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The Bear and Ragged Staff, Romsey

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Michelmersh
Michelmersh
Postal town: Romsey
SO51 0LB
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Michael Wright left this review about The Bear and Ragged Staff

My visit was lunchtime on sunny Sunday afternoon in July, the pub is very handy for Mottisfont Abbey [National Trust], so could be a handy place to eat if fed up with queuing at Mottisfont cafe. Also fairly near Hillier Gardens at Romsey

A Fuller's [ex Gales] house, with standard ex Gales Fuller's offering of beers & lagers

Very much food orientated, there are no nearby houses, so it has to be a destination pub, and food seems to be the target market

Large car park, outside, some paved, seating, loads of it, at trestle tables, with parasols for summer

One very large bar area, sub divided, but all take orders for food / drinks

General bar is also divided, and does have steps in parts, including up to toilets [one step]. Very much wood & country pub decor

I had HSB, companion had coffee, no complaints there.

We only had a sandwich, which was a bit pricey [£5 mark], but found the service was efficient and staff helpful & friendly, but did notice those with cooked food seem to have bit of wait, the portions however seemed huge

You will find conflicting views about this pub on the web, I think it is Marmite pub, make your own mind up

OK if in area, but would not make a special journey here

On 28th July 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]


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Geoff Thirlby left this review about The Bear and Ragged Staff

Good location with reasonable interior, if you are looking for a drink ideal, for eating not recommended. Menu looks good and very reasonalby priced, however quality of food is poor, some food comes under cooked, the curry probably is straight out of a jar, the vegetables - well dreadful is all I can say. They would be be better to reduce their menu by 2/3rds and have a limited range menu that was well prepared and cooked. Very disappointing.

On 19th July 2008 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Mottisfont & Dunbridge, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Romsey, 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Dean, 6.17 miles, 1 hr 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bear and Ragged Staff, Michelmersh
28th Jul 2013, 14:54
Review submitted by Michael Wright
 
1st Sep 2010, 16:37
Web Link submitted by Michael Wright approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Darts : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 July 2013 by Michael Wright
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