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Alongside a menu of British pub favourites, the Bear & Staff is a sausage and chop house specialist. So mix up your pie and mash with smoky BBQ beef sausages, or try its specialty of Barnsley lamb chops.

This pub near Covent Garden and Leicester Square has been around for more than 100 years in its current location, and the upstairs dining room is named after a past customer, Charlie Chaplin.


Average main course £12.00 per diner
Average food spend £25.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Bear & Staff

11-12 Bear Street
+44 (0)20 7321 0814
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Bear & Staff

5.0 out of 5
18 July 2017
by Clinton D.

Good food, drinks, service, and atmosphere; near train station. Take a bus or the Tube to Leicester Square and avail yourself to large portions of good food and a cold drink. The service was courteous and prompt and the food was tasty. Not a great selection of menu items--probably s why there were fewer customers than I would expect. The bar wasn't too noisy but in any case I didn't hear... more

2.0 out of 5
02 May 2017
by Benjamin A.

Subpar British pub food with a limited selection of craft brews. It is, however, a pleasant classic pub atmosphere. (Note: American tourist.) more

5.0 out of 5
23 May 2016
by Kimberley F.

Stopped in on a random Thursday in November while we were visiting London on holiday. It looked very crowded from the outside which is always a good sign. We initially were only going to have a beer on the main level, however we ended up going upstairs for a sit-down. It is rather small, but oh so cozy and we were seated right away. Staff was super friendly and the people in the pub were super... more

4.0 out of 5
24 April 2016
by Jillian M.

My friends and I stopped into The Bear and Staff on a Sunday afternoon around 2:30 for lunch. The dining room is upstairs and somewhat small, so I would recommend a reservation no matter what time you plan to go. We only got a table because a reservation did not show up.

They had about nine beers on tap, including some of their own. There is a full bar as well. I ordered the quinoa and bean... more

5.0 out of 5
08 June 2017
by Gary Y.

Had a thoroughly enjoyable meal, great drinks, cheerful and friendly service. I frankly do not get why some reviews do not reflect the upsides of this great location. We had a simple meal with soup (excellent) and fish & chips (superior) plus Macallan12. Couldn't ask for more. more

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