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The Bear and Swan

13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
01275 331100
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Chew Magna
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have been here several times but today's visit was disappointing. The roast beef was very, very tough and vegetables only just adequately warm. Staff were a bit slow also and it wasn't even full. I did mention that the beef was tough and was offered something else but didn't want to wait for another meal to be produced. I... More

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Hampton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ate on a Saturday lunchtime as a party of eight. Great selection on the menu to everyone's taste. Staff were very friendly and food good. Pleasantly surprised by the value when the bill arrived!

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I am in to my steaks and this pub serves some of the best. The farmer is named, he raises and butchers the Angus/Hereford cross locally. it is hung for 30 days. And cooked perfectly. Our group ordered Rib-eyes and T-bones cooked to different tastes from medium to "blue" and all were very satisfied. A nice option was a Roquefort... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great service, amazing roast beef and great kids menu - topped up with a great external courtyard which is a fantastic sun trap!

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somerset
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband had been to this pub before for his Christmas party and said the food was good so we thought we would go back but this time we were all disappointed. The meals are overpriced for what they serve. The steak was small and served with a small bowl of chips which were not homemade. For £17 we would... More

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Cardiff
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Before you pay overpriced beer and food at Bristol airport think about this place. Lovely food and lovely beer at decent prices. Three courses for £16 is worth considering. Good ambience of a local country pub.

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

went for lunch on a quiet monday, good looking menu if a little expensive overall. However we chose to have the lunch meal deal and food was very well cooked and presented and beer and service as good as is to be expected. we shall return to see if some of the a la carte dishes justify their price tag.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We decided to visit the bear and swan because of good reviews, we were lead to believe we were paying a high price for a good quality meal. I ordered the tbone steak as recommended medium rare and ended up with a very well done (burnt) small tbone. As for triple cooked chips, I dont think so. Drinks are extremely... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have visited this pub many times to treat elderly parents to lunch. Service is always very good, and the choice of food is excellent, with an extensive menu which will suit most people. The quality of the food is solid and always well presented, portion sizes are large. A good wine list, too. The atmosphere of the place is... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Good service from staff. Food and atmospher good. however could not give five star as not as good value lunch as we had in Druids Arms on the weekend. Garden needs clearing of rubbish.

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