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Bear & Firkin

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Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1294 Kingston Rd, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B7, Canada
+1 905-420-3967
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Bear & Firkin is located inside a beautifully restored building, originally the Liverpool Arms Inn, which was built in 1878 by Robert Secker. That said, it was very cold and drafty in the main floor dining area where we were seated - everyone at our table was uncomfortable. I don't know if the big fireplace next to us was... More 

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Thank kproulx
Minden Hills
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A group of 7 met for lunch. The service was ok and the food average. Washrooms were not clean. Over all feeling was that we probably won't return.

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Thank AuntHillMindenHills
Toronto
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Organized a Birthday/Retirement party for a group of 60 people to attend. As true to most of these functions, more people showed up than had confirmed. But the team at The Bear were ready and waiting, easily accommodating all those in attendance. The one thing you will immediately notice when you decide to plan your event, is how wonderful and... More 

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Thank Destiny59
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Bear and Firkin recently changed its menu. I have been visiting for years, and can honestly say that the days of the torn washroom walls and subpar food of the Fox and Fiddle are long gone. The decor is fresh and the service is decent. The food and beverages are consistent and reliable, however still unexceptional and somewhat expensive... More 

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Thank TorontoFoodieKH
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Really preferred the old menu,very disappointed in the new menu. We were not even offered the children's even though we had 2 children under 10, also sat us in the Bar as the other part of Restaurant "was way too hot" and by the way we had a reservation too!

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Thank ScottishGrandmamo
Pickering
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Today an important librarian was retiring and the celebration was held at Bear. The food was amazing and plentiful and the service was great. The room upstairs held the large number of individuals attending and we all had a good time. Plenty of room to socialize and greet people and talk to friends that we hadn't seen in a while.... More 

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Thank Gail S
Pickering, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Staff is friendly, food is great. It was good music and the atmosphere was nice. Will go again soon.

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Thank dorinioana
Pickering, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This bar provides what you would expect from a typical English pub franchise. They have a good selection of beers and the food was hot and good portion size. I was there just after the lunch rush and so the service was quick and pleasant. Good spot for a quick pint and a bite to eat.

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Thank Tinagmay
Ajax, Canada
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

My wife and I went on a Friday for some beer and apps. We were surprised to know that the appetizers were half-priced (all on the left corner of the menu). We tried the fish tacos and calamari with our cold beers and had a blast. I can see that the place needs a bit of an update in the... More 

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Thank comp-aliance
Naples
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Once known as the Liverpool House this was a great place to eat and hang out. Over the years many have tried to succeed and have failed. Bear & Firkin is just another name with average food and lacking in atmosphere.

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Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1294 Kingston Rd, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-420-3967

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?