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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 - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good welcome and service. Pleasant enough in the garden. Ham and melon salad very tasty. Certainly worth a revisit.

Thank Jonathan M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check out the fish and chips, beer battered cod yum yum!! And you can take away. Oh yes the choice of beers is spot on.

Thank Abbot1967
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Difficult to decide what to have, despite it being a smallish menu. It all sounds so tempting. They now have a seasonal menu, with items on the menu being generally locally sourced and in season, so nothing from the freezer!

Thank GfromBeyton
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Made a late booking for Six last saturday,enjoyed some great food,six different main courses between us all arrived together freshly cooked,lovely deserts as well along with friendly service

1 Thank David A
East Anglia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went to The Bear Inn for Sunday Lunch. An extensive menu was presented. We both chose the roast beef. This was not long in arriving and it was superb. The Yorkshire pudding was exceptional. Mind the horse radish sauce which was new and freshly made but extremely strong. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The chef must be highly... More 

1 Thank JohnOrsler
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited the Bear Inn on Wednesday for our 20th Anniversary the staff were very helpful and attentive the starters were leek and potato soup which was excellent the main course din't disappoint and was finished of with a wonderful dessert A lovely evening and we shall be back again. We did notice they did take away fish and chips... More 

Thank Michael C
Suffolk uk
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Called in for a drink with a view to have a meal. It was clear from the start we were not welcomed. We asked for a table but informed they were fully booked though at the time only five people sat at the tables. Very strange crowd in the bar and it appeared that strangers were not welcomed.

5 Thank KenPMildenhall
Solihull, United Kingdom
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536 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Having had a fabulous meal here in 2013, we returned with friends. Sadly, the occasion didn't match up to our memory of the previous visit. The staff were friendly, the ambience good, but the food was very average. One of us was gluten-free. Our waiter was not very helpful regarding gluten-free choices; in fact, gluten-free options were limited - for... More 

Thank wendyanddavid536
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Have lived in Beyton for 8 years and only ever visited for a drink. Heard the pub had changed hands and thought we'd give it a go, all the starters and mains were lovely, very tasty and well presented. Will definitely return 👍🏼

1 Thank Helen B
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

In spite of being a busy Bank holiday with beer festival and BBQ, we had an excellent meal. The staff were very helpful and did not hurry us for our order....... the menu was so appetising it was hard to choose. We had 2 starters to share; baked camembert and sardines. Our mains were salmon, cod & chips, 2 burgers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $37
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?