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The Bear

$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar
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Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead KT22 0JE, England
+44 1372 842747
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Oxshott, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited The Bear Pub in Oxshott Sunday for a roast dinner. To our amazement the plate consited of few indescribable mashed vegetables with what it seems microwaved potatoes instead of nicely fresh roast potatoes. Overdried Yorkshire pudding with none existent gravy! When are you going to relist on your menu a nice traditional roast dinner with fresh simple ingredients!!!!!!!

1 Thank amgmbuilders
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for an evening meal with friends to try out the new restaurant and menu and generally visit a refurbished old favourite place of ours. WE went on Friday evening and had a table for four booked at 8 pm. The pub was very very busy which we thought meant that it must be excellent and popular! Our table... More 

1 Thank Janet R
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were keen to check out the renovation and try The Bear (used to visit often). We had ordered chicken starter and two mains. The food all arrived together. Chicken was burnt and looked horrible. To be fair - waiting staff did take it off the bill. The excuse was that the head chef had gone home! Hmm ... Mains... More 

1 Thank Daddys_dd
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

5 years ago we stopped going to The Bear as the service was so slow it spoiled the experience. This happened on three occasions so we new it was not a one off. We noticed it had recently been renovated so we decided to give it another go. Sadly there has not been an improvement. If anything it has got... More 

Thank Grant L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked The Bear for my husbands birthday lunch, my Son & his girlfriend are both vegan, so I had called up, prior to making a reservation, to check the menu. I was told that the nut roast they had on their menu was vegan, the person I spoke with apparently checked with the chef, so made a booking based... More 

Thank Penny P
Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff pleasant Surrounding good Food not cooked , had to send back then overcooked and unedible. Expensive for what you get

Thank Shirley R
Esher, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 10 which was a perfect number for the private dining room. Food and service was both excellent which made for a very enjoyable evening.

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Thank eshergirl
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for lunch at the Bear for the first time and pleased to find a cosy clean interior and young staff pleasant and helpful. Parking at back. From menu we chose the cod and chips which turned out to be an enormous helping, which my colleague couldn't finish and I had the sea Bream with dauphinoise potatoes which was... More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a table of 2 adults and 2 kids. We had a terrible experience. Our drinks were forgotten and our food order wasn't taken for a good 15 minutes (not ideal with starving kids). Our lamb roast was ok but the lamb was undercooked, the beef roast was terrible, so dry that I left it all and went home... More 

2 Thank Gabi B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food with attentive service. Three of us had food from specials menu lobster and monkfish. Sharing board was plenty for three as starter. They have had a good job of the refurbishments,seems more spacious.

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Thank Woodlea03
BEAROX, Supervisor at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Woodlea03, Your review is much appreciated. Here at The Bear, we work hard on our menus to please every customer with variety and quality food. Our daily specials are a "must" for those who want something more exciting that a burger or a fish and chips! We look forward to see you back soon. Best regards, Jose Santos Supervisor More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $37
British, Gastropub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Television
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead KT22 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Leatherhead
  • Phone Number: +44 1372 842747

The Bear offers dining throughout, a warm sociable bar area, relaxed back garden with summer barbecue and a stunning front terrace, with service, for both dining and drinks when it is fit to sit outside.

All our food is freshly prepared on the premises by our dedicated kitchen team. Our menus are seasonal. You can expect to see influences of this in our core dishes and daily specials.

On Sundays we offer prime home cooked roast dinners with seasonal accompaniments.

Private dining facilities are also available for an intimate occasion with colleagues, friends or family for parties of up to twelve.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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