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The Bear Cross

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
+44 1202 574413
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meringue” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (22 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 yesterday

This place was recommended to us by the Eriba Caravan place round the corner. Really good friendly service we were with another couple and we all had the lite bites menu which was more than enough for a lunchtime two of us had the steak...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went the other day and had the light bites menu which in fairness was loads. Very nicely presented and the service was great. Would recommend and return when next in the area.

1  Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here tonight after reading online. When we got there relatively quiet although many tables reserved which is a good indication. Three of us tonight and two of us gluten free. What a refreshing change to have a choice of 8 starters, 8 mains and...More

1  Thank N00kie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four 80+ booked an evening meal. The food was basic and to our liking. The chairs were very uncomfortable and the tables difficult to describe just cleaned scrubbed and not modern. We were charged for drinks we had neither ordered or received,only noticed at home...More

Thank Hnjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had Roast Dinner for a Family Party.....Sadly,.It wasn't the perfect Roast we normally have....The Yorkshire Puddings were so over done, you could not cut them, had to use our fingers......My Husbands Steak & Ale Pie was a disgrace.....the pastry was soggy & not...More

Thank Lin W
Lisa W, Owner at The Bear Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lin I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy your lunch with us on Sunday - usually our Roast and Steak Pie are favourites and are raved about. I would like the opportunity to discuss this further and make amends for your disappointing visit. Please would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although busy the food was served in good time, was very tasty. An enjoyable quick lunch - Baguette and Mezza Vegetarian quick bites.

1  Thank Rod B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my parents here for lunch on Tuesday. Once seated at our table, Martin introduced himself as our server, handed out menus and took our drinks order. He then said he would also bring us some tap water which was a nice touch. He...More

1  Thank Ann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After shopping with my Daughter and her boyfriend we decided to drop into the Bear Cross for lunch. On entering the bar we were immediately greeted by two members of staff. We were shown to a table and within a couple of minutes presented with...More

2  Thank Top r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on way home,managed to see it right in front of us on our journey ..what a lovely place,staff were quick to attend to us and food delivered quickly,the food was excellent and the staff attentive and polite they even serve smaller portions which...More

Thank Julia C
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Excellent as always. Never disappointed with food or service. Went for lunch on this occasion with 2 friends, two of us being GF and wanting something other than baked potatoes. My fish cakes were more than enough after a ciabatta starter and we crowned the...More

Thank jack63kids
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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, 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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