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The Bear

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British, Gastropub
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Leatherhead Road, Oxshott, Leatherhead KT22 0JE, England
+44 1372 842747
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Description: WELCOME TO The Bear

The Bear offers dining throughout, a warm sociable bar...
WELCOME TO The Bear

The Bear offers dining throughout, a warm sociable bar area, relaxed back garden with summer barbecue and a stunning front terrace, with service, for both dining and drinks when it is fit to sit outside.

All our food is freshly prepared on the premises by our dedicated kitchen team. Our menus are seasonal. You can expect to see influences of this in our core dishes and daily specials.

On Sundays we offer prime home cooked roast dinners with seasonal accompaniments.

Private dining facilities are also available for an intimate occasion with colleagues, friends or family for parties of up to twelve.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very disappointing . . .

Having stopped for drinks here on a few occasions (and been happy with everything), I was hoping the restaurant would live up to my expectations - especially as a few friends had said it was good. However, there was very little about our experience that would make us rush back. Our visit started... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
BobSki-UK
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London, UK
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Oxshott, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love close by and come to the Bear every other week. The bar food is not cheap (but we are in Oxshott), but it is consistently good. The fish and chips is well worth it, and the burgers are well presented and tasty. Good for a nice lunch and a pleasant place to sit out front or back. Well... More 

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Thank Michaelmjohns
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Took my family for sunday dinner. Horrible food, horrible service and overpriced. The only good thing I liked about this place is backyard parking witch is spacious with plenty space (I'm not surprised why) available Would not go again and would not recommend

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1 Thank Наталья В
Tunbridge Wells
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went for Christmas lunch to the Bear in Oxshott. I'd been here before and had good sandwiches but this time around went for their two course Christmas lunch (£23.50 - starter and main). The starter was a tasteless rillette - it could actually have been made of cardboard. The main was Gressingham duck which was dry and overcooked to the... More 

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Thank maxidog1
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We started with high hopes having not been to The Bear for a good few years - décor updated and trendy, nice table in back room for the 16 or so of us for a Birthday dinner for 89 year old Dad/Grandpa! All down hill from there.....service was sooooo slow considering the place was half empty, smaller tables that arrived... More 

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Thank Tracey S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I must admit I was sceptical about going to a posh pub. But I was not disappointed in any way. The crab/avocado/fennel starter was delicious, followed by fish & chips, with mushy peas; with the winter berry tart and vanilla cream was great to finish. I was pleasantly surprised that the wine selection was superb - something for everyone! Do... More 

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Thank Graham H
London, UK
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Having stopped for drinks here on a few occasions (and been happy with everything), I was hoping the restaurant would live up to my expectations - especially as a few friends had said it was good. However, there was very little about our experience that would make us rush back. Our visit started off poorly when we were shown to... More 

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Thank BobSki-UK
Julian C, Sales and Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I would like to apologies for not meeting your expectations on your recent visit with us. I understand that sometimes other parties may be louder then you would like, and I am glad to hear that you were promptly moved to another table that was more suitable for you. Although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Went there with some friends for food and drinks.we decided to eat and drink at the bar.the food was great and all the staff were friendly.will defently return

Helpful?
Thank Kelly3592
Julian C, Sales and Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and the team were friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Kelly More 

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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Decided to meet some friends here for lunch before going on to the cinema. Was pleasantly surprised at the menu choices. It's far from the pub grub I was expecting and It was a little more pricey than was planning on paying for lunch on this particular occasion. However the food was obviously fresh and the menu well designed. I... More 

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Thank Steve T
Julian C, Sales and Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. I am very glad to hear that you and your girlfriend had a lovely time on your recent visit and that you both enjoyed the food. We hope to see you both again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly More 

Surrey
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is such a shame that this lovely pub is always so disappointing. The girl behind the bar is consistently disinterested and I really can't believe she is still there. I have never ever been made to feel anything but a nuisance, the service is terrible and the food is not much better. Wake up, you are sitting on a... More 

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Thank LouisSurrey
Julian C, Sales and Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to here that your recent visit to us, did not meet your expectations. I will be passing on your comments to the rest of the team in our next staff training. Thank you again for taking the time, to let us know your thoughts. Kind Regards, Kelly More 

Tadworth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful day I thought I would treat my daughters to lunch and we decided to try somewhere new. There seemed to be miscommunication from the start. We asked if we should order in or out and were told two different things but gestured to go outside. We chose a lovely spot outside. A very nice young lady came... More 

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Thank Debs S
Julian C, Sales & Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am glad you found the food to be tasty but would like to apologies that the service did not meet your expectations. I can assure that this was not our intention and I will be passing on your feedback to the team in our next meeting. Thank you again,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Leatherhead Road, Oxshott, Leatherhead KT22 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Leatherhead
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 842747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

Description

WELCOME TO The Bear

The Bear offers dining throughout, a warm sociable bar area, relaxed back garden with summer barbecue and a stunning front terrace, with service, for both dining and drinks when it is fit to sit outside.

All our food is freshly prepared on the premises by our dedicated kitchen team. Our menus are seasonal. You can expect to see influences of this in our core dishes and daily specials.

On Sundays we offer prime home cooked roast dinners with seasonal accompaniments.

Private dining facilities are also available for an intimate occasion with colleagues, friends or family for parties of up to twelve.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?