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The Bear Inn, Beyton

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European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
01359270249
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Sunday
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are open seven days a week and have a restaurant serving food from...
We are open seven days a week and have a restaurant serving food from Thursday evening through to Sunday afternoon. We serve British food with a contemporary twist using quality locally sourced ingredients.
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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch with friends

Don't be put off by the unprepossessing exterior. This is a great place to eat. We had a delicious lunch chosen from a small but interesting menu with very good, locally supplied ingredients. Staff were helpful and pleased to be part of a great place. Stripped bare tables and chairs, with no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Clare V
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Don't be put off by the unprepossessing exterior. This is a great place to eat. We had a delicious lunch chosen from a small but interesting menu with very good, locally supplied ingredients. Staff were helpful and pleased to be part of a great place. Stripped bare tables and chairs, with no frills or soft furnishings did not detract from... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is many years since I have set foot in this rather unprepossessing hostelry. I my youth and indeed in later years it was a famed beer house, not my scene. My friend suggested that to celebrate my birthday we ought to visit and have a meal as he had heard very good things about it. Never one not to... More 

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Turn right and you are in with the country drinkers with and open fire but turn left and you have a lovely dining room and the food was excellent. Very well prepared and great tasting! Get to know the landlord/owner he's actually funnier than he looks! LOL The staff were great too and always kept us topped up! Great price... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had heard great things about the restaurant, so we went there for my husbands birthday with the family. I found the food pretty to look at but lacking in taste and quite frankly a bit pretentious. Good presentation and small portions isn't really what it is about. It mainly has to deliver on taste and if it doesn't do... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Bear Inn for the first time last night. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our table. The food was 'restaurant standard' and great value. They offer 'tasting' size desserts which is a great idea - I normally want a dessert but don't have room for a full portion. We will definitely be back... More 

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bury st edmunds
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Having not eaten here before, trip advisor reviews persuaded a friend and I to try here one thursday evening. It all seemed quite average really, nothing to complain about, just nothing to rave about either. Not the flavoursome food I expected

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Beyton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Another truely excellent meal at The Bear, an absolute delight in every way. Even though we were a party of 20, the food and service was superb. Can't wait to visit again.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited the Bear in January and had the Christmas menu of turkey etc. As Dec had just finished we were not expecting to be blown away by the usual fare. How wrong we were, the meal was delicious. It was not heavy or bland, but beautifully balanced. Our New Year's resolution is to visit the Bear more often.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have just been here for my husbands birthday meal. The food was amazing the best lamp rump I have ever had! Very good value for money. We will visit again.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We rang on the 27th December wanting a table for 9 people on the following day for my mother in law's 82nd birthday. Table no problem sir. After a minor disaster, 2 of our party were unable to make the main part of the meal but no problems, everything proceeded as normal after we were asked if we wanted to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds  >  Beyton
  • Phone Number: 01359270249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub

Description

We are open seven days a week and have a restaurant serving food from Thursday evening through to Sunday afternoon. We serve British food with a contemporary twist using quality locally sourced ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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