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 – Sunday:  12pm – 11pm, last orders 10pm
Monday – Sunday:  12pm – 9.00pm

*We are currently closed due to Covid restrictions and plan to re-open on Monday 17th May.

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 Amex/ Diners.

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.


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

Sat Nav reference is: 52.97040.-2.684896/

Local taxi numbers

Here is a list of local taxi numbers:

Silverlink Travel: 01948 838195
S & M Cars: 07908 778564
Whitchurch Taxi: 07809 869374                                                  

Children and Dogs

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 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.

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Company registration information: Pubs Ltd. Company No 02671691.