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The Bear Free House


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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US$7 - US$1,650
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews burger pie butty curry the river great pub great selection of ales swans nest hotel real ale pub grub friday evening rsc theatre friendly atmosphere lovely meal visiting stratford beer bistro
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink on a Saturday lunch time and decided to stay for lunch. Great wine, beer and food. Good atmosphere and well looked after pub.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kaz7306
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This used to be one of the best run pubs in Stratford (and used to be a lot busier so I’m sure today was not the first day things haven’t been fantastic) Several beers, wine and Hendricks gin all ran out on New Years Eve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Willi12394
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We visited this place last evening for some drinks and a meal, we left after one drink, the place was a real mess, dirty plates all over the place, filthy tables, bits of food on the floor, glasses dumped on one table, yuc!!! Clearly not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mrandmrsDorset
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We stayed at the adjoining Swans Nest Hotel and had a drink here both before and after going to the RSC theatre which is just a few minutes walk on the other side of the river. Good selection of cask ales and other drinks. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RichSutton
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Best pub we visited in the town and great selection of ales! Food looked nice, very friendly staff especially Ed and Harry, made our stay and visit even more enjoyable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Iamjamin
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Thankyou to the team at The Bear today for your brilliant service, gorgeous food and for being so helpful with our very large family, great atmosphere as ever .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank victoriastrain
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Set apart, from the focus on quick, over-priced, pre-or-post, theatre 'meals'.  Here's pub, and, or, bistrot : food, par excellance  Finest drinks and food coupled with excellent welcome smile, warm, unobtrusive service, and retro - REAL pub ambience. Cosy, log fires and umpteen table choices:...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nikcid
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The Bear offers reasonable prices for Stratford, it's a good location and has a nice atmosphere. But don't think you can order things off of the drinks menu because you will be told you can't have it despite it being in stock. I asked for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank braddels
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

what more could you ask.for ? Amazing food, a warm,friendly atmosphere,great staff and good value for money! The waiter went out of his way to be helpful . Amazing food and great sized portions.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Came here midweek early afternoon, 4 guys who love their ales. A great guy with a beard was behind the bar he clearly knew his ales and chatted happily about them before we chose our drink. Great autumn ales and a porter went down very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Response from IanT603 | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking at the hotel
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