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The Bear

$$ - $$$
British, Gastropub, Bar
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Leatherhead Road, Leatherhead KT22 0JE, England
+44 1372 842747
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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South West. UK
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Having stumbled across this place having been diverted from M25 I can't recommend it enough. Having just got off a long flight my wife and I were absolutely starving and we're grateful to have found this place. Staff couldn't do enough to help us feel welcome, promptly took our order and our food was quickly prepared to my expectant high... More 

Thank D1ggler2000
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We had booked a table for a pre-wedding lunch. Arrived very late due to a major traffic jam on the M25 and with only 40 minutes to spare to squeeze in a sandwich and a quick change of clothes. The staff could not have been more accomodating. Drinks were brought very promptly and the chef worked speedily to produce three... More 

Thank ross_davies13
London, Engalnd
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

This used to be a great pub with food. The current management have killed it, the service and food can only be described as dreadful, especially the lack of service.

Thank Laurence L
London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We frequently drive past the Bear but had never stopped there before. Yesterday my son was playing cricket in the village, and Grandma had come along to watch, so it provided the perfect excuse to give it a try. My wife had booked a table, and we were able to sit outside, even though there were eight of us. Grandma... More 

Thank Moleseyboy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

I live close by and visit often. Sadly there is always something wrong, if the food is good the service is poor, slow and sometimes dreadful. If the service is good then the food will be of poor quality. Restaurant prices, bur not the service or the style. I hear it is closing soon for refurbishment I hope the new... More 

Thank Phil H
The Bear O, Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Phil Sorry to hear about your recent experiences, we are in transition at this time and striving towards having the best food and service in the area. If you have the time it would be good to hear about your recent visits in more detail so I can use this to take back to the team and improve. Many... More 

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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after passing it quite a few times on the way home. The food was well presented but unfortunately average in taste. Both of us had the fillet steak at £23.00 a pop, was the most expensive steak on the menu. Medium cooked was ordered, close to well done was received. The menu could have a greater selection,... More 

Thank Damian T
The Bear O, Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Damian Thank you for your review, I have spoken with the kitchen team, and the Head chef has gone through the cooking of steaks with his junior members to make sure it is cooked perfect everytime. Hopefully we will see you back soon More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

The reason we use this eatery is its convenience to the M25, and we meet up here when passing that way. I gather that it has new management who have made a difference after it had slipped in to mediocreism. We had a good meal and were served by very pleasant staff. Would certainly use it again and hope that... More 

Thank paulandsonja2
The Bear O, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Paul and Sonja. Yes we have got new management as of the past weeks are are happy you feel there is a difference since you last came in. We hope to see you on your next trip down the M25. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Very nice scallops on black rice wth a mussel and chilli chowder. Perfectly cooked and delicious.

Thank Jonathan K
The Bear O, General Manager at The Bear, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan K Thank you very much for taking the time to put your review on here. We are very glad you enjoyed your scallops and hope to see you back soon More 

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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

I first visited the Bear 3 years ago after moving to Stoke D'Abernon. Thought it was a really special place, great food and atmosphere. We took family and friends, wanting to share this place. The last two occasions have been very disappointing. Last night we returned to give it another chance, but we were still left feeling that this place... More 

Thank Angelique B
The Bear O, Sales & Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience on your last visit with us. All the feedback we receive is helpful to us and I will be passing on all your comments to the whole team in our next meeting. We hope to see you again... More 

Oxshott, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I love close by and come to the Bear every other week. The bar food is not cheap (but we are in Oxshott), but it is consistently good. The fish and chips is well worth it, and the burgers are well presented and tasty. Good for a nice lunch and a pleasant place to sit out front or back. Well... More 

Thank Michaelmjohns
The Bear O, Sales & Marketing at The Bear, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for such positive feedback, I am glad that you enjoy the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $24
British, Gastropub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 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?