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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Visited here after hearing some great things and we were not disappointed, lovely people in a homely warm restaurant, the food was fantastic and we will be returning

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Sammys98
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited here after hearing some great things and we were not disappointed, lovely people in a homely warm restaurant, the food was fantastic and we will be returning

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nothing exciting or different, just good plain cooking. The interior looks a little dated but this is compensated by the excellent service. Whilst the food is very good, the presentation is nothing to write home about.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A restaurant in a double fronted older property which is not a chain. The experience is like having dinner in a very nice home. The food is very well cooked and tasty. We went as a couple and had sea bass (nicely cooked in butter & lemon) and Duck (which came in a lovely gravy). Would recommend for a very... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

2nd visit this year. Great food again with a nice cosy welcoming atmosphere, nothing flashy about this place you just get really good food in nice relaxing surroundings

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Old Bear is always a great experience. We went for a family celebration and left feeling very happy. From Karen's warm welcome, through pre-dinner drinks in the lounge area perusing the menu, to being shown our table and eating a delectable meal, all is well done, gracious and pleasant. The food is excellent and well paced and we always... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

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

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  • Cuisine: English

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