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The Bear Inn

6 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday : 11:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday : 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday : 11:30 - 22:30

Fun pub. Very good food. Very nice bar lady/waitress - very helpful and smiling

Kirsty Blanchard 25 May 2016
from Valence

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The Bear Inn started life in 1242 and brings rustic British cooking to the heart of Oxford. Tucked away from the bustling city streets, the pub features a remarkable collection of ties and hosts live music and quiz nights.

Spanning from salads and juicy burgers to piping-hot, stuffed-full pies, The Bear Inn menu is lovingly prepared by the talented resident chefs. Ingredients are sourced from across the British Isles, and meats and daily-fresh fish catches can be traced back directly to sustainable, trusted suppliers. Choose from dishes including devilled whitebait, or sausage & mash.

The Bear Inn pub also presents a renowned drinks list, featuring award-winning ales including Fuller’s most well-known brew, London Pride. Fine wines, premium spirits and soft drinks are also on offer.

The Bear Inn Oxford is a 4-minute walk from The Covered Market while Westgate Shopping Centre is a 5-minute drive away.

The Bear Inn

6 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH

Contact +44 1865728164

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Customer reviews for The Bear Inn

4 ((((* (based on 6 reviews)
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  • dinner (4)
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  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* by from Valence

    Fun pub. Very good food. Very nice bar lady/waitress - very helpful and smiling

  • ((((* by from London

    Had the Bear burger. Delicious!

  • (((** by from High Wycombe

    Good food but non-existent 'restaurant'. We booked a table for 8 people in their restaurant and when we arrived it turned out to be four small tables pushed together in the corner of the packed bar with half the group sat on stools. There were people on the 'reserved' area when we arrived and we had to wait for them to be moved. Would have been fine for a smaller group but we felt in the way as we were right by the entrance and it was not as advertised. Would go again for the food though if we were on our own or with another couple.

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    The food was nice; it arrived quickly and portions were generous. The menu was limited and pricing steep, but that's Oxford. All in all, a charming pub and worthy of a visit.

  • ((((* by from Farnham

    Knowing how busy Oxford is on a Saturday evening, we booked a table - thank goodness! This is a delightful little place, full of character, and was absolutely heaving with visitors, students and local people. Despite this, we were made very welcome and service was swift and efficient. It is hard to mess up smoked salmon or white ate starters but it is very easy to do so with a hot Scotch Egg - but they didn't and it was excellent. Mains included several specials, including a very nice steak and Fullers ale pie. Overall, the food, whilst straightforward, was good quality and the portions very generous. We didn't make it to the puddings, including things like spotted dick and fudge cake, which means that we shall have to return.... There is an outside seating area for less blustery days.

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    Food was of a high standard, the inside is very small, but very atmospheric, and the drink was good too - nothing bad to say about it, will definitely go back next time we're in Oxford.

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