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Crazy Bear Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear – Beaconsfield

Each year we have a family meal out with my parents and Aunt and Uncle.  This year we chose The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield for our annual meet up.

On arrival you walk in and are greeted with a totally different quirky experience, the staff are very welcoming and showed us to the bar area while we waited for my Aunt and Uncle to arrive.

While waiting we had plenty to keep us entertained just by looking around


Once they had arrived we were shown to our table, and the waiter took our drinks for us, which made it easier for me to help my Daughter to the table.  As there was 7 of us we were shown to a booth, which made it much more intimate and made it easier to talk to each other.

They offer a Sunday menu or Al ACarte menu, we all chose the Sunday menu apart from my Daughter.

These were amazing although my Daughter refused to try the roasted garlic or oil dip for her bread, choosing to use only the butter.


My husband and I both chose the roast beef, which came with a selection of vegetables (not shown) and our Daughter had half a lobster (from the Al ACarte starter menu) with a portion of triple cooked chips.  Unfortunately the service was very slow in the food arriving (over an hour) and we had to return all meals and vegetables as they were cold.  However, our replacement meals were sorted very quickly and were hot when we received them, and the staff could not apologise enough.

Then it was time for dessert, my Daughter chose a trio of homemade ice cream and a scoop of raspberry sorbet, my husband and I chose to share as we could not make up our minds which to have.  These were amazing, although after a main course was a little too much, and as hard as it was for me I could not finish my dessert.

Garden and Pool
Garden and Pool

We then moved outside (as we were all getting warm) and also they obviously needed the table, so kept asking if we would like to move, for some fresh air and to enjoy a coffee by their pool, in the garden area, although this ended up in everyone moaning they were cold.

We had a lovely time, but although it was a Sunday lunchtime, which we understand is a busy time, the wait for food and then it being cold on arrival, did tar the meal slightly, also when the first meal came out, only half of my Daughters meal came out and none of the sauces to go with the meals were provided either, even after asking twice.

Would I go back, I would like to stay in one of their hotel rooms as they are so quirky and I would love to try their Thai restaurant at some stage.

Although there was some slight disappointment, it was nice catching up with my family and although my Daughter suffered with pain and tiredness she did so well while we were out.

Thank you for visiting x

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    1. It is, that was really the only thing that let it down, the food was amazing. The front of house staff were also very good and can not fault them at all x

  1. I can’t stand restaurants that take more customers and orders than they can cope with – it’s so inefficient and, as hubs used to be a food and beverage manager before he became general manager in a super busy hotel, this would kill our meal because it would drive him insane! H x

    1. It did cause a bit of tension, more so the fact we had to wait so long and then the food being cold, my Daughter was starting to struggle as she is ill, and was starting to suffer with being wiped out, and then having to send the food back. But they did act quickly and I can not fault the front of house staff, and we got replacement meals quickly that were hot, but by then we had got a bit past it.

    1. It is a lovely place, even just to pop in for a drink, unfortunately I could not try the cocktails as I was driving x

    1. The food was gorgeous, they do have 2 other venues as well, another this one and one other is a hotel as well, I don’t think the other is though

    1. Even though there was 7 of us and we were chatting, it was still a long time to wait, and my poor Daughter was starting to tire so did put a bit of a dampener on it, as we were trying to keep her going x

  2. I am not sure how I feel about the animals, I hope they weren’t real! I like that they carried your drinks for you, such a simple but nice touch as like you said with kids its always a struggle, you can guarantee my monkey will run away whilst trying to juggle drinks lol the meal does look really good though despite the problem you had

    1. They didn’t have that creepy look about them, so I don’t think they were real, if that makes sense. Carrying the drinks was a great help as it meant I could support my Daughter to the table. The food was lovely and the portions were good as well.

    1. It was lovely, her Dad has taught her to have expensive taste, they do a whole lobster, that was a starter we got as a main for her, she was very happy x

  3. just had a quick look of their website and it looks very grand and posh. So being like this I would expect a top notch service, so it’s disappointing that the food came out cold and you also had to ask for your sauces for your daughters starter. And I think them trying to move you outside was a little bit rude too.

    1. It is not a cheap establishment, this is exactly what we were saying, and if we had not have waited so long for our food, we would have finished a lot sooner x

    1. We would love to stay as well, it was a shame about the problems though, but when the food did eventually arrive hot it was lovely x

  4. What a lovely looking place, shame about the slightly disappointing service. I hate when some restaurants don’t bring everything together

    1. It was very different, It was a shame as my Daughter was beginning to suffer with tiredness and my Uncle was getting a bit agitated having to wait, he has Dementia so didn’t understand.

    1. I know what you mean, but the food was lovely, my Daughter loved her lobster, this is actually a starter they do also offer whole lobster also x

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