The Bear Shop

Cathedral Quarter

Welcome to The Bear Shop on Elm Hill!

Here since 1990, we provide a personal service to bear lovers who are warmly welcomed to our shop, and encouraged to lift the bears from the shelves, to cuddle them and see if the bears would like to go home with them!

We always do the best for our customers, including next-day delivery and a layaway service that allows you to pay for your bear over three months. We are renowned for our very large choice of bears, our friendly staff, and our prompt service.​

We are housed in a beautiful Tudor building opposite a lovely plane tree which stands in place of the original Elm Hill elm. We have two large Georgian glass windows which are always displayed with bears, and shelves upon shelves of bears created by talented artists and sought-after manufacturers.

Even on the coldest and dampest of days there is a warm glow from the windows onto the cobbles in the street. Visitors are drawn in, and once inside they are encouraged to interact with the bears. We are definitely a ‘hands on’ rather than a ‘don’t touch’ shop.

Available for order online and over the phone. Delivery available as well as click-and-collect.