The Bear Inn Stock Essex Hot

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The Bear Inn Stock Essex
The Bear Inn Stock Essex
The Bear Inn Stock Essex
The Bear Inn Stock Essex
Address The Square
Town/City Stock
County Essex
Postcode CM4 9LH
Tel No. 01277 829 100
Website http://thebearstock.com/
Ave. Price per couple 70.00
Facilities Parking • Disabled Facilities • Function Room • Kid's Menu • Garden • Bar/Lounge • Credit Cards • Lunches • Breakfast

The Bear at Stock, Essex is now under new ownership and Richard and Brenda extend a warm welcome having tirelessly refurbished the pub. They wish to bring back some of the values that made The Bear a thriving local meeting place whilst continuing to provide some great food which has in the last few years won The Bear awards including an AA rosette for 2005/2006 for outstanding cuisine and two Michelin knife and forks for 2006).

Staff at The Bear believe that through a commitment to quality of service and value for money, they will be able to entice customers old and new, to partake in the relaxing environment they are keen to provide. Running coffee mornings, dining and providing some fine beers will help their mission to become the number 1 pub in Stock and the surrounding area.

With their refurbishment The Bear now has a warm and cosy feel to it as soon as you enter through the door with an emphasis on comfort within a traditional environment. Added to this separate function/dining rooms and a very large beer garden (perfect for al fresco dining in Summer) and The Bear is also a perfect venue for private events and functions like wedding receptions, private parties and business seminars.

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Nothing special, wouldn't return.

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5.3
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Reviewed by Lauren Exley
October 04, 2011
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

I went to the Bear beginning of September.
This was a first time for me, but 2 of the party had been previously.
On first impressions it was lovely, quite big.
Bar area was over crowded but didn't wait to long to get served.
When we was seated we were crammed onto a 4 table and barely had enough room to move our chairs out.
The restaurant was overly hot and stuffy and they had no fans or AC. They opened a few windows, but rightly so the people next to them were getting cold.
Service was ok but nothing spectacular.
When the waitress came over to us to explain the specials we could hardly hear her.
One person had scallops that turned up warm but not hot. I had the special of Lamb, green beans and dauphinoise potatoes.
When the waitress bought them over, 2 of us had ordered it, 1 well done and 1 med-well done, when they arrived they were both well done to which i told the waitress mine was med-well done but she was not budging or trying to accommodate me.
There was barely any lamb and a outer layer of fat that was not needed. 1 member of the family had the steak that was tough and the potato rosti was burnt!!

It took them ages to clear the table of dishes and glasses.

Because of all these factors I don't think I would be inclined to go back here.
Food was average but for the gastro pub prices they charge, it needs to be a lot better!!!

 

A great evening

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9.3
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Reviewed by Haydn Price
April 04, 2009
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

My first visit to the Bear in Stock and I must say I will return. The food was cooked to perfection, we both started with scollops and bacon with a pea jus, the scallops metled in your mouth and all the flavours combined so well. We then had a rack of lamb, again cooked to perfection which was accompanied by crisp seasonal vegtables. We finished off with sweets which were good. The service was very good with the majority of waitresses giving a smile,

 

The Bear in Stock

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9.3
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9.0
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10.0
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Reviewed by Christopher Rooke
February 19, 2009
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

Outstanding, The Bear is now back to being a proper pub with the added bonus of excellent food.

 

Wonderful food and friendly service!

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8.9
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful

We had a wonderful evening which started well by being offered a choice of which table we would like to sit at....how often does that happen? The menu was relatively small but had a good variety of dishes. The mussels were cooked to perfection and everything was well presented and made with good quality ingredients. On the night we went they had a live singer (was not aware of this when we booked) which was very pleasant and not obtrusive to our meal in any way. All in all, good food and service, clearly managed by people who care about their customers. Will definitely go back.

 

BEAR PH

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Reviewed by Tony and Julie
December 30, 2007
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful

We carried out a visit to the newly refurbished BEAR in Stock this weekend. The owners Richard and Brenda made us very welcome, the atmosphere was just right and the food excellent. This is a great family pub and resturant that I would recommend to anyone.



Tony

 
 

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