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The Bear, Esher

71 High Street
Esher
KT10 9RQ
Phone: 01372469786
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bear

Fine old hotel that still provides accommodation. Wide variety of seating and dining areas, some at a lower level. Refurbished in an upmarket semi-modern style but done in a way that thankfully does retain some character. Pleasant split-level patio beer garden to one side. Two banks of three handpumps, offering Youngs Ordinary, London Gold and Special.

On 13th July 2014 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Bear

The Bear is a large prominent pub and hotel situated at one of the main road junctions in Esher. The long and narrow main bar has wooden flooring, mostly high tables with stools and leaded windows, there are a few side rooms, one snug like one to the left with a couple of sofas, two larger rooms to the right with fireplaces, swirly patterned wallpaper, one with a TV showing Sky Sports. To the rear of here is a formal restaurant, complete with white linen cloths and lit by a stained glass rooflight. Decor comprises mainly modern arty prints of nothing much, plus a few frames of the usual old B&W local scenes. Youngs beers, two banks of three repeated, Ordinary Bitter, Special (£3.60) and Waggledance, no guests. Outdoor area to the left hand side. Rooms are advertised for £120, it is Esher but that sounds steep to me, perhaps a last resort crash pad after Sandown races. Following the theme, menus on the tables had typical pub fare but most mains well over £10. Functional corporate uniformed service, not one down for a revisit.

On 13th May 2012 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about The Bear

Large young's pub close to Sandown racecourse. The pub has accommodation and food is served.

On 13th March 2012 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Esher, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Claygate, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Hinchley Wood, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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13th Jul 2014, 10:28
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
3rd Oct 2012, 18:16
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by hondo .
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