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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good food, good service, clean and pleasant restaurant.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Has looked after a group of us for several years in the run up to Christmas. Lovely food and atmosphere, terrific owners.

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Bridgwater
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43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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
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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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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