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Village pub to be the venue for amazing gin festival

Gins ranging from the well known tipples to those lesser known varieties are to be at the centre of an amazing festival at a village pub over Easter.

For the Bear Inn, at Beyton, is staging the event with a selection of 21 different varieties on offer.  There will be house gins plus premier gins to tickle the tastebuds and there is also the chance to take part in a special taste challenge.

Owners Garry and Hannah Clark are behind the venture which is taking place on Good Friday, March 30, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, March 31, April 1 and 2.

Pub Quiz success!

A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Pub Quiz on Monday 13th. It was great to see some new and familiar faces at The Bear and fun was had by all.

Before the Quiz kicked off at 8pm we presented the cheque to Gatehouse - our chosen charity last year. The Bear Inn Pub Quiz helped to raise a huge proportion of the £1,700 total - so it was only right we presented the cheque here! 

We were also lucky enough to have Councillor Julia Wakelam with us to help to hand over the money to the local Bury St Edmunds based charity.

Mother's Day

With a successful Valentine’s Day just behind us, we’re now busy preparing to welcome families along to join us for a Mother’s Day meal on Sunday 26 March.

We've created a seasonal Mother's Day menu (view here) that’s bound to please mum. It features a homemade scotch egg and pan fried seabass and fennel, to name a few, and at just £25 per person for three courses or £20 per person for two courses, it’s a small price to pay to treat mum!

Be sure to book a table for this special day, just call us on 01359 270 249.

The end of Week 2

Wow, so much has happened in the past week.  The kitchen has been transformed with a new floor and the installation of the White Rock wall finish.  We discovered some old wallpaper above the old fireplace in the kitchen which sadly we couldn't keep! 

We've also installed a new kitchen extraction which will give us the space to install our new griddle.  So, look out for some fantastic steaks, burgers and other meat dishes on the new menu.

Our new bar, back bar and server station has been installed and we will start restocking the bar/cellar early next week.

We've survived week 1 and we are still on track!

So, we've survived the first week of the development.  The builders referred to this as the 'dirty' phase of the works, however we've renamed this to the 'dusty' phase!  There is dust everywhere!  No matter how many times we sweep the floor - it still looks dusty.  The hardest working member of the team to date is Henry the vacuum cleaner...closely followed by Rob & Dani.
Rob, Dani, Colin and Matt (plumber and electrician) have been busy preparing the kitchen for the professional White Rock finish.

So that's it....we've closed

After a busy trading day on Sunday we finally closed up shop at around 6pm on Sunday evening.  Our fantastic team of Jackie, Rob, Dani, Tamar, Emily, Louise and Adam then went into overdrive to pack up the pub ready for the planned changes.  If it wasn't nailed down then it was wrapped, boxed, or stored.
Our building team arrived promptly on site at 8am the following morning and by the middle of the afternoon today the Bear transformation was starting to take shape.  

So far, everything is going to plan (trying not to put a jinx on anything!

6 Nations at The Bear Inn, Beyton

We are showing all England's 6 Nations matches throughout February and March.  Go to our events page for full match details - dates and times.

Please bear this in mind if you are planning on eating in our restaurant whilst the matches are being played as this may impact on your dining experience!