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The Old Bear Restaurant

14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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Ranked #10 of 195 Restaurants in Taunton
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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95% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place is as wonderful as its always been after living away for over 10 years we went for a special celebration and we were reminded why we used to go here before. Food was exceptional and love the cosy setting the staff actually care and even though there was only 2 of them the service is excellent. The chef... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the time I booked the restaurant to the time that we finally paid the bill, the experience of being a diner at The Old Bear was a pleasant experience. Without exception, the staff were attentive without being overbearing (no pun intended). The presentation and amount of food was very good but the first prize had to go to the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal to celebrate recent good news. It seemed quiet for a Friday night but that wasn't a bad thing for us. The staff were most welcoming and we had some lovely food. The portions weren't overly big and quite expensive for what they were but nevertheless really tasty food. Overall a really cute little restaurant you... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Yet another excellent meal to remember. Food excellent value, first class service. We were the only couple in the restaurant,which I found very strange considering the quality of the restaurant, however it did not detract from the service or excellent food. I just hope more people will try out this wonderful place and discover what a true find it is.

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Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I took my family here for my 70th birthday dinner. Had not been here for a couple of years and it was still as good as ever. We pre booked the orders from their superb menu including food for 3 children and it was all perfect. Each person could not fault anything from the service to the ambiance of the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

First time here, when in town visiting my parents, but hopefully not the last. The food was outstanding and the staff very friendly and efficient. Truly outstanding!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our first visit was a joy. The ambience is comfortable old fashioned. The husband is the chef and the wife front of house, it is their business and you can see they care. Our waitress was attentive, helpful and well trained. All food was home made even the vegetarian option which is so often not. The duck was the best... More

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Sussex by the sea
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My colleague and I have eaten here a few times mid week. The restauarant is delightful and very welcoming. The menu is brief, but has enough range of choice and the quality is very good at the price. This is a place I would be very happy to recommend and return to. The food is beautifully cooked and presented. Service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Cant fault it, very friendly and relaxed, and some of the best food I have had, and Karen is a gem. Gets busy though, so best to book. Perhaps the only critisism would be a limited menu, but ALL on the menu is cooked superbly.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was our first time at The Old Bear and we were not disappointed! Food great, service great, it will definitely not be our last visit!

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