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The Old Bear Restaurant

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14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of our favourites.

Always a warm welcome. Comfortable surroundings. Delicious food which is consistently good. Whether you want evening meal or Sunday lunch you can't go wrong.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Pat D
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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Always a warm welcome. Comfortable surroundings. Delicious food which is consistently good. Whether you want evening meal or Sunday lunch you can't go wrong.

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somerset
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went here after a funeral and had a very pleasant afternoon tea. Nicely set out tables with linen cloths and good friendly service.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Karen and her husband. Michael. opened on a Monday evening especially for my 70th birthday celebration - private dining indeed! We had a superb evening, wonderful food and service. Our friends from Chatham said to Karen ' We wish we lived closer, we would definitely come here regularly' what more praise can you give! . Thank you both Ray and... More 

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Taunton
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were here last with a party in November having been before a number of times. This is a traditional restaurant serving very traditional food. Lots of vegetables. Food is a bit bland. It gives the impression that food is pre-prepared ( or bought in partly cooked) and heated up by the chef. Vegetables were overcooked. The restaurant is very... More 

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I booked here for my anniversary and didnt know what this place was like. I was pleasantly surprised as it turned out to be one of the best evenings in taunton I have ever had. The owners were very welcoming. The food was amazing, lots of flavour, the timings between courses was perfect. You get the table for the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This by far is thee best restaurant in Taunton, the food is exquisite EVERY time & the service is ALWAYS first class...I have been dining here for more than 10 years & it is the only restaurant I have EVER been too, where your dining experience is guaranteed to be above the rest each time, as they rarely change the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This was a thoroughly good experience. The welcome, food, service and ambience were first class. The menu is not huge, but there is plenty to choose from and reasonably priced. Freshly cooked food means time to enjoy a leisurely drink! Nearby car parking. Our first visit will not be our last.

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somerset
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

From the moment we entered The Old Bear ,the service was attentive,welcoming and friendly.The same greetings were received by us, as their regular diners,this was our first visit,it definitely won't be the last!! Great to have tablecloth,napkins and silver cutlery,made the family meal feel that much more special. Five different starters all were met with approval,especially the asparagus/parma ham/brie special.As... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Once again a big thank you to Michael and Karen and her staff for another excellent evening, catering for 26 members of our Camera Club, exceptional standard as usual, lovely food well prepared, and lovely Christmas atmosphere . Once again thank you.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Exceptional attentive knowledgable servers, exceptional quality locally sourced food enjoyed in an exceptionally clean restaurant prepared by artisan chefs. Front of house host Karen Broderick, a consummate accommodating professional, demonstrating the highest of standards. Consistently delivers faultless dining experiences to Every customer, at every service on every occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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