Bear & Staff

24-26 Gateacre Brow, Liverpool, L25 3PB Directions

Tel 0151 428 2526
   Open today 12:00 - 23:00

Business overview

Chef & Brewer have many traditional pub restaurants across the UK, with a warm relaxing family atmosphere. The menu includes freshly cooked traditional British food and offer a wide range of real ales & wines.


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Sunday lunch

I went for Sunday lunch with my family, I had ordered off the specials genuine, chicken with wild mushrooms in a white wine sauce, when the meal came the sauce was cold, sent it back, waited around 15min for my meal to come, meanwhile my family had practically finished there's. When my meal eventually came, the sauce had changed to a peppercorn sauce??? , no apology when I mentioned it, just asked me why I had asked for. Did see a few meals sent back.
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bear and staff woolton liverpool

I think there has been a takeover since the last review.
I ordered a cheese filled chicken wrapped in bacon, but the cheese had gone awol - no sign of any cheese at all. It did, however, come with tomato sauce, although no mention of this on the menu.The carrots were cold.I had half a dozen peas on my plate - I think they arrived via the green beans and were put on by mistake.The fruit crumble appeared and tasted of crumbled digestive biscuits mixed with sugar.My fellow diner ordered a curry which was served in a bowl - it was hot, but watery and thin.A spoon would have been more appropriate than a knife and fork.The service with a smile was definately missing.We did eat here fairly regularly as it is local, but will restrict ourselves to drinks only in future.The pub itself is lovely.
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wholesome comfort food

I came here over the Christmas period for a lazy lunch with a couple of my cousins and my sister. It’s not quite a gastro pub (of London standards anyway), more like a cosy local with decent comfort food. The Bear and Staff is fairly large with many nooks and crannies to hide away and relax in. Filling the spaces is a mish mash of different wooden tables and chairs, almost like it’s a home for lost and neglected furniture.

They have the standard pub meals such as sausage and mash, steak and ale pie etc. However, there is a changing specials board featuring some regional dishes such as scouse. We all went for a starter and a main each. Lisa had garlic and butter mushrooms on toast. All the flavour of the sauce oozed onto the toast underneath, simply just lush! I had a chicken liver parfait with wild honey and thyme served on fresh bread. The flavour was perfect and it was really light and smooth.

For mains, I had a rump of lamb with carrot and swede mash, fine beans and a red wine jus. The lamb was slightly overcooked but still fairly tender. The flavours worked well but I wasn’t amazed by my main as I was with my starter. David had the biggest steak and ale pie that I’ve ever seen (look at the pics!). It was crammed full of juicy meat and the pastry was pretty good too, golden brown and flaky. Mike had scouse which is traditionally a lamb stew eaten by sailors. It was quite nice but not any nicer than your average stew. Lisa had salmon en croute with new potatoes. I’m not really sold on cooking fish with pastry as fish is quite delicate and I don’t really understand why anyone would put the two together. The portions were fairly massive. With just 2 courses, we were totally stuffed!
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