24 Nov 2016
When it comes to a great local, there’s no beating The Bear. Following a lavish renovation, this comfortingly classic country pub is bursting with character and charm that everyone is sure to enjoy. Located in the leafy Surrey village of Oxshott, the pub showcases the best of modern-British dining alongside an unrivalled drinks selection of craft beers and global wines. It’s the ultimate in country pubs.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding Surrey Hills and scenic heather fields, the pub has been updated in earthy hues of orange and deep blue, rich fabrics and plush finishing touches. Guests are welcomed by a striking wood-clad bar with an impressive collection of wines and fine spirits, surrounded by relaxed leather seats and vibrant patterned banquettes. Sink into a chair in the new large glass-fronted extension and enjoy views out over the tree-lined garden and terrace.
Move through to the warm and inviting dining room filled with blazing log fireplaces, Chesterfield sofas and tartan-clad low seats. Host the perfect party or Champagne celebration in The Bear’s private dining room, ideal for gatherings of up to 12 people.
The Best of British
The distinctly British menu at this cosy country pub is packed with classic dishes and seasonal favourites, alongside contemporary and inventive additions, plus quintessentially English barbecues come the summertime.
Whether you’re brunching, lunching or sharing nibbles over a glass of your favourite grape, The Bear has the perfect small plate for any occasion. Highlighting the best the season has to offer, must-tries include a rich pigeon and partridge terrine with roasted nuts, sweet honeycomb, chutney and crackers; and The Bear’s Ploughman’s Board, with award-winning Keens aged cheddar, 10-hour roasted crackling, pork pie, scotch egg, Suffolk salami, pickle and Cox apple.
Go the whole nine-yards with indulgent mains of whole roast partridge with smoky bacon, honey-glazed root vegetables, smooth bread sauce and pan jus; and traditional beef, oyster mushroom and ale hot water crust pie served with colcannon mashed potato and glazed roots. Meat aficionados can tuck into The Bear’s signature 28-day dry aged certified English Aberdeen Angus steaks, all of which have been hand selected for the highest quality. Choose from rib eye, fillet and sirloin with all the trimmings and, of course, your choice of sauce.
The Perfect Pint
Every good local knows the importance of great beers, and The Bear is no exception. On tap, guests can find brews from Young’s, Camden Town Brewery and Beavertown, plus bottle and can craft beers from up-and-coming breweries including Gipsy Hill and Kernel.
A dedicated gin and tonic menu is also available, with your chosen gin perfectly paired with Fever Tree tonics. An extensive wine selection groups its bottles based on style and flavour rather than region, so you’ll always find the perfect sip.
Come on down to The Bear and hibernate with us this Winter.
Surrey KT22 0JE