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The Old Bear Restaurant

14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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Ranked #9 of 203 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
somerset
Top Contributor
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
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was the best Restaurant I have been to in Taunton. The menu was not too extensive, but very good. The service was exceptional, and when the food arrived was of an exceptional standard. Having cloth napkins on the table, makes everything so much more professional.

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Taunton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This used to be my mother's favourite restaurant until her death in 2006. My wife and I decided to take visiting friends there last week and what a treat! A very warm welcome, three excellent courses, superb efficient and friendly service. We all came away feeling well satisfied with our meals and wine. A very reasonable price for this quality... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Traditional Good Quality Restaurant in Taunton. Relative short menu but excellent quality, good service and nice atmosphere. A few comments being Old Fashioned but this is the draw to the Old Bear, as it is Traditional, which there are very very few in Taunton. Highly Recommended.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch Mike and Karen have done it again, great food and atmosphere great staff very friendly family run restaurant worth going to for Sunday lunch will need to book in advance as very busy place

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Address: 14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Cuisine: English

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