Roger Protz on the Brown Bear Inn

Roger Protz visits the Brown Bear

The night after the Brown Bear opened we were incredibly blessed to receive a visit from Roger Protz. You can read his full write up through the link below:

“In Berwick Mark was keen to take over the Brown Bear, the town’s oldest pub and named after its coat of arms. It was rebuilt in 1898 but is far older and may once have been a coaching inn on the Great North Road – a local historian is researching its history.

The landlady had run the pub for 18 years and wanted to get out.

Enterprise put it up for auction in 2016 for £150,000 and it was bought by a local businessman, Frank Flannigan. A local group approached him and urged to save the Brown Bear as a pub and a community asset.