The Bear Cross is a contemporary Bar/Restaurant, centrally located between Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and Ferndown and within easy reach of Bournemouth International Airport.

We serve quality, freshly cooked homemade food together with a selection of great wines and award winning Badger Ales. Whether you want an informal light lunch, a get together with friends or family, a business meeting with lunch or a special celebration to be remembered we can cater for your specific needs. Equally welcome are those who want to relax with a coffee or pop in for a casual drink.

If you’re looking to host an event, please check out our occasions page. We’re experienced in holding a wide range of functions and events.

Some of our most popular features are our separate GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE or VEGAN Menu. We also have a SMALLER APPETITE section, which allows you to have a tasty main course meal leaving room for one of our delicious homemade desserts.

Dogs welcome in our lower bar area only so booking advisable

Eat at The Bear Cross

Traditional pub classics prepared with local ingredients.

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Drink at The Bear Cross

A mouth-watering range of drinks.

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Gather together at The Bear Cross

With a number of spaces in the pub, our venue is extremely versatile, and we have an array of menu options to suit your function.

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