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41 Charnham Street, Hungerford RG17 0EL, England
+44 1488 682512
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Ranked #20 of 28 Restaurants in Hungerford
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Bear was refurbished in November 2013 and has a fantatsic Restaurant and large Bar area. Food is served everyday 11am until 10pm.
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English first
England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of investment has gone into improving the hotel. And it looks good - but where is the investment on excellent service and catering staff?? The Sunday lunch was very average - hard carrots - certainly not worth the money. The staff were friendly enough but not attentive - they were trying to service in 2 separate areas by the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

An average affair not much to be excited about? Clean and relaxing but could do much better. A little smile would go a long way at times

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Andover, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went here for the first time in December at a firm’s Christmas dinner, and it was good. While there I was given a voucher for a reduced price meal, so in early January my family & I went to the Bear for dinner on a Saturday night. The Bear is part of a national chain of pub-restaurants, and as... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi John, We are pleased you enjoyed your firms Christmas do with us and that you came back to try our main menu. We are delighted that you found us friendly and unhurried, we like to pride ourselves in a relaxed atmosphere. We do agree that the Merlot is a great wine, definitely quaffable. Kind Regards Roger More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant and cannot understand the bad reviews about it. Perhaps people expect too much for the price. It is a standard Old English Inns menu and the chef makes a good job of it. A reasonable amount of choice and acceptable prices. The staff were very accommodating to our requests and very friendly,... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your restaurant review, we are pleased you enjoyed it. Kind Regards Roger More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went early December with a group of WI ladies so had a set meal for £15 a head. Prawn cocktail was a few prawns mixed with rose sauce and a few bits of soft melba toast, no butter. Xmas dinner very plain, stuffing tasted like baked paxo. Dessert was a choc slice which was fine but nothing grand. The portions... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we are pleased that you enjoyed the lunchtime visit and the level of service we provide. We are disappointed that we missed the butter off your prawn cocktail. In regards to your main course, we served over 800 turkey roast during the Christmas period. It is difficult to jazz up a Roast dinner without... More 

Hungerford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For a brewery owned hotel, can't believe how poor the beer is. I have given it a few goes in the last few months hoping it will get better. Real shame used to be a real nice bar before Green King messed it up.

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear, we are very proud of our real ales here and as such are extremely honoured to have achieved the Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of how the beers are kept, therefore we are bitterly disappointed that you do not like them. As a brewery owned outlet the majority of... More 

Great Bedwyn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

On arrival at hotel for a pre booked table for four,we were met by the most rude and offhand receptionist it was our misfortune to meet.They had lost our reservation and blamed it on a computer malfunction.we were then informed that only a small percentage of the menu was available as they had not had a delivery.we left and had... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The event I booked a table for 16 for my 30th birthday. Out of 16 people my food was the latest. Mine arrived as my friend took her last mouthful. The dish Given that the hotel is not known for its food, I ordered fajitas... Who could get that wrong. The menu promised "sizzling" chicken accompanied with guacamole and 1833... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My friends and I booked the Bear for a birthday meal last night. There were 15 of us and some had travelled a fair distance to celebrate my friend's birthday. There was no welcome when we arrived. The table was ready, but unfortunately was a mismatch of tables that varied in heights. For the poor people who had had the... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review of our shortcomings, as most people that read trip advisor 'reviews' are aware, the majority of 'reviewers' who 'review' for the first time do so because they have a particular whine or whinge to moan about. We are pleased that your table was ready for you when you arrived... More 

North Berwick
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had booked a table for lunch (for the second time) and then I read the reviews of 'The Bear'. I was of a mind to cancel given the severe criticism of other, recent, reviewers. However, we (4) kept our nerve, went for coffee, stayed for lunch and are at a complete loss to relate to the criticisms of this... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Brand at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bear. We are pleased you found everything to your satisfaction and have chosen to praise us on here, good reviews mean so much to the team here and go along way to offsetting the sometimes personal and deflating reviews that have become part and parcel of the complaints culture we have... More 

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Address: 41 Charnham Street, Hungerford RG17 0EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1488 682512
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Hungerford
Cuisine: British

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