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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We recently went to The Bear for a Sunday roast. While my first two familiar places were fully booked I was glad to find The Bear could accommodate us. Having had such a wonderful meal with excellent service, The Bear will now be the first place I call. The pub is beautifully decorated with a real sense of the history... More 

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Thank Katherine D
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here on Saturday 12th and can't fault it one bit. On arrival checked in with no fuss and shown to my very nice room by the Manager. I explained that I was going to a Christmas party at Sandown Park and might be back late and was shown the night entrance and felt relaxed to be coming back late.... More 

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Thank walkerboy13
Bear H, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kath, Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you had a relaxing time with us and also enjoyed breakfast with us. We hope so see you again someday. More 

Surrey
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270 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We have been twice this week once for lunch and then for breakfast (only served til 10.30am rather than all day :-(). We were keen to go as the chef is from the utterly excellent Porthminster Beach Cafe in St Ives. Unfortunately he was away for lunch and so we couldn't sample his skills. The meal was ok, plates warm,... More 

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Less a review, more a warning if you are a family race goer at Sandown. Following racing on Saturday we made our way to The Bear; two mid 56 year olds, a 42 year old and my 9 year old daughter. We arrived at 4.20PM with a view to having a quick drink whilst waiting for our taxi at 5PM... More 

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Thank Darren B
Bear H, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Let me state that we are a family pub and welcome family's and their family pets on a daily basis. We are also a very popular destination on race days, as we are situated next to Sandown Racecourse. On the day you are taking about, which happened to be the second busiest race day of the year. We made... More 

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South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We traveled from South Africa & battled to find decent accommodation during the rugby world cup for a decent rate. We found The Bear on the web & decided to pop in and have a chat with manager & little look around. The manager offered us a nice discount should we commit to a 4 night stay! The only condition... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We live locally and visit the Bear often. The refurbishment has been done very well and the interior is a great improvement. We recently ate there in the evening with family and I was a bit disappointed. Service was helpful and attentive but the food was a bit of a let down. My main course of smoked cod looked very... More 

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Thank SLD1970
Bear H, Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SLD1970, Thank you for taking time to write your review, I am so glad that you like the new interior of the Bear, we love it! I am also very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the friendly service that we strive to achive at The Bear. I am sorry to hear that you didnt enjoy your cod dish.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

In the last few days a refurbished Bear has opened again. From the outside all seems the same but the interior is very different.Themed on racing, as might be expected, the public rooms are bright and airy and clearly a great deal of thought has gone into the new layout. There are larger eating areas but there are also quieter... More 

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Bear H, Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tobywebb35, Im gald you popped in to have a look around the new Bear and that you like the new layout. We do also provide free wifi to all of our customers. We look forward to welcoming you through the doors once again. Best Regards, The Bear Team More 

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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I’ve been to the Bear a few times to eat, and it has always been superb. Good atmosphere, great staff, excellent food etc. The Bear re-opened recently following a refurbishment so let’s start with the décor. Immediate impression is really nice, there’s some interesting quirky touches - like a vaulting horse adapted to become a bench seat in the bar.... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

A colleague and I stayed one night at The Bear. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the bedrooms clean and comfortable. Rather dull in design but then we all have different tastes. The wifi was reliable which isn't always the case when promised. The breakfast was delicious served by a very pleasant waitress who knew just how to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I've not been to the bear for a few years now and it was so lovely to go there with family and very close friends recently. The food menu had been updated and the food was absolutely delicious. The staff are always helpful and friendly. I recommend the Sunday roasts you won't be disappointed. Out of the 12 of us... More 

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Thank Mar1972
Bear H, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the great comments and my-self and the team are glad your experience was so good. We have some fantastic staff who works with us and it’s always nice we people appreciate that. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Bear. Regards, Paul. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Bear Hotel

Address: 71 High Street, Esher KT10 9RQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Esher
Price Range: $164 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Request room away from High Street”
 of 5 bubbles SteveMFC, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One that is not directly over the bar, or shares a corridor with the office”
 of 5 bubbles TayntonBoy, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It's a good 20 minute walk from Esher Station. There is a taxi rank at the station if you don't fancy the schlep!”
 of 5 bubbles ShoppingGoddess, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has a "lighthouse" effect due to lots of gaps between the edge of the curtains and windows.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeH776, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“room 3 was probably one of the quieter rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DebMcCracken, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
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