The Bear

4 out of 5 Based on 9 reviews

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The Bear

296 Camberwell New Road
+44 20 7274 7037


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4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Bear

4.0 out of 5 23 February 2014
by Paul W.

Love the space, love the ambiance, love the bar, especially love the bear on the bar-top... oh, and it serves Meantime on tap!!!!!

The space is relatively open, with a number of tables arranged around the (almost) 360 bar. The table's have flowers for a nice little touch - our's had a slug on it, so I took it outside when we left (I understand how slug-phobic the cruel world can be!)....more

4.0 out of 5 3 October 2012
by Nida K.

I didn't know what to think when I walked in through the door and saw people dressed up as bunnies, frogs, peacocks, etc. I didn't realize that Halloween came early this year and felt a little left out since I wasn't dressed up as anything furry...

Yeah, I still have no idea what event was going on, but the event I was there for was Stephen's birthday which was taking place in the back room....more

4.0 out of 5 22 September 2011
by Craig M.

Perfectly good boozer this.

The recent change of hands and tidying up of the place has drawn in an updated crowd - typically young professionals who don't take themselves seriously.

The beer selection is good - very much enjoyed my Meantime pale ale - and the music on offer had me tapping my foot and wishing to return sooner rather than later.

The food looked decent and popular enough on a...more

4.0 out of 5 15 May 2010
by Rich M.

It used to be a bit of a dive, back in the day. The old geezers who propped the bar up and whiled the day away reading the Racing Post and grinding their coffin nails out on the floor might feel the pub's grimy decor had little but a clean up, but they certainly wouldn't recognise the current clientele. Close your eyes and ignore the traffic racing along Camberwell New Road and you could be in...more

5.0 out of 5 28 February 2010
by tomcoombs

I was blown away by the food at this place. It was seriously good.

There was venison (what I had), pheasant, veggie haggis, pork belly, that kind of thing. I think main courses were ten or so pounds.

The place is nicely done out, and the staff are very very friendly.

Its location might not be considered in the thick of the action, but it's well worth travelling to.more