Run by husband and wife team Michael & Karen Roderick.
Since its opening in 1991 this charming family restaurant has offered a unique warm and welcoming atmosphere to compliment its deliciously English cuisine.
Whether you’re a party celebrating with friends or a couple seeking a romantic dinner for two The Old Bear provides a classical dining experience for any occasion.
We are situated on the main A38 directly opposite County Hall with free parking available after 6pm and on Sundays in Shire Hall parallel to the Police Station.
“We would just like to reassure our loyal customers that contrary to rumours, The Old Bear is not closing down or even up for sale, we have closed our small garden room at the rear of the restaurant to ease the pressure off Mike in the kitchen but we are still as passionate about our standard of food and service and look forward to your continued support.
Many thanks, Karen. May 2016″
The Old Bear is also available to hire for meetings, weddings or large celebrations. Please contact by phone for further information. The restaurant is open for dinner on Tuesday through to Saturday evenings. We are also open on Sundays from 12.30 for Traditional Roast Lunch.
The Old Bear Restaurant
14 Upper High Street
Taunton, TA1 3PZ