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US$14 - US$25
British, Pub, Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked in when I saw it was steak night. We ordered 2 rib eyes and a veg burrito which were all cooked well and plenty of it. Well worth a visit and the barman/waiter/concierge, though busy as he was alone, still had time for us....We would have given a five star but the limited menu would put some people off.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

We stopped off at BoA for a bite to eat & came across this little gem, wasnt sure I wanted a pie, but the menu looked great. So we ordered a steak & stilton & steak & cheese, they came with fries or mash and...green veg & gravy. Pies were filled t the brim with meat, very tasty and pastry was light & fluffy. They are definitely worth the award winning accolade. The whole meal was buearuful , so filling. Staff were so friendly and inviting. My dog was even looked after by the lovely waiter. 5 stars and moreMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant roast dinner. It has changed hands and is now very good. Lovely garden/patio. Dog friendly. I will definitely return. Had a lovely time there today.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Never again. When this was the pie place, it was amazing. Now, it’s just awful. Terrible beer and service, and so run down. Toilet missing seat, dangerous steps inside which are broken & falling away, damaged tables outside.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 20 March 2019 via mobile

We haven't been here for a while and dropped in for a pie only to discover it had become a pub/curry house. Unperturbed we pushed on (there are worse things that could befall us). The chutneys with the pops, most notably the lime pickle, were...fresh and delicious. The three mains, all off the specials section, where good to better and the dhall was utterly lovely. We will definitely come back or maybe order a takeaway when I will check out some of the classics; chicken dhansak anyone?More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 13 February 2019

What can be said again another pub switched into an Indian with a menu as long as your arm and cheap booze to try and counter the awful food, weird and ruined maybe just try being a sports bar with every sport under the sun...on like you already have!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

We chose the restaurant over the bar. It was rather cold but our waiter plugged in a portable heater which helped enormously. Our meals however warmed us up, hot, spicy and totally delicious. Bollywood Massala, Lababda, Nan, Pilau Rice and Saag Aloo.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

After ordering our drinks, we took a seat outside in the courtyard. The lights and the newly added gazebo had a nice feel, however was a little cramped. Unfortunately, our conversations were interupted by the barman, who just served us drinks. Smoking and speaking (to...someone) very loudly about how he wasn’t very happy with the managers. However he then started SWEARING very loudley. Completely unprofessional and very rude. We also noticed that the serving staff were coming out and smoking too. In my opinion they shouldn’t be in the eyes of the customers smoking whilst on service. Especially if they are going to be not covering up their work uniform. Such ashame as it was my favourite place to go in Bradford-on-Avon.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Had our third take away this evening since they started and it is consistently very very good. These guys know what they are doing without a doubt, the restaurant will hopefully get busier as word spreads around. Great service too. A big bonus to boa....Only drawback are drinks for non eaters are expensive and not great, so maybe not a place to stop for a pint / glass of wine etcMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We have always loved this pub, with great cider choices. But it is even better now that it serves curry. As a local we have been here twice in the last week. First time it was just my wife and I for a meal and...a drink in the bar. The menu is fantastic, with a great range to choose from. If you like your bog standard style of curry the jalfrezi, but the second time we went, I took the in-laws and went for a chefs special, in which the flavour was fantastic. Everyone had something different, and each fish was exceptional. The quality of the produce used in their curries was really good, I can’t recommend this place highly enough. We will definitely be in here a lot.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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28 November 2018|
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Response from Lesleycjc | Reviewed this property |
It has returned to a lovely pub. I went today and it was excellent and I shall return
Elaine M
22 July 2015|
Response from Matthew1974 | Reviewed this property |
They do a super selection of pies including vegetarian, as far as I can remember. Check the menu online - and enjoy!
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The Bear is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4