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The Purple Bear is an independent Smokehouse, Beer and Cocktail joint ran by 3 local lads who, after about 15 years each in the industry chased the insane dream of getting their own place. The concept was and is very simple – class food & drink in a comfortable environment.

After nearly 3 years of ups, downs, near misses, a relocation, and a significant increase in grey hair the doors first opened on Thursday 16th March 2017.

This is the 4th edition of our drinks menu and was launched on Friday 16th March 2018 it is brought to you in part by pernod- ricard, cellar trends, maxxium & eden fine wines. all of which along with us at The Purple Bear encourage you to enjoy responsibly.

We are truly grateful everyone who crosses our path especially those that join us for some scran or a drink. Big shout out to freemans butchers who locally supply our meat, and the local breweries flying the flag for quality beer in the North East. And of course our familes and loved ones ( insert cliches here) you guys are the best. Except Dan.


Richie, Michael and Dav

It seems that by our 5th (yes we’ve done that many!) drinks menu we’ve collected a canny amount of libations that we love serving you lovely people so feel free to click on the link below to read to your heart’s content.

That being said with the current hangover from the pandemic we are currently running a slightly reduced menu, which you can see below.