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The Bear Inn, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

The Bear Inn

4.0
4
60 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Bear Inn, formally known as The Bear, will be bringing you fresh seasonal ingredients to Bath through our innovative menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–00:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01225 425795

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bath/Somerset

    Lunch

  • Bath/Somerset

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Bath

    Child Friendly

  • Bath

    Lunch

  • Bath

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Bath

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TP

    ThomasinaP

    Bath

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The service and food were excellent.

    The Bear InnResponded todayHi Thomas, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your food with us and that the service was excellent! We hope to see you again soon for another meal! Thanks, Chelsea

  2. S

    Sarah

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Food wasn’t great, restaurant smelt really fishy they needed a window open, they didn’t have on offer what was on the menu and it was so noisy you couldn’t sit comfortably, But the waiter was fantastic and friendly

    The Bear InnResponded todayHi Sarah, Sorry to hear of your disappointing visit to us and that you didn’t enjoy your food! This isn’t the experience that we aim to deliver, however I am glad to hear that the waiter was great! We do hope that you consider visiting us again and hopefully have a better time! Thanks, Chelsea

  3. TP

    TeresaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant was very nice and clean. However on this occasion my Chicken roast dinner was awful as the cabbage was rock hard not cooked and the roast potatoes were dreadful as they tasted like yesterdays boiled potatoes roasted. I did not eat the cabbage or roasters and complained to waitress when the table was cleared, the only response I received was that it had been mentioned to the Chef. This roast dinner cost £17 !! I won’t be returning based on this visit and how my issue was dealt with.
  4. C

    Csew

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the service was incredible, felt very looked after the entire time! The only downside was limited vegetarian options on the main menu (that weren’t a salad or a burger) would definitely be back again though!

    The Bear InnResponded 7 days agoHi, Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that the food was delicious as well as the service being great! Sorry to hear that you didn’t like the range of vegetarian food that we offer, I will pass this comment on to our kitchen team for some feedback! Thanks, Chelsea

  5. MF

    MatureFoodlover

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a quiet Tuesday lunchtime, the roast hake was delicious. Also the desserts were much enjoyed.

    The Bear InnResponded on 24 June 2022Hi there, Thank you for your review from your lunch time visit! So great to hear that you enjoyed the roast hake and that the desserts were also great! The kitchen team will be delighted to hear this! Hopefully see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  6. OF

    OllieFC

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service here was very good and the food was good and well priced. I would advise not eating a big breakfast if you go for the triple roast! The only downside was that my wife found her meal to be less hot than she would like, although mine was fine. I got a free beer for Father’s Day, which was a nice touch.

    The Bear InnResponded on 23 June 2022Hi Ollie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it is so lovely to hear that the service was good as well as the pricing and food! However I do apologise that your wife found her food to not hot enough, I will pass this onto our kitchen team! Thank you for the feedback, and we hope you had a lovely time celebrating Father’s Day with us! Chelsea

  7. F

    Foodiegirl11

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a reliable good standard of food and service. I love the friendly family atmosphere here.
  8. P

    Paul

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, just a little expensive for regular visits.

    The Bear InnResponded on 25 June 2022Hi Paul, Thank you for your review from your visit to us recently, it is Good to hear that you found the food to be excellent. Hopefully see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  9. P

    Philip

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good value lunch menu, and a favourable discount on the main menu. Generous portions of food and some very refreshing, cold cider on a really hot day.

    The Bear InnResponded on 23 June 2022Hi Philip, Thank you for your lovely review, so glad to hear that our enjoyed the food and the cold cider! Hopefully see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  10. PC

    PaulC

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An excellent meal, with first class service. I would recommend the Bear

    The Bear InnResponded on 16 June 2022Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your review from your visit to our restaurant! It is so lovely to hear that the service and food was so great! Look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  11. AR

    AnthonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great staff very attentive and friendly. Quick service but not rushed. Informed of none available items. Food hot looking appealing with taste. Will go again soon

    The Bear InnResponded on 13 June 2022Hi Anthony, Thank you so much or your 5/5 review, it is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us, with the staff being attentive and friendly and the food also tasting great! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  12. TC

    TracyC

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good options on the menu for vegan and vegetarian guests

    The Bear InnResponded on 13 June 2022Hi Tracey, Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you liked our selection of food for vegan and vegetarian guests and that there were good options available. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  13. MR

    MadR

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely staff, efficient service. Slightly noisy but this was due to football being shown.

    The Bear InnResponded on 1 June 2022Hello, Thank you for your great review from your visit on Saturday! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and that the service was excellent. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to The Bear Inn soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wanted a brunch before going into hospital. Good service, good food

    The Bear InnResponded on 31 May 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this 5* review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that the food and service were good! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Chelsea

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Great good, good variety and everything was cooked very well. The service was awful. Slow, sullen, bordering on insolent.

    The Bear InnResponded on 26 May 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I am glad to hear that the food was good. However I am sorry to hear that the service you received was not up to our usual standard. We do hope you consider visiting us again, and hopefully we can provide you with the excellent service we strive to give! Thanks, Chelsea

  16. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Awesome, delicious cocktails and fantastic service. Food great too, only issue was the batter on the fish and chips...it was a bit wet, not crispy. But ate it ,because the flavor was super.

