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The Old Bear Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
+44 1823 331777
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Taunton all my life I have never been to this restaurant, but so glad we did last Friday. The service was exceptional, food was all home cooked and a lovely cozy table for the 4 of us in front the log fire. We will be back again soon and will try out your Sunday lunch

Thank Marcdr72
Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How do you rate a restaurant that provides the best in food, service and ambiance it is above excellent. Gold stars and more. Thanks Michael, Karen , Ellie and Ness for a truly wonderful evening. J&J Taunton

Thank jdb4404
Taunton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for many years but only just got round to reviewing it on TripAdvisor. We always enjoy our meal here and the service is excellent. We used it a couple of years ago for our Golden Wedding celebration for a large party and everything was entirely satisfactory. Ate there again this week and the... More 

Thank golfpsyche1
Taunton, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

From the minute you walk through the door, you are instantly put at ease. Impressive ambiance , welcoming staff. Traditional Sunday roast cooked to perfection. A wide selection of interesting starters and desserts.. Comprehensive wine list. Starched white table clothes and a first for me ....i did not cover it with gravy! Not over priced . We highly recommend this... More 

Thank thatmanandrobin
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

For our 25th wedding anniversary we wanted to take the family some where special. That was what we got. The venue and staff were friendly and relaxed which simply allowed us to enjoy the whole evening. The children consider themselves as foodies having worked in pubs and restaurants. They really enjoyed the perfectly cooked food that was served discreetly. The... More 

Thank Neil F
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 331777

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