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The Bear Pad, 7 Hayes Place, Holloway, Bath, BA2 4QW

Tel 01225 330255                Email


Accessibility: We are wheelchair accessible, but parking can be tricky. Many of the local buses are suitable for wheelchairs, so may provide an alternative transport option.


Walking: From the railway station, cross the river using the Halfpenny Bridge behind the station and then go over the two light-controlled crossings.  Once over the roads, go right then turn left and immediately take the right hand fork – St Mark’s Road – which is a short cul-de-sac.  At the end go around the left of the church and continue on the footpath to the lower end of The Holloway, and follow it as it curves round to the left and up the hill (about half a mile).  The Bear Pad is at the top on the right hand side.

The route is fairly steep, but there is plenty of interest on the way up to allow you to pause and enjoy.  The Holloway is the route of the historical road from Bath to Wells.  Along its route you will see the towering trees of Beechen cliff to the left and pass the historic Magdalen Chapel, once attached to the 12th century Leper Hospital.


By bus: Take the bus to Bear Flat – several buses take this route, including the 3 and 4 and many of the buses going south from Bath city centre.  We are opposite Rolfey’s, a few yards down the side street (the Holloway) that turns off the main road right on the bend.  Look for our sign – you should be able to see it from the Co-op.


Cycling: Take route 244 of the National Cycling Network to the eastern end of the Devonshire Tunnel (the end nearest to the town centre). This is not shown on the Google map (below), but you are now in the middle of the space between Bloomfield Road, Maple Grove and Egerton Road/Hensley Road. Turn north off the cycle route, and go north and then turn west (right) around the park to Bloomfield Road.  Turn north again (left) along the road, merge onto the Wellsway which comes in from the right at the junction, and continue to the corner at Bear Flat (a few hundred yards).  Cross over the road on the bend and turn onto the Holloway directly ahead.  We’re just a few yards down on the left hand side.

If you’re struggling to get across at the corner, it may be easier to dismount and backtrack to the pedestrian lights by the pub. For cycling route maps, visit



Parking is very limited in this area, so we recommend you use alternative transport. There are various car parks in and around the town centre, from where you can walk to the railway station and up the hill, or take the bus.

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