Booking a Table

If you would like to eat, please do book to avoid disappointment.

Lunchtime Meals 12-2:30pm (2pm on Sundays)

Evening Meals  6-9pm ( not Sunday evening)

Tel: 01235 811311

The Bear at Home, High St, North Moreton. OX11 9AT


Coming soon...

The new Landlords Patrick and Lucy Marples will be announcing their new menu shortly. Watch this space!

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Main Courses

English Rump steak, mushroom, onions rings, grilled tomato, chips - £15.50

English Prime Ribeye steak, mushroom, onion rings, grilled tomato, chips - £18.00

Plus a choice of sauce: peppercorn, stilton or garlic butter - £1.50

Chargrilled chicken Caesar salad, fresh anchovies, rosemary croutons and poached egg - £10.50

Pork and leek sausages, whole-grain mustard mash, onion gravy - £11.00

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, garlic bread, rocket salad (V) - £10.50

Big Bear Burger-chuck steak burger, smoked bacon, cheese, onion rings, our signature sauce, chips - £12.50

Beer battered fish and chips, tartare sauce - £10.50

Braised pork belly, chive mash, spiced red cabbage, balsamic jus - £13.50

Asian duck salad- crispy duck, lambs lettuce, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate, chilli and lime dressing - £11.50

Bear steak sandwich- ciabatta, rump steak, onion rings, rocket, horseradish mayonnaise, chips - £10.50

Side dishes – home-made chips, garlic bread, green salad or seasonal vegetables - £2.50

Bear cubs: Sausage, ham, scampi or chicken goujons, all served with chips & peas or baked - £6.50

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Welcome to the Bear at Home Inn North Moreton

timandaliPatrick and Lucy welcome you to the friendliest family pub in South Oxfordshire. The Bear at Home Inn at North Moreton is open for goodquality food, fine wines and real ale throughout the year. Low beamed ceilings, character fireplaces, nooks & crannies and a true Oxfordshire welcome await you here at this family run Freehouse.

Originally a quiet 15th century coaching inn, Tim and Ali have transformed this idyllic pub into a fun and 'happening' place. You can be sure of a friendly and fun evening whether you wish to eat or just relax with a drink or two. You will find the young and the old mixing together in an atmosphere that will encourage you to return.

Our menu is made of FRESH ingredients so what you see will vary according to the day of the week you come in. For example, our fish is delivered from Cornwall on Friday so if you want a selection of good fish dishes, please book a table for Friday or Saturday.

GBG_Rosette_2009Our beer is kept well and we always have four guest ales on tap. The Bear at Home was voted CAMRA Pub of the Year 2007 for the whole of Oxfordshire and we have had an entry in the CAMRA good beer guide for the last 3 years; which we are justly proud of. We aim to provide sustenance to all our customers, whether you drink fine wine, good port, continental lagers or real ale.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 17:44
New Landlords at the Bear at Home Inn
Written by Dean Beedell   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:47

There are new Landlords at the Bear at Home North Moreton. Patrick and Lucy Marples have taken over this successful public house as of 1st April 2014. The Marples have decided to run the pub, the beer, the food and the warm welcome, just as it has always been. "No change" is the order of the day. A good selection of beers will continue to be pulled from the barrel, the food will be good value and will be served in sizeable portions. The welcome will be just as warm and the tradition of the Bear friendly welcome will continue...

Patrick and Lucy wish a fond farewell to Tim and Ali who have brought the Bear at Home Inn from being an empty place to being the place to be on a friday night!  Patrick and Lucy have vowed to make the place even more exciting, eventually they will place their stamp on the pub but the changes will be gentle, gradual and in-keeping with the country surroundings. Patrick and  Lucