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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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Reigate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here several times before prior to the refurbishment and clearly prior to taking on a new chef! Instead of the cosy seating, eating and bar areas from before, it was like walking into a big open village hall with no atmosphere or character. We were a large group who had all opted to eat, but were rather taken... More 

Thank PaulaPud
Epsom, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held my mothers funeral 'reception' here in December. It was a last minute choice and although I have previously visited the pub for drinks and the odd meal, I had not been there since the refurbishment. The organisation was fantastic, very little required from me. The buffet food was excellent and the staff were always on hand and yet... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the bear 2 weeks ago with my girl. She had a super food salad which she enjoyed very much and I had the calves liver. The food was perfectly cooked and the service was also spotless. I have to mention that we had some amazing cocktails (Mojito and Cosmopolitan). The barman on duty had to get... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here for lunch during a business trip in UK. The restaurant looks really nice both outside (in summer I guess you can take your lunch outside) and inside. Staff is really nice. The list offers different dishes even quite elaborated me I choose a duck leg with vegetables: really good. I enjoy mostly the nice Christmas atmosphere of... More 

Thank 912Simo
Faro, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to send the calves liver back as overcooked , but not a problem for the staff. Would return afte Xmas for a quieter meal

Thank 400dee
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a strong alternative this is a welcome arrival in the area. Decent pub, decent food. Think of a menu with well executed pub classics and if you choose around that, you will not be disappointed. Few drinks, with mates in a very nice gastropub, then scoffing a burger- this is they place for you. If you arrive thinking fine... More 

Thank Ib1207808903
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently had dinner at the bear, we ate in the new conservatory area, it was a little chilly but the new decor is lovely. The food was ok but nothing special. I wouldn't hurry back for the food.

Thank Claretin
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

i have lived in oxshott for the past 24 years and i can assure you since its refurb this is the best place to eat in the village, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is really good i have visited the bear 3 times since it opened and i can only say it was very good. Try... More 

Thank Stan467
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We booked the 'Christmas Party' package Arrived, had to ask for Christmas menus and were reluctantly given them. 3 of us ordered burgers, only 2 left (at 8pm) Ordered baked Camembert - the paper of the cheese was embedded with the over cooked cheese and had to be returned. The soup arrived with no soup spoon. The salmon arrived with... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Visited on Saturday night with friends who have recently moved to Oxshott from Cobham. I haven't been to this pub in probably 5 years ( not long after the previous refurbishment ). Then we had a good meal. Now it has recently just reopened after a long refurbishment and blimey have they wasted their money. I have no idea what... 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
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?