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The Bear, Northampton Central, Northampton

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11 Sheep Street
Northampton
NN1 2LT
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Reviews of The Bear (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bear

The Bear is a nice looking pub that is situated in the middle of Northampton.
Once inside the bar faces in an opened out L shaped room,the floor is bare boarded,the seating is tall tables and chairs on the right side,there is a pool table and bar football to the front left,the rear side is down one step and has normal tables and chairs.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of St Austell Tribute which went down well,the other real ale was Hobgoblin,there was also a real Cider on the bar.
Background music was playing and the pub was fairly busy on our pre 11am visit.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to start our Northampton crawl in.

Pub visited 1/10/2016

On 11th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bear

Large and impressive half-timbered building. Pretty bland inside, it’s an opened-out L shaped interior, painted an oppressive red and white with polished wood floor. The lower part of the L has booth style seating. Unashamedly sports bar in style, with pool and multiple screens. Two ales on, Hobgoblin and Tribute plus a clutch of boxed ciders. I wasn’t expecting much from the beer but the Tribute was surprisingly good. Once source of facepalm was the innovative(ish) Euro 2016-themed food and drink options but the groups were all wrong. I guess it serves a function for sporting events but I can’t imagine I’d feel the need to see the inside of this place again anytime soon.

On 13th August 2016 - rating: 5
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ROB Camra left this review about The Bear

A very good looking half timbered building from the outside. Inside it's been broken out into one large room though with a pool table at one end. There is a large sign outside that says "We Sell Cask Ale", they're lying. If they don't have any cask ale on a Friday late afternoon, when are they going to be selling it? There are 2 handpumps though, one was empty, the other had a GK IPA clip turned round. I turned round as well!

On 8th July 2014 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Northampton, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Long Buckby, 10.32 miles, 3 hr 19 min walk (show)
Wellingborough, 12.04 miles, 3 hr 52 min walk (show)
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13th Apr 2017, 15:26
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12th Apr 2017, 23:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes - Saturday - last updated 17 September 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
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