The Bear of Burton Pub with Rooms Opens in Dorset

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The Bear of Burton, an elegant country pub with rooms in Dorset, opened its doors for the first time on 12 March, adding to Christchurch’s bustling food and hotel scene.

Formerly known as The Manor, it was renamed in tribute to Robert Southey, author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, who lived in Burton between 1799 and 1805. It has received a full refurbishment, transforming the building into a charming country retreat with 10 beautiful bedrooms and a pub with delicious, fresh-cooked food at its heart.

Some of the standout features include a prix fixe lunch menu, afternoon tea, private dining rooms for groups of up to 26 people, and a Coravin wine system that allows wine enthusiasts to sample rare wines that normally aren’t available by the glass.

The terrace and surrounding grounds have also been transformed, maximising the stunning location and creating a large sun trap terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and afternoon tea.

Here’s a peek inside The Bear of Burton…

The Bear of Burton pub with rooms opens Dorset, Christchurch.

A country retreat

The Bear of Burton provides beautiful boutique country accommodation in Burton, Christchurch, perfect for a business stay, a family staycation or a romantic break. The 10 beautiful bedrooms are all named after local woods, and the design carries the theme of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story.

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The Bear of Burton beautiful bedrooms
The Bear of Burton pub with roomsDining at The Bear of Burton
Dining at The Bear of Burton pub with rooms, Dorset, Christchurch.
Dessert from The Bear of Burton pub restaurant and hotel, Dorset, Christchurch.

Fine country fare

With a big focus on food, the food menus at The Bear of Burton reflect the seasons, with dishes crafted from fresh, locally sourced produce. Expect exceptional cuisine at any time of day, including delicious breakfasts, afternoon tea, a prix fixe lunch menu, Sunday roasts and daily Chef Signatures.

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The Bear of Burton pub restaurant and hotel, Dorset, Christchurch.
Food from The Bear of Burton pub restaurant and hotel, Dorset, Christchurch.
Chefs from The Bear of Burton pub with rooms Dorset, Christchurch.
Dining room at The Bear of Burton pub with rooms in Dorset, Christchurch.
Cheese platter from The Bear of Burton pub with rooms, Dorset, Christchurch.
Pudding from The Bear of Burton pub restaurant and hotel, Dorset, Christchurch.

On the bar

With a diverse range of drinks at the bar, you’ll always be able to sample something new and interesting The Bear of Burton – whether it’s a pint of craft lager, seasonal ale, cider, spirit, artisan soft drink, a gin and tonic from the bespoke gin bar, or a glass of wine from the Coravin wine system. If it’s a hot drink you’re after, the team makes excellent coffee using Fuller’s exclusive Fair-trade Brewer Street Coffee blend.

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Cask ales and keg beers from The Bear of Burton pub with rooms in Dorset, Christchurch.
Coffee from The Bear of Burton pub with rooms in Dorset, Christchurch.
The Bear of Burton pub with rooms, Dorset, Christchurch.
Drinks from The Bear of Burton pub with rooms in Dorset, Christchurch.

Dine and drink Alfresco 

Venture outside onto the large south-facing terrace for alfresco dining in the sunshine. Nestled in rural countryside surroundings, The Bear of Burton’s suntrap terrace is the perfect place to settle in for afternoon tea, with your favourite drink, or a delicious meal from the prix fixe lunch menu.

Outdoor terrace at The Bear of Burton pub restaurant and hotel, Dorset, Christchurch.
The Bear of Burton pub with rooms opens Dorset, Christchurch.

Eat, drink and stay at The Bear of Burton

The Bear of Burton is now open. Located at 15-17 Salisbury Road in Burton, Christchurch, Dorset, [BH23 7JG], visit The Bear of Burton’s website or call the pub on 01202 477189 to make a booking.

 

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