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The Old Bear Restaurant

14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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Ranked #10 of 196 Restaurants in Taunton
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Service was good and pleasant but a little amateurish. The food was generally of good quality but the menu and the choice was "old fashioned" and lacked excitement; should be updated. The ambiance in the bar area was poor; mainly due to the eclectic nature of the assembled furniture resulting in a stilted atmosphere.

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

best food ...best people I ve ever met... you have to walk in and you ll descover a very good team,familly and taste! I miss it...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took our middle son for Sunday lunch. He was impressed with the food, the service and the atmosphere. As usual, we thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Roast. The restaurant is so popular that a booking for Sunday lunch needs to be made weeks in advance. We were there on 27th July and asked for a table for 2 on 28th... More

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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 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
219 reviews 219 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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
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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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