Written on: 22/05/2012 by reviewkitten (280 reviews written)
I used to live locally but had never been to The Bear so on a visit to see my mum we decided to go out for lunch and I chose Stock, not knowing where was any good. After a little bit of driving around we plumped for The Bear.
We originally sat at a two person table but had to move as my knees were getting bashed by the awkward table legs.
For lunch I chose wing of skate which came with a brown butter and caper sauce and mash. My mum had fish and chips.
The piece of skate I had was huge and really good. It was moist and flaked away from the bones. The mash was OK. Very smooth but there was lots! I think I would have liked some other veg instead of the huge amount of mash. But it was well seasoned.
Mum's fish and chips were also good but she was bemused by the arrangement of the chunky chips, all stacked together like Jenga :)
It was a little pricey but to be expected as the fish was locally caught (so it said on the board). All in all pretty nice. I'd recommend for lunch if you're a fish lover.