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The Bear Cross

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
+44 1202 574413
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“meringue” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They had a separate menu for vegans which was amazing, it had a wide range of meals and even desserts that wasn’t fruit salad 🎉. The lady that served us didn’t crack a smile once lol but maybe she was having a bad day. The...More

1  Thank ElliehUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

A well run pub which has excellent food and a wide choice of menus including gluten free,dairy free as well as vegetarian. The staff are wonderful and very helpful you do need to reserve a table as it is always very busy. They also do...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I planned a meal for my wife’s 30th birthday party at The Bear Cross, as it was nice and local and had read good reviews on here, so I reserved the lower bar area for us all. The staff and general manager were very helpful...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked a table for four on a Saturday Evening. On arrival our reserved table was ready for us in a pleasant small alcove opposite the bar. Two in our group are vegetarians and the menu provided plenty of choice for all of us. The range...More

1  Thank Pejay7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t fault the Bear Cross. The food is superb always. The staff are lovely and look after your every needs.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service especially Martin who was our waiter, who was excellent. Good service good food and good company.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in today for lunch on a girlie shopping day. It was very busy but they found a table for us. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much. We had the ploughmans and it was lovely and great value for money. I will...More

Thank Kurstie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A busy pub restaurant which is well appreciated by the clientele. The staff were attentive and thoughtful. Food was excellent with someone in the kitchen with fab presentation skills. Very good cottage pie, fish and chips. Great puddings from creme brulee to cheesecake. A very...More

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I previously wrote a negative review of the Bearcross following a surprisingly bad meal a few months ago. Lisa the owner was quick to respond and immediately offered me vouchers to apologise which were even dropped to my house-what amazing customer service! I went back...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the set price party menu as there were 21 of us. The choices were good & varied for all 3 courses. Everything was dealt with well from the initial enquiry through to the night itself. Service was good & the food excellent &...More

1  Thank Christine S
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30 March 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
sorry not sure either
Sarah S
18 February 2018|
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Response from lornaheath | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that Sarah S. I only went there for a meal once. I live 240 miles away. My guess is Yes I think they will. Certainly give them a ring and ask them! Good Luck x x x x x
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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