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The Old Bear Restaurant

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14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
01823-33-17-77
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

Absolutely amazing food in lovely surroundings. Would definitely go back again. All the food was freshly cooked, and a good range of options. Make sure you leave room for three courses, as dessert was too good to miss as well!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Martin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Absolutely amazing food in lovely surroundings. Would definitely go back again. All the food was freshly cooked, and a good range of options. Make sure you leave room for three courses, as dessert was too good to miss as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were Well looked after, 5 other tables in the room, simple classic menu served with veg as sides included as the meal, no extra order required charming spot great for a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Visited here after hearing some great things and we were not disappointed, lovely people in a homely warm restaurant, the food was fantastic and we will be returning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nothing exciting or different, just good plain cooking. The interior looks a little dated but this is compensated by the excellent service. Whilst the food is very good, the presentation is nothing to write home about.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A restaurant in a double fronted older property which is not a chain. The experience is like having dinner in a very nice home. The food is very well cooked and tasty. We went as a couple and had sea bass (nicely cooked in butter & lemon) and Duck (which came in a lovely gravy). Would recommend for a very... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

2nd visit this year. Great food again with a nice cosy welcoming atmosphere, nothing flashy about this place you just get really good food in nice relaxing surroundings

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Old Bear is always a great experience. We went for a family celebration and left feeling very happy. From Karen's warm welcome, through pre-dinner drinks in the lounge area perusing the menu, to being shown our table and eating a delectable meal, all is well done, gracious and pleasant. The food is excellent and well paced and we always... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited with a group of friends for a Sunday Lunch. Because we were quite a large party we pre-booked and the menu was shorter than the normal menu but we were happy with the selection. We gathered in the lounge area which is quite small for a large party and had a drink while we waited for the food... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening with friends. There was a very warm welcome on arrival by the owner, a very charming lady, and invited to take a drink in the lounge area before our meal. While having our drink we were given the menu and told about the day's specials. After just the right amount of time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited on a Friday evening to celebrate a birthday. We've never been here before but it came on a recommendation from a friend. Very warm and friendly greeting and the whole place felt very relaxing and homely. There were 5 of us and each of our starters were lovely with great flavour. The mains came with a wide variety... More 

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Address: 14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
Phone Number: 01823-33-17-77
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: 14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: 01823-33-17-77

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  • Cuisine: British

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