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Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street
Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7AX

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

10 - 10

Owner

Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

First licensed in 1714 and called the Bear and Ragged Staff until 1835, this is a late Victorian (re-built in 1878) corner pub that was one of the smallest in the area until extended into an adjacent shop in 1997, giving it two distinct areas. Upstairs is the Chaplin restaurant dedicated to Charlie Chaplin (who is supposed to have drunk here after performances at the Empire Theatre) with photographs. Bear Street (that has also been known as Little Leicester Street and Bear Lane) and the pub's name appear to derive from the armorial insignia of the Neville family, once Earls of Warwick. A one-time neighbour was the Cinema de Paris opened in 1910, remodelled and reconstructed in 1926 as the Cameo and through various evolutions including RevudeNews, Cameo Royale (X-rated foreign language films) eventually closing as part of the Cannon Group chain in 1988.

Note that the licence stipulates that alcohol is not available until noon on Sundays. The food offering include traditional afternoon tea, and various meal deals are available, see pub website for details.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street
Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7AX

Sat Nav Reference

51.510867, -0.128601

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

24, 29, 176

Nearby Station (450m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (100m)

Leicester Square

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