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The Bear

££ - £££, British,
16 The Square, Stock CM4 9LH, England
+44 1277 829100
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (21 reviews)
“haddock” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 The Square, Stock CM4 9LH, England
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took some relatives for a birthday lunch. Hot June day so rather than sit in the dark bar we opted for the bright restaurant extension area with white tablecloths and open French doors so it was light & airy. The place was pretty quiet -...More

1  Thank hilaryb53317
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Booked a table for 8 for our silver wedding. The table was in the window and was a good shape so that we could talk to all of our guests. We had a good variety of starters between us and everybody said they were delicious....More

1  Thank Fuzzywuzzywozabear
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Bear has a lot of Olde Worlde Charm and could be a pleasant experience. My starter, of asparagus with a poached egg on top was fine, it would be difficult to do any damage to that. For my main, the veal escalope was thin...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My family booked this restaurant to celebrate a 40th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary and we were given a lovely table in the window. The pub is very old and quaint with a cosy atmosphere and we were really looking forwards to this celebration meal....More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Unfortunately i did not have a great evening meal experience here. The booking was made a few months ago, as it was for 2 special occasions, a 40th birthday and a silver wedding anniversary, this was mentioned when booking (and when i called on the...More

Thank ncscooby
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I live in Stock and in the last four weeks I've two lovely meals in the Bear. The food is brilliant and so is the wine. It's still retained some of the character of a proper English inn. One of the best places anywhere for...More

Thank charlesetphillips
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the roast beef dinner. Which was cooked to perfection. Will Definitely be back again :)

Thank Jade1986
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely evening made so much better by The fact we were made so welcome at The Bear The found us a lovely table and we had great simple food that was just fabulous sausages and mash with onions But it was so much...More

Thank brianwhitfield2016
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Invited to Sunday lunch with some friends. Bearing in mind this isn’t a cheap place to eat we found the food not what it should be. The puddings were the worst though, my sons chocolate ice cream had mint in it which we had to...More

Thank Jayt303
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We were invited here by our friends as there had recently moved in the village, and soon as we walk in the pub it felt like if your not local your not welcome we were made to feel uncomfortable right away, this was from the...More

Thank Lee B
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Mike M
13 August 2016|
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29 July 2016|
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Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can and the food is worth it--Peter
30 December 2014|
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Response from brenda5bella | Property representative |
Hi yes we do !! Brenda@thebear
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 The Square, Stock CM4 9LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Stock
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 829100
old world contry pub serving modern english food with real ales and fine wines. Duck pond beer garden and carpark. wheelchair accessable. dogs permitted prior to bookings.
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