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The Bear Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
+44 1359 270249
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited The Bear for Sunday Lunch. We were made extremely welcome, as was our dog. We were shown to seats in the restaurant area, although we had expected to be seated in the bar area. We were later joined by two or three other dogs. This pub is genuinely dog friendly. We had roast beef and roast pork, followed... More 

Thank Ann R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelling back home and stopped to have some supper last night, hadn't been in The Bear before, really nice friendly staff, great choice of beer. We didn't have to wait long for a table, the choice on the menus are lovely. Our food was delicious, we should've said thank you to the chef ( loved the brownie )! We'll be... More 

Thank janmikecooper
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a disappointment as the decor is lovely but staff especially the female owner are very stuck up and rude. I heard them criticising the local customers for not purchasing food and when I asked for a Fathers Day booking, they laughed and said "that is the first". I felt it was unfriendly and unwelcoming.

Thank Harvey W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found excellent food in the Bear. Where the staff in the kitchen know how to cook and where the food is served piping hot and freshly prepared. We couldn't fault the place. We were a walk in on Friday 12th May, a table of five. The best Sirloin steak I have ever had, beautifully cooked on the chargrill. Tip,... More 

Thank travellingsurgeon10
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for an evening meal while staying at The Dell campsite. Good choice of food and friendly service. We got there early so hadn't booked but it got busy later. Nice beers. To be picky the staff were very keen but a little too hasty to take away p,ages or add if we wanted desserts etc. That is... More 

Thank les s
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mum, nephew, daughter and myself cycled 2 miles to this place for Sunday lunch as a treat. What a disappointment! On arrival, we were the only people in the restaurant (no atmosphere at all). The waiting staff were attentive so no worries there. The food however....I asked for a children's roast pork as i don't eat alot....asked for some... More 

Thank Jo M
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had an evening meal but we were made more than welcome and the food was very good. Booking was simple and efficient and they pub was ready to receive us when we got there.

Thank Chris C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner decided to give the bear a look for Sunday roast. We didn't mind that it was a bit more expensive than you would normally pay for a Sunday roast. We ordered our drinks and before ordering our meal asked what vegetables we're on that day and was told carrots cabbage and Brockley. I ordered the beef... More 

2 Thank Steve S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Bear has recently been taken over by new owners. We tried it out when they first took over and was very impressed by the quality of the food. We tried it again this week after the refit. The refit has made an amazing difference, making the whole area much more open and pleasant place to be. The staff were... More 

1 Thank ChrisHarbutt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Having read about their recent refurbishment and looked at their re-vamped website, it seemed time to give them another go, after a disappointing evening a couple of years ago. Sadly, we were wrong. OK, so it was a Tuesday and the fact that we were the ONLY couple in our half of the restaurant didn't help the lack of atmosphere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$36
Bar, British, Pub, European, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St Edmunds  >  Beyton
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 270249
We are an independent Pub Restaurant serving great quality, home made pub food. Our bar is open seven days a week, and we serve food from Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 9pm, and Sunday 12noon to 6pm. We serve British food with a contemporary twist, using quality locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?