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The Bear Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
+44 1359 270249
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?? Appalling treatment and terrible food! When we booked the table the "restaurant" (and I say that loosely) failed to mention that they were "in-between menus" and therefore half of the menu was not available to order. We were left with a list of what they had left and how many :/ Really??? Yep!! Also we were... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to be seated and drinks ordered. Then we were told the majority of the menu was unavailable due to autumn/winter menu change and that their oven had failed. The food arrived, which was around £15 each for the main. This was simply laughable. Chicken in Cup a soup !! I had driven from North Wales for my dad's... More 

Thank Ian W
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were met with a raft of excuses by the waiting staff, only one oven working so you may have to wait longer for your food, we are changing from our autumn to winter menus so there are a number of dishes unavailable, although they were still advertising their autumn menu. The chicken in cream sauce was more like chicken... More 

Thank annwilliamson60
Ely, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food Visited with friends and family all round good evening the food was well presented. Will return

Thank richwilky
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten here twice in the last week and both occasions had an excellent plate of food. The place is much warmer and more cosy than it used to be - just glad we live close and can get there often.

Thank Clare F
East Anglia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My wife and I had lunch here last Sunday. I had the roast beef which was excellent and so tender. Home made horseradish sauce which was super but very hot. My wife had a real plateful of the chicken dish which she thoroughly enjoyed. Cannot praise this place enough, The staff were very efficient and friendly and the chef Should... More 

Thank JohnOrsler
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited last night, having never been before. What a lovely surprise! The place is a little tired looking, but it has renovation plans so you can look past that. Has a lovely separate food area away from the bar, so you can chat and eat comfortably. The menu is varied and it is lovely to see so many local... More 

Thank Kelly S
Harleston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Went Saturday night with friends. Food was excellent. Landlady really friendly and accommodating. Would fully recommend this establishment many thanks

Thank gel1962
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We have used the bear as a meeting place a few times now as it's a convenient halfway point This time as usual didn't disappoint The food is really good and staff friendly As were the locals who chatted to us after the meal Will definitely visit again

Thank unclejessie
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The food was by far and away the outstanding feature of our visit. Well written and presented menu. Great tasting dishes that looked really appetising. Sadly the surroundings don't yet match the quality of the food. Very loud and totally unsuitable music made it feel a little bit like eating in a disco. A waiting team that weren't confident about... More 

Thank Miles294

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $35
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: +44 1359 270249
We are an independent Pub Restaurant serving great quality, home made pub food. Our bar is open seven days a week, and we serve food from Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 9pm, and Sunday 12noon to 4pm. We serve British food with a contemporary twist using quality locally sourced ingredients.

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