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The Bear Cross

) #32 of 599 Restaurants in Bournemouth ££ - £££ , British,
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
+44 1202 574413
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last minute for Fathers Day and they fitted us in, then dad got I'll so only 3 of us went which was no problem, 2 x lamb roasts where delicious (catered totally to our can we have this but not that..,) and veg/cheese...More

Thank Loran N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had some excellent meals here we decided to hold my Father-In-Laws wake here on Friday 16th June. From the first phone enquiry, with Kirsty the service was excellent, nothing was too much bother. The whole pub was immaculately clean and nicely presented. The food,...More

Thank jaynemooreis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling back from the West Country with friends when we came across this pub around lunch time. It looked inviting from the outside so we stopped for lunch. The welcome was warm and welcoming. The staff were attentive and friendly. They quickly took...More

Thank ted1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'first' for me writing a second review of a venue. However, I have been prompted by the truly excellent experience my family and I enjoyed at lunch today. The staff are very friendly, accommodating (my wife has diet issues and I only...More

Thank karllamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have not visited for many years. The food was superb with a extensive menu. With a lot of the menu you could have smaller portions, which is great for a person with a smaller appetite, or if you wanted to squeeze one of their fantastic...More

Thank patie46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy establishment so always wise to book ahead as far as possible. The food is very palatable, prices are reasonable and the staff are very efficient. In parts the restaurant is quite cosy, but the seating area towards the rear is a...More

Thank Dale E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited twice during a recent stay in Bournemouth and the Vegan menu was excellent. Really nice food, friendly staff and great service. Although it was busy we didn't! have to wait long for our meals.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Lovely, friendly staff and one feels welcome from the moment one enters. Atmospheric place, nice seating areas however varied menu a plus. There is something truly for everyone, may you love meat, fish, vegetables, smaller appetite, amuse bouche, it is all there. We shall definitely...More

1  Thank Nicolelucie
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have been trying to book this pub for Sunday lunch for ages, every time I ring they are full so whoopee last Sunday a table. Dissapointingly we were given a table by the front door away from the main restaurant every time people came...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This pub is owned and it shows. Really good food, excellent service, and a very pleasant ambiance. I stopped for a late lunch after 2:30 pm on impulse and even at that time the pub was pleasantly busy. The locals obviously know a good thing...More

2  Thank PhilJJames
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Is this no longer a pub? I am returning to Bournemouth after being away for a number of years and thought about meeting a group of friends here for a few drinks. Do people mostly come here to eat nowadays, or is there still a bar area to sit and have a drink at? Thanks.
14 December 2015|
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Response from MarkandJulieDavis | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can still just have a drink, some lovely sofa areas for you to relax on. Have a good evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 574413
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