The Old Bear Inn – Staverton

The Old Bear Inn at Staverton, Wiltshire is just a short walk from my home. The pub is early nineteenth century (with a later extension at the rear) built of limestone ashlar. I have eaten several times already at the pub and each time enjoyed good food and service.

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The Old Bear Inn is open 7 days a week and has a Sunday Carvery, Tuesday Steak Night as well as other events. The menu changes each month and with plenty to choose from you are going to experience many culinary delights,

On our recent visit, May 13th, 2017 my wife and I were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary (May 12th, 1979) and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely meal with both of selecting the same starter and mains. That’s what being together for 38 years does! Our starter, Pan fried garlic wild mushrooms served on a toasted ciabatta with dressed baby leaves and for mains, Herb crusted lamb rump served with a potato and celeriac puree, honey glazed vegetables and a red wine jus. Both dishes were superbly presented and cooked to perfection.

For dessert, we did choose differently. My wife went for a delicious white chocolate and blackcurrant cheesecake and I, for the first time in my life had an Eton Mess. Both were thoroughly enjoyed.

Once again we enjoyed a very nice time and warm welcome, the 2 glasses of Prosecco provided free of charge for our anniversary meal were greatly appreciated. I can certainly recommend that if you are in the West Wiltshire area or passing through do call in at The Old Bear Inn. Booking in advance is advisable. Telephone 01225 782487.

For your information, The Old Bear Inn caters for vegetarians and gluten free requirements so don’t worry if you need such dishes as there will be something available for you.


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