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The Bear

71 High Street, Esher KT10 9RQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've not been to the bear for a few years now and it was so lovely to go there with family and very close friends recently. The food menu had been updated and the food was absolutely delicious. The staff are always helpful and friendly. I recommend the Sunday roasts you won't be disappointed. Out of the 12 of us... More 

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Bear H, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the great comments and my-self and the team are glad your experience was so good. We have some fantastic staff who works with us and it’s always nice we people appreciate that. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Bear. Regards, Paul. More 

London, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After a frantic call to try and find somewhere for our Father's Day lunch, the polite manager found a booking for us in the restaurant. The Bear had not been our first choice for the lunch but we are glad all the other restaurants were booked as The Bear turned out to be a delight. The food was excellent with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were attending a family event near Esher with our son and daughter-in-law and their three young children, and The Bear provided an excellent overnight stay. The three rooms were pleasant and well equipped (fresh milk in the fridge for tea and coffee was a welcome addition to the normal hotel fare), the staff very pleasant and helpful, a late... More 

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Bear H, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the good comments and glad that you enjoyed your stay. We total understand your comments regarding the décor in the reception and bar area. We are pleased to say that we will be addressing this issue from mid-September when we will refurbish the bar and reception area. So we hope that you will be able to come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent service. Very friendly staff. The manager, Chris, couldn't have been more helpful. Food was excellent and a brilliant selection of craft beers. I can honestly say that this was the best value for money hotel I've ever stayed at.

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

First and last time.We arrived early had a drink outside which had an amazing atmosphere. We were join by friends 6 of and had booked a meal n the restaurant. We all went to the restaurant which was like sitting in a school dinner hall, very informal. My meal arrived after everyone else had finished because 2 of our diners... More 

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Bear H, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to pass your comments on. The service you received was not great and not what we aspire to. I have recently taken over at The Bear and hope to improve standards going forward. We are also planning a major refurbishment of the bar and restaurant from mid-September. Bring the business up to date and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice garden area, drinks are quite expensive but would recommend a visit, not sure about staying the night but as a pub it is extremely lovely. Good crowd as well when me and my fiancé went on a saturday night, very busy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I stayed here this week for one night. The room I had was quite small but big enough for what I needed. The bed was comfy and although it's quite a busy bar downstairs there was no noise disruption in the room. Breakfast was pretty good as well & not over priced. I didn't have an evening meal here so... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited this pub on the way to the races. We ordered a pint of Guinness and they couldn't pour it for toffee. It was half head and half pint. When asked to top it up the staff were very rude and initially refused to top it up. When pointed out we were paying for it they topped it up but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Called here for a meal and drinks during this years Volksworld Show at Sandown Park Racecourse. We all ordered food which came very quickly. The food was very well presented. We had a load of Peronni's & had a good time, the atmosphere is excellent and it can get very busy.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

i took some freinds to the bear we had beer, wine for the girls. the food was great lots of it, a very good selection of sandwiches with chips ,any thing you want and thay will do it if posible, a nice warm cozy place slap bang in the middle of esher.my freinds had a wale of a time and... More 

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