The Bear and Ragged Staff

PUBLISHED: 16:21 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:06 27 May 2015

The Bear and Ragged Staff

The Bear and Ragged Staff


With its open fires and curios dotted around, this 16th Century pub located in the heart of the Test Valley is a treasure trove of local paraphernalia. From vintage photographs to a parchment detailing the pub’s history, the place is steeped in nostalgia.

Inside the Pub nothing really matches, but somehow everything ‘goes’. This eclectic ambience and its lived in charm is made classy by just a touch of the contemporary.

Vast but by no means sparse, the Bear and Ragged Staff is sprawling with cosy nooks and snugs. From tables crafted from logs, to leather sofas and tub chairs there are many ways for you to relax, unwind and enjoy the delicious homemade food in a perfect setting.

Of course you can call in for just a drink in the garden with a choice of 4 real ales or select from one of 14 wines all on offer by the glass or the bottle, or enjoy a fresh bean to cup cappuccino by the open log fire.

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Stonymarsh, Michelmersh, Romsey. Hampshire SO51 0LB; 01794 368602

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