch Cars - 07828 750 188

Fozzies - 07789 813 157

Acorn Taxi - 01948 665 540

Tony’s Taxi - 01948 664 305

Taylor’s Taxi - 07397 269 723                                                

Children and Dogs

Well behaved children are welcome in the dining areas of the pub during the day, however, after 7pm we request that all children inside the pub are over 10 years of age. We do not have a children’s menu but smaller portions from the menu are available. We don't have high chairs, baby change facilities and we can't allow prams due to the size of the pub.

We are dog friendly in the bar area but they must be on a lead and under control at all times, upon booking please make us aware if you are planning to bring a dog.

Media notice

Intellectual Property Rights over website content: For those members of the media that wish to write about The Black Bear we ask that you respect our Intellectual Property Rights to the content of this website. This content may not be reproduced without our express permission.

Company registration information: Pubs Ltd. Company No 02671691.


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