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The Bear Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
+44 1359 270249
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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London UK
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I have recently moved to the area and happened to drive past The Bear at Beyton one Sunday and decided to try it for lunch. I love to eat Sunday lunch out but am usually disappointed by the quality, especially of restaurant roast potatoes......but was very pleasantly surprised by the meal we had at The Bear, the... More 

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Thank WineloversUK
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not recommended for food. Expensive for what is served. A vegetable wellington had burnt pastry and the accompanying vegetables were obviously reheated from the day before; colcannon accompanying the tasty sausages was notcolcannon, just potato with some kale mixed in. Both dishes twice the price of similar pub food in other places but definitely not "restaurant" quaity. Service friendly and... More 

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Thank avs2017
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watch out the fish and ships is now £7.00 for small and £10.00 for large. So guess what I ordered the small thinking it was the same as the fish and chips that I always have had at £6.95 . But no the smallest piece of fish going . Won't be caught again, scouse the pun. Only thing that saved... More 

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Thank Abbot1967
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bear is a companion pub to the Cannon Brewery in Bury St Edmunds. I visited with friends for dinner on the evening of 13th December. The pub was not busy. Three ales on draught, Cannon Best Bitter, Gunners Daughter and an Adnams bitter, all were enjoyable to drink. The food was very nice, modern and sensible size portions. Service... More 

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Thank Witters5
Bures. UK
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were taken here last Sunday by my younger son. It is his local so he was welcomed. The pub has recently changed owners and I gather is due for a makeover. At present it is basic but lovely staff and perfectly adequate. we ate Roast Beef with roast potatoes and lots of veg, Roast Pork again with roast potatoes... More 

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Thank MarkPatrick
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Went for dinner for a second time after it had changed management - that was a mistake - disappointed first time and even more disappointed second time . We will not return !! They need to do A LOT LOT MORE with service food and decor.

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Thank redlynch1970
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 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 

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Thank Ian W
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 

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Thank annwilliamson60
Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $34
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 6pm. We serve British food with a contemporary twist using quality locally sourced ingredients.

JANUARY 2017 - Please note that we are currently closed for refurbishment and are expecting to re open at the end of January. Thanks - Hannah & Garry

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