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The Bear Tavern, Smethwick

500 Bearwood Road
Bearwood
Postal town: Smethwick
B66 4BX
Phone: 01214291184
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Aqualung . left this review about The Bear Tavern

This is a huge open plan room with an almost island bar in the centre then a dart board and two pool tables at the rear. There are TV screens everywhere and early on a Saturday afternoon it was yet another shrine to the God of TV Sport with the sound on and filling the pub.
There are six hand pumps which had 4 GK beers, Fixed Wheel Concussion Mild and a Slater's beer that I didn't write down. This wasn't as good a choice as others have found but the Concussion Mild (£3.30) was in very good nick. I wished I had noticed the CAMRA discount as that would have knocked the price down to under £3.00.
Obviously this discount had no influence at all on the local CAMRA branch including this pub in the 2019 GBG. I did have an all day breakfast here and that was fine.
Overall this one was disappointing due to the TV screens but it would have been just as bad if there had been a DJ or karaoke. That's the trouble with pubs that try to do something to suit everybody.

On 11th December 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2125 recommendations about 2120 pubs]


Delboy 20 left this review about The Bear Tavern

Very impressive looking pub which has improved over the last few years and deserves it's Good Beer Guide entry. 6 beers on including Fixed Wheel Mild Concussion, Westgate Brewery Fireside, Abbots, IPA and 2 festive beers - Rocking Rudolph and Greedy Goose. Worth a visit.

On 29th November 2018 - no rating submitted
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Gill Smith left this review about The Bear Tavern

Popped in to see if there was anything apart from usual Greene King beers, and chose and enjoyed Southwark Thames Dock Pale from the selection available. Large comfortable room with many TV screens showing sport.

On 12th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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Smethwick Rolfe Street, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Smethwick Galton Bridge, 2.06 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level, 2.06 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bear Tavern, Bearwood
11th Dec 2018, 07:48
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
29th Nov 2018, 19:33
Review submitted by Delboy 20

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 13 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by moby duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 August 2013 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 December 2018 by Aqualung .
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Monday9am - 11:30pm
Tuesday9am - 11:30pm
Wednesday9am - 11:30pm
Thursday9am - 11:30pm
Friday9am - 0:30am
Saturday9am - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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