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The Bear Cross

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Magna Road, Bournemouth BH11 9LU, England
+44 1202 574413
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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

we went there last week for my granddaughter's birthday. great atmosphere, friendly staff great menu, the food was really lovely. dessert was to die for looked and tasted very good

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff quite efficient but not very friendly. Food very average and priced higher on bill than on website, Would have expected good for what we paid there is a much better pub up the road. Could so easily be good, very much a cooks output...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A large group of us, 14 in total, went here for dinner last Tuesday. We were warmly greeted and, having settled at our table were given the menu and specials. At this point we were all also given small tickets so that our bill could...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Dyrck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us spent New Years Eve at the Bear Cross Hotel. We enjoyed an amazing meal which was served by brilliant staff seamlessly. The band were very good and entertained us with enthusiasm. Overall the whole evening was everything we could have asked for.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Polomint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are pleasent, food was good. Very adverage place to eat, it was O.k but nothing to make it "special". Room decor is a little on the cold side.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Redsilkshutter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here again with our walking group. Six of us arrived at 13:15 with food orders closing at 13:30. There was a varied menu with reasonable prices - many dishes are available at lower cost for "smaller appetites" which we really appreciated. Our orders were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank davidfzb78g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved most of the meal. Pies are very nice but we both wanted a Sunday lunch , wife chicken and lamb for me with mint sauce. The veg was cooked to perfection. Staff are friendly and welcoming The sweets are pretentious a small chocolate fudge...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held a family birthday meal here last night and there was nothing that I could fault !! There were 17 of us, the food was the best pub/restaurant food that I have had in years, the service was fantastic and the organisation was outstanding....More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Lou-C-68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favourite go to restaurant in the area. Food excellent and reasonably priced, staff very friendly and efficient. Had a Christmas meal with a large group of people. All given a piece of paper with a number and our menu choices on it. Were able...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 205pams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my mum here. She uses a walker and is blind. The staff were helpful and courteous and made sure she was comfortable. There is an excellent choice of food including some slightly unusual, delicious options ( I had a ginger meringue with apricots...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Funmum_on_tour
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30 March 2018|
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Response from janetbQ4877LQ | 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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