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The Old Bear Restaurant

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14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came hear and the food is just delicious and the staff are helpful a fantastic end of day meal which we will all remember for a very long time

Thank paul b
Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Had a really lovely family lunch with my mother and father. It was second to none. The roast beef and chicken with tasty vegetables was followed by some delicious desserts. The ambiance was delightful and the staff very friendly and efficient. The establishment has a touch of elegance which is sadly lacking in many places so it is nice to... More 

Thank sueflorida
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We found this little place and were delighted with the service and the excellent quality of food. Would definitely appeal to an older discerning clientele. Everything was freshly cooked by a experienced Chef and the Hostess was charming.

Thank richardlogcabin17
Somerton, Somerset
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Nice greeting on arrival, service throughout the evening was excellent, all dishes served were delicious. We couldn't fault the evening

Thank Somertontraveller
Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We held our daughters wedding reception here and it was amazing. Karen and Mike made the evening really special and we cannot thank them enough.

Thank Vicki M
Taunton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Interesting experience for us as a young couple. Food was very good and all the staff were very friendly. However we felt a little out of place as other diners and the environment suggested they were looking for an older clientele. Not dissapointed with it as the food was very good but wouldn't recommend for young groups.

Thank Tom-Baldock
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The Old Bear was a charming find on a busy Saturday night in Taunton. We had a warm welcome and were made to feel very comfortable. The service was exceptional and we were treated to wonderful homely cooking. Very reasonable prices. Altogether a lovely, if extraordinary, experience, complete with classic dishes that might take some down memory lane.

Thank Emily R
Taunton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and 4 friends went there after we make got married for the evening meal. It was absolutely fabulous. The service was excellent and the food was great and the ambience very good. Karen and Mike do work hard to give you good service and great food.

Thank Ken J
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Really felt at ease in this restaurant from the time i walked through the door. the Food was loverly and a large portion of fresh vegetables with the meal. a most relaxing atmosphere and is the place to eat in Taunton. i love this place, and will frequent time and time again.

Thank keithpotter1
Hemyock, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Party of 6 arrived for Sunday lunch and as expected had a great time. Very welcoming hosts, delicious food and drink, attentive staff -nothing was too much trouble including bringing a birthday cake to the table and singing This was our 3rd visit - all for special occasions - and we would highly recommend

Thank Janice B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?