    The Bear InnResponded on 13 May 2022Hi Jessie, Thank you for your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed the cocktails and service! In terms of the food I’m glad it was tasty but I will make sure to pass your comments on to the kitchen team! Hopefully see you again soon, Chelsea

  17. L

    Localresident

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We had the Sunday Roast, to be honest we were underwhelmed. The roast potatoes were soft-rather than crispy. The Yorkshire pudding was dry and over cooked. The meat, under seasoned. Carrots and greens cooked lovely and the gravy which was lovely made everything bearable to eat. As a local, we won’t be using this as somewhere to take our family regularly for food! Great place for drinks and nibbles but overpriced to use regularly as somewhere to eat!

    The Bear InnResponded on 13 May 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback from your visit to us on Sunday. I am sorry for hear that you were underwhelmed by our Sunday roast. This isn’t the food standard we like to deliver so I appreciate your feedback and I will make sure to pass this into our kitchen team. We do hope you consider visiting us again for food and hopefully we can change your mind on us and our food. Thanks, Chelsea

  18. CA

    CliveA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Disappointing meal at The Bear. Poor service and gluten free menu had to be checked online but did not match the available menu. I would have expected a better service from this establishment.

    The Bear InnResponded on 13 May 2022Hi Clive, Sorry to hear of your disappointing meal with us. Our allergen is accessed online, but holds a few extra dishes on it to make sure everything is available on there. However I am sorry that the service you had was poor, this isn’t the standard we aim to achieve. I do hope you consider visiting us again and that we can change your opinion of us. Thanks Chelsea

  19. LW

    LorraineW

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I found the food a little disappointing. We went for a Sunday roast and I was disappointed in the fact that my roast dinners are better than can be bought and paid for in many pubs nowadays. I appreciate that food is produced for a large number of covers, but the quality isn't good for the price paid. The vegetables were undercooked and the potatoes were overcooked. The meat was cooked and was very tasty. As in many places, there is never enough gravy.
  20. VA

    VickiA

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent space- recently renovated and sympathetically done. The food was really good- especially the Camembert!!

    The Bear InnResponded on 1 May 2022Hello Vicki, Thanks for the five star rating, it is so wonderful to hear that you like the new Bear Inn! We agree with the camembert, one of our favourites among the staff too! Hopefully see you soon, Chelsea

  21. Y

    Yeoman

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just want to commend the staff at The Bear. Unfortunately we were eating there when a medical emergency occurred on the table next to us. The staff were extremely helpful and efficient. They dealt with the situation sympathetically and calmly. Well done to all and thank you.

    The Bear InnResponded on 26 April 2022Hi Yeoman, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is great to hear how well our staff handled the situation. I will make sure to pass your lovely comments onto the team who worked on Saturday! Thanks, Chelsea

  22. IA

    IndiaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had fish and chips which was excellent

    The Bear InnResponded on 2 May 2022Hi India, Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did from your visit, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the fish and chips! Thanks, Chelsea

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, would highly recommend

    The Bear InnResponded on 26 April 2022Hi, Thank you for your 5* review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us! Hopefully see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Menu odd with things not easily recognized by average American or English dinner

    The Bear InnResponded on 26 April 2022Hi, Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that you didn’t recognise items on our menu. Our staff would have been more than happy to explain the dishes to you. We do have some classic dishes on our menu including fish and chips, and our beef burger! We do hope you consider visiting us again in the future! Thanks, Chelsea

  25. AW

    AnnaWM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious menu with great service. Would definitely eat and stay here again.

    The Bear InnResponded on 22 April 2022Hi Anna, Thank you for your 5* review from your visit. It is great to hear you enjoyed the menu and that the service was great! Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  26. NS

    NicolaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    A mixed experience here, the decor and ambiance is very good and we couldn’t fault the service. Two out of six meals were acceptable but the other four meals tasteless, so just as well the portion sizes were small. Two of our party had undercooked burgers which arrived bloody and cold inside but when we tried to address this with the waiter he advised that the chef wouldn’t take back as they were supposed to be cooked like that. We didn’t want to take the chance. Beware of the 12.5% surcharge added to the bill. With so many other brilliant hotels and restaurants in Bath, The Bear Inn really needs to up it’s game if it’s to survive. We won’t be returning.
  27. N

    Neat

    Bath

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Over priced all round , and the service was quite poor unfortunately . Was not brilliant visit at all .

    The Bear InnResponded on 19 April 2022Hello, Sorry to hear of your negative experience from your visit to us, this isn't the service that we aim to deliver here so for that I do apologise. I do hope you consider visiting us again and that you have a much better visit. Thanks, Chelsea

  28. KT

    KatieT

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was disappointing, couldnt taste the pesto in my husbands starter. His burger was very dry and tasteless. My sweet potatoe curry was nice.

    The Bear InnResponded on 18 April 2022Hi Katie, Thank you for leaving your feedback, it helps us to develop so I will make sure to pass on your comments to the team. I am sorry to hear however that you did not enjoy your food, this is not the standard we aim to achieve here. I do hope you consider visiting us again, and hope the food restores your faith in us! Thanks, Chelsea

  29. DL

    DaveL

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really attentive Team working at the Bear Inn very helpful with my Grandfather finding us a nice area to sit. Food was incredible!

    The Bear InnResponded on 18 April 2022Hello Dave, Thank you for your lovely review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit to us! Hopefully see you again soon, Chelsea

  30. HH

    HazelH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First visit to the Bear for some years. The restaurant has been very nicely refurbished . The food was very good, especially the lamb shank. Service was good and efficient . Will definitely go back.

    The Bear InnResponded on 15 April 2022Hi Hazel, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5* review, it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us! I pass your comments onto the team, they will love to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service! Thanks, Chelsea

  31. DB

    DavidB

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The re-opening of the Bear has enhanced an already good pub. The food was good as was the drink (the golden ale particularly). Good Friday atmosphere. Only complaint is that the Bear like alot of establishments has gone for Vegan plant based food that to be honest is tasteless rather than a broader veggie range based around products such as Falfels which restricts choice.

    The Bear InnResponded on 15 April 2022Hi David, Thank you for your 4* star review on Opentable! It is great to hear that you like the new and improved Bear Inn since our refurb! Whilst also enjoying our food and beer! Thank you for your comments on the vegan food, I will make sure to pass this onto our head chef! Thanks, Chelsea

  32. AG

    AndreaG

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it. Lovely food, great atmosphere and fantastic service

    The Bear InnResponded on 12 April 2022Hi Andrea, It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub, thank you for taking the time to write us the review. We look forward to your next visit, take care! Chelsea

  33. S

    Somersetsuppers

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great pub food especially the chips. Perfect for multi generation meal

    The Bear InnResponded on 7 April 2022Hi, Thank you for your lovely review, it is great to hear that your enjoyed your meal with us! Hopefully see you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  34. U

    Unimpressed

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was decidedly average and not cheap. My roast was missing some of the accompaniments listed on the menu and when asked they said they had simply “run out”. Husbands burger was cold. Such a shame.

    The Bear InnResponded on 6 April 2022Hi, I am so sorry to hear of your negative experience from your visit to us. This is not the standard that we aim to deliver so for that I do apologise. I do hope you consider visiting us again and give us another chance. Thanks, Chelsea

  35. D

    Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great staff and mostly good food. Veg, yorkshires and gravy with roast were delicious. Filling of wellington was very odd though - rubbery and not pleasant.

    The Bear InnResponded on 6 April 2022Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is great to hear that the veg, gravy and Yorkshire puddings were enjoyed with your roasts! However sorry that you didn't enjoy the vegetable wellington, I will pass these comments onto our kitchen team! Hopefully see you again! Thanks, Chelsea

  36. N

    Nonetheless

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service and atmosphere were good. The menu is too restricted. 3 vegetarian dishes (and not very inspiring at that) plus 1 of your mains was unavailable. We heard another customer ask where the specials were. We eat in a local pub every Friday but would find it difficult to return with the menu as it is.

    The Bear InnResponded on 6 April 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback from your visit to us, we appreciate this as it helps us to develop. I am sorry to hear that you found the menu restricting on your visit, we haven't long been open so have just launched the one menu so far. But we will be looking to do specials as well as special food nights which will have a different menu altogether that will be themed! We do hope you return and give us another go! Thanks, Chelsea

  37. M

    Mike

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Hake very ordinary, chillis inappropriately added, presumably to try and give some taste. Sides needed as incomplete meal, £5 for some green veg Is steep but large portion, perhaps reduce portion size and charge less, great chunky chips. Beef cheeks look good.

    The Bear InnResponded on 6 April 2022Hi Mike, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we appreciate all comments as it helps us to grow and develop. Sorry to hear that you didn't maybe enjoy the food as much as we would hope, we strive to deliver great food and service so I will make sure to pass these comments on to our team. Hope to see you again on another visit and hopefully we can improve your thoughts on us. Thanks, Chelsea

  38. HS

    HilaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful staff and great service. We’ll be back

    The Bear InnResponded on 6 April 2022Hello Hilary, A massive thankyou for your 5* review, I will make sure to pass on your lovely comments to the team! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  39. MA

    MartinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu has excellent choices , food is freshly cooked and cocked properly , really great value. Wonderful refurbishment , tasteful decorated wit plenty of space , also has an out door seating area.

    The Bear InnResponded on 1 April 2022Hello Martin, It is lovely to read your 5* review, thank you for taking the time to write this for us! It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your food and the refurbishment! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks, Chelsea

  40. SG

    SueG

    Bath

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. Reasonable range of food. Service was good

    The Bear InnResponded on 31 March 2022Hi Sue, Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did on your visit to us! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your food and the service was good! Hopefully see you again soon. Thanks, Chelsea

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Bear Inn is rated 4 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Bear Inn

6-10 Wellsway Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 3AQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Bath

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–00:00 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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