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Bear and Ragged Staff

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Stoneymarsh, Michelmersh, Romsey SO51 0LB, England
+44 1794 368602
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 16 min
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Stoneymarsh, Michelmersh, Romsey SO51 0LB, England
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here for our daughters birthday. The waitress gave us a cool reception, shouting through to her colleague did they have a table for 4 booked?? Maybe look in the diary! Didn’t get asked if we wanted a drink, waited 20 minutes and then asked...More

Thank JeznJules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday lunch time. There was a disorganised que at the bar to order food and drinks. Not enough staff to deal with the demand, we also had the problem of people pushing in from different ends of the bar trying to place...More

Thank Bill R
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We did have a few issues last Saturday lunchtime so I am sorry that you were disappointed.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome on arrival, whole place looked very pretty in time for Christmas, but the place was deserted. Waited quite a long time for the food we ordered to arrive, and in my case the food wasn't even hot! Definitely wouldn't go there again to...More

Thank skipper123
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you have enjoyed the pub in general but were disappointed by the food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us on business in the local area have enjoyed a series of good pub lunches at the Bear. The food & service haven’t quite warranted 5* rating & it’s been pretty busy so staff working hard but nobody was disappointed...More

Thank Stephen B
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for you good and fair review Stephen, hope you do visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter booked this as a surprise for my wife's birthday. When we arrived the pub restaurant was almost full but we were quickly shown to our reserved table. The atmosphere was warm and it was fun to be in this old country style public...More

Thank Gasimen
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. You comments are exactly what we are trying to achieve here in terms of food and atmosphere so great to read.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible experience, two of us had lasagne which was moderately hot, salad leaves were hotter than the lasagne though. Third member of group had pan fried lamb, which was served on a cold plate which made food cold. Reason given for this was that a...More

Thank masterbraitac
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As you will know, I have responded via email to a member of party.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly I fear that I have finally given up on this pub. Up to 2015 it was privately owned and we and a number of locals had been going there regularly for about 15 years. The meals were generally of a very good standard for...More

Thank John M
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you comprehensive review John. I feel there is so much content that I shall not address each point separately, especially as it seems your complaints have been from over a period of 2 years. However, I do feel some justification is required...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We had a quick mid-week lunch here recently. The place is large but was surprisingly empty. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. One of our beer glasses arrived with dirt in the beer - it looked like tea leaves- but it was replaced...More

Thank Ovvin
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and good comments. We hope you pay us another visit to try out some other dishes on the menu.

Reviewed 2 November 2017

haven't been back for at least a year. . it was dreadful last time I came. Went with a friend and first thing we noticed was how empty it was. It used to be very busy. To be honest we weren't expecting much. but we...More

Thank sallyhampshire
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Sally. Glad you gave us another try and we exceeded your expectations. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Found the Bear and Ragged Staff prices for Fish and Chips lunch and Wine to be more expensive than average. Table not cleared or clean on arrival and had to clear used glasses myself. Paying top prices I do not expect to have to do...More

1  Thank matthewp133
Sorrel T, Manager at Bear and Ragged Staff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Matthew, all noted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stoneymarsh, Michelmersh, Romsey SO51 0LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey  >  Michelmersh
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 368602
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Description
Surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside, you’ll feel right at home… at the Bear & Ragged Staff. Catering for two legs and four, we’re perfectly placed for a number of local walks and boast a delicious British menu and range of refreshing drinks - the perfect rambler’s reward!
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