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Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Loved it
Will return when next in Wedt End.
Food tasty and friendly service

Karen 13 April 2019
from London

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Situated within easy reach of London’s Theatreland, The Bear & Staff is a traditional pub boasting a friendly atmosphere, a choice of ales and a modern twist on the traditional British menu. Housed in a building dating back to 1873 what is now our dining room was once a small theatre favoured by Charlie Chaplin, who occasionally used it for rehearsal space.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Bear & Staff menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Bear & Staff bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

Bear & Staff in – Leicester Square is a minute’s walk from Leicester Square Tube Station and a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, Shaftesbury Avenue and Chinatown.

Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX

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Customer reviews for Bear & Staff

4.1 ((((* (based on 35 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (20)
  • lunch (16)
  • value (15)
  • private dining (7)
  • views (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • business (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 8 June 2019 by Karen from South Wales

    I liked the atmosphere there. It was relaxed and friendly. Waitress was efficient and courteous but also friendly and warm. Meals were good and tasty ideal before going to theatre. Not cheap but average price for London. Drinks were on expensive side but I did enjoy the glass of red wine. I would definitely go back. It was three min walk to the coliseum too which was great.

  • ((*** 21 May 2019 by John from London

    After seeing good reviews on Book a Table we decided to visit the Bear and Staff for pre-show meal:

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Karen from London

    Loved it
    Will return when next in Wedt End.
    Food tasty and friendly service

  • ((*** 9 April 2019 by Amanda from London

    Food good and reasonably priced. Service poor. Took an hour to be served.

  • ((*** 21 March 2019 by Claire from London

    A pub that ran out of food.

    Very good service from waiting staff

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by David from Grays

    We had a pre-theatre meal, the staff were courteous & friendly, the services was quick but not at the expense of being pushy, the Barnsley chops were delicious, would definitely recommend

  • ((((* 7 February 2019 by Julie from Northampton

    Lovely place, great food and service

  • ((((( 16 August 2018 by linda from normandy guildford

    lovely pub and very clean friendly and full of character and history
    We enjoyed the meal and the drinks verymuch
    We especially were very impressed with the lovely Nom who served us
    She is a really lovely friendly an proffessional lady and we were delighted to meet her
    Please say hello and thank her for us
    we will be back at christmas especially because of her in the hope of seeing her again
    and the pub of course!!
    many thanks
    ian and lin henderson

  • ((((( 9 August 2018 by Robin from Woodbridge

    After the initial denial of having booked a £7 lunch deal on their site, for which they did not have the menu, all went well when I showed them the booking and the menu. There was a delay of about 25 minutes for the food to be served which was surprising given lack of clientele ( more to do with the searing hot weather than anything else) but the wait was well worth it, very well cooked meal and more than adequate. The lady serving was attentive and friendly and to my surprise on going to pay the manager had told here to only charge for the meal and not the drinks we had given the initial denial. An unexpected and pleasant gesture showing in my view the manager did not want to have unhappy clients.
    This is the second visit to this pub in the heart of theatre land and it will not be our last given the service we received.

  • ((((( 7 March 2018 by Michele from London

    Excellent and efficient service combined with delicious Sunday roast vegetarian lunch made this a very pleasant experience. We had a window table which looked out over the theatres, and the tables were well separated, so no cramped sensations. Very good choice of wines by the glass. The restaurant is well appointed and spotlessly clean. Outstanding value for money.

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