The Bear Inn
Conveniently located near Stock’s High Street, The Bear Inn is a thriving bar and restaurant in the heart of Essex that provides a fantastic meeting place for locals and those visiting from further afield. Owners Richard and Brenda are committed to serving fantastic food and drink, and ensuring top-notch service and great value for money.
Perfect for a lunchtime bar snack, an aperitif, or a few drinks after a long day, The Bear’s cosy, candlelit bar area, complete with log-burner, is open for coffee and tea every morning. It also boasts a fantastic range of beer, wine and spirits, as well as its own gin shelf. The elegant restaurant offers a concise seasonal menu that comprises the likes of baked Brie, red onion and spinach tart, pan-fried scallops with pea purée, crispy bacon and roasted tomato, and locally shot game terrine to start. Hearty mains might include roast rack of lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes and rosemary jus, blue cheese soufflé with mulled pears, and pan-fried skate wing with caper butter. For dessert, treat yourself to Bramley apple crumble and custard, or The Bear’s brownies, banoffee or brûlée, all of which are exceptionally good. ￼
With a spacious beer garden boasting its very own duck pond outside, and a warm, cosy ambience inside, The Bear is an admirable choice any time of year. Ideal for weddings, private functions, and corporate events, there’s ample space here for large parties, and you’re sure to receive a warm welcome.