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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Description: WELCOME TO The Bear The Bear offers dining throughout, a warm sociable...
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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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Slow, slow, service

We visited on a weekday lunchtime. The background music was quite loud and there were several tables occupied. We had reserved a table but it was never full. Drinks orders were taken quite promptly but we then waited 30 minutes before our food orders were taken, and that was after having to seek... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Compliantpete
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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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

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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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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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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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
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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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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 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited on a weekday lunchtime. The background music was quite loud and there were several tables occupied. We had reserved a table but it was never full. Drinks orders were taken quite promptly but we then waited 30 minutes before our food orders were taken, and that was after having to seek out the sole person on duty to... More 

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Julian C, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your visit too us this past week. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and lunch. I am sorry that your speed of service was not of your liking. I will pass on your comments to the rest of... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I keep trying this pub because it's so local, but yet again I'm disappointed. I arrived on a Saturday night to one staff member on the bar who had disappeared to find some vodka, so as usual the service was very slow! A friend and I ordered a sharing platter which was very disappointing both in the quality of the... More 

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Julian C, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on your visit to us this past weekend. I am sorry to hear that your were dissatisfied with your antipasti sharing board as these prove very popular both as sharing boards and as starters. I can assure you that we take our food safety very... More 

Sutton Coldfield
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have met customers here a couples of times for lunch and always enjoyed the experience. They have a varied menu with reasonable prices (for Surrey) which can be enjoyed inside or out on an extensive sun terrace. Good selection of beers, lagers and ales if you are a CAMRA buff in addition to all the brands that you would expect... More 

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Julian C, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is always nice to hear positive feedback. I will pass on your comments to the rest of the Team and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Julian Clayton General Manager – The Bear, Oxshott. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a special occasion. Our hosts had visited the restaurant in the morning to leave a beautiful cake in the shape of a Mortar Board to celebrate their daughters Graduation. A special room had been booked and the table promised to our party of 8 - which included one wheel chair user - was to be ours for the... More 

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Julian C, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am clearly very sorry that your experience with us fell way short of your expectations. Please do be assured that your dissatisfaction was not of our intention. Julian Clayton General Manager – The Bear, Oxshott. More 

Oxshott
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Really good service and attentive staff. Food was good and reasonably priced. Good family restaurant with great bar and terrace.

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Julian C, Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your thoughts on your visit to us this past week. We have been taking a good look at how we deliver all to our Guests and it is very nice to hear that this is being acknowledged and recognised. I hope that on a future visit you experience the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Description of set menu starter chicken pate and the roast which I had to pay more for was very average in fact definitely not value for money. The food is presented poorly, the veg was cold. No point informing staff they are on another planet but try very hard. The meat was so thinly cut it did not taste of... 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 18 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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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