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A little bit about The Bear Marlborough

A Beautiful Place to Be …

Situated in the beautiful Wiltshire market town of Marlborough, The Bear Marlborough is ideally situated at the end of the town.

A few words from Liz & Ian

The Bear at Marlborough is a fantastic town centre pub. Over the last three years the landlords Iain and liz Watson have transformed it and are building on that success with a great new menu using local suppliers.

It helps that The Bear is right next door to Marlborough’s best butchers, Andrews. “I visit the butchers almost daily to pick the meat I want to cook,”. We source vegetables from local supplier Arthur David.

Most pubs have a signature dish, but we are cooking good quality food. I suppose the Bears signature dish is there famous beer battered fish and chips using Arkells 3b ale.

Landlord Iain Watson is delighted to have attracted Mike to The Bear. “Liz and I took over the pub around two years ago. The bar is busy and so is the accommodation. The icing on the cake for us will be a brilliant food menu too.”

Arkell’s Brewery, which owns The Bear, has refurbished the hotel’s bed and breakfast accommodation we now have great rooms at The Bear to offer customers. Arkell’s managing director, George Arkell, said: “The Bear has flourished under Iain and Liz’s management and we’re looking forward to tasting Mike’s food. With a new menu, and updated hotel accommodation later this year, the pub will have a lot more than just the ‘bear’ necessities of life.”

Food at The Bear Marlborough

Our menu changes through the seasons we strive to produce good quality Pub style food fresh cooked ingredients from home made curry’s to lasagne steaks and our Famous beer battered fish and chips

Great Accomodation

The Accommodation at The Bear hosts 7 beautifully refurbished En-suite rooms two Family rooms with shared bathroom and shower facilities and two double rooms with shared showers and bathrooms

With help from Arkells our rooms have been upgraded to a great standard but still incorporate the old parts of the building

The History of The Bear

The Bear is an amazing pub. Designed by Crickmay of Weymouth in the late 19th century it is redolent of all things nautical. The pub sign is like the spar of a ship. The figureheads acting as corbels are enigmatic and again associate with a ship. The cartouche is fancy and like a ship. The image is very much of a ship in sail. In Marlborough 50 miles from the coast one has to wonder why.

King John spent a great deal of time at Marlborough castle, one of his favourite itineraries. John’s son, king Henry III held a parliament here in 1267 where the Statutes of Marlborough were passed amounting to a peace treaty with the barons following the civil war headed by Simon de Montfort.

t would have been the visual marker as horse traffic turned left into the High Street from the Parade (then The Marsh) before New Road was built in 1812.

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