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The Old Bear Restaurant

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14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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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
Great Service, Great Food Near Taunton Town Centre

Eight of us went here for dinner recently. We had a great welcome from Karen and enjoyed a leisurely drink while we studied the menu. My husband chose steak and I had duck. There was a wide variety of vegetables served separately for all of us to share. For pudding we had Caribbean creams... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Jill W
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Bridgwater
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Bridgwater
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Eight of us went here for dinner recently. We had a great welcome from Karen and enjoyed a leisurely drink while we studied the menu. My husband chose steak and I had duck. There was a wide variety of vegetables served separately for all of us to share. For pudding we had Caribbean creams - delicious with ginger, lime and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have only visited this place twice!! But have loved it every time. Very attentive staff very informative and generally nice!! Clean fresh and not over the top. Felt a bit like being in the best ' parlour' very comfortable . But the food is absolutely excellent and cannot be faulted . I will certainly come here more often ! Ps... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bright,clean well presented restaurant.All staff very polite and the friendly service is superb.Food is excellent.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

had a works Christmas meal very enjoyable and lovely atmosphere Very reasonable priced would certainly go again

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I've recommended this to multiple colleagues and friends since having dinner here while in Taunton on business last week. Worth making the effort to travel to. An unusual dining experience that feels just like being in someone's front room - the decor, atmosphere and welcoming owner all contribute to this. There's something slightly other-worldly or nostalgic about it. As for... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
134 helpful votes 134 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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