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“Parents dining with children- no go. ”
Review of The Bear

The Bear
Price range: US$13 - US$24
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Modern English pub in centre of small market town, the pub is famous throughout the area for it's homemade steak pies,
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

My husband, daughter whose 4 & I tried to eat at this establishment whilst on holiday but on turning up at 6pm were told that children weren't allowed in after 7pm and as the meals take a while to prepare then we couldn't stay!! My husband was very disappointed as he loves pies and it was due to his love that we chose the pub. We then decided to try The Castle Inn who were glad to accommodate our daughter and served a fantastic meal, with exemplary service and we'll happily go back again.

Thank APRIL V
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PubPies, Manager at The Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Our policy on children is clear on the door and window:
We only allow older children ie: secondary school age, after 7pm and then only for the purpose of sharing a meal with adults
- This policy as been formed after wide consultation with many of our customers,
many of whom have young children but prefer to eat, drink and relax occasionally
in a child free environment

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

As advertised, this is a pie and pint place, but well worth a visit. But be warned- unless you haven't eaten for days, stick to the Junior pies (or ask for a doggy bag, if you have the full size ones- they are huge!) A good atmosphere and excellent range of very tasty pies; (salad bar less exciting).

Thank 684Linda
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We visited after a long day of travelling. And having been to the previous property before..were excited to go eat some pie!
Nice atmosphere. Feels homely and rustic. Service was quick and pleasant. The young waiter was an absolute pleasure. And the food was stunning. Massive chunks of meat and plentiful fillings. I opted to have puff pastry on mine for a change. New favorite i think :)
Hubby couldnt finish his.. but i hung on in there! But its nice that if you cant finish it. They offer you a takeout box and you enjoy the rest at home (they are huge!!)
See you soon!

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Thank laura-n-ricardo
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This is rapidly becoming my favourite pub in Bradford-on-Avon. Great beers with some from local small brewery's and some well known national brands. The food is pretty much pies and you get a salad bar visit as a starter.

Whenever I have been in its been warm and busy, nice to see a real log fire not some "fuel effect" imitation. If you want a great watering hole in the town centre then give it a try.

Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Really love this pub. Especially as we love pies and the selection of great ales and beers. The pub offers a different culture than other places such as a salad bar, selection of dips etc and then of course a variety of every pie you can imagine, cooked fresh to order and always delicious. Check what size you order though as your eyes could be too big for your belly!
Enjoy!

Thank CharlesandCharlie
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