The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield
You wouldn’t even know it was there. One sunny Sunday afternoon (quite a few weeks ago!) we were looking for a place to have a quiet drink. I did a double take as I looked into the window of a place that looked similar to Aladdin’s cave. It had several entrances but no sign, just three golden jagged stripes which I now know symbolises a bear’s claw mark. It seemed very mysterious.
I often assume these things are members only, but we gambled when we saw that they had a terrace area. We asked if we could have a drink there and they showed us through. You don’t have to be a member to eat or drink in this location. The cocktails are incredible, and although expensive, they are worth every penny.
This is what we saw, a mixture of my photos and Crazy Bear’s…
The words that came into my head to describe this place were opulent, decadent, lavish and probably garish to some people, but it works – from an automatic monsoon waterfall to wash your hands in, in the mirrored patchwork bathroom, to a gold leafed stair case and diamond studded black leather sofas…
There is an outside pool area too, that is decorated with Moroccan alcoves at the side of it – an air of ‘Made In Chelsea’
The cocktails are incredible, see the menu here, and the customer service is highly commendable too. A night out here would most definitely be on the pricey side, and staying in the hotel rooms will take you back just a bit!! But just look at some of the rooms that Crazy Bear have created… They have other locations in Oxford, Fitzrovia in London and Covent Garden (members only)
The Beaconsfield location has several restaurants too: Thai, English, Italian and there is a Japanese restaurant opening at some point this year
Weddings, meetings, massages, events… it’s worth exploring the website in wonder even if you don’t visit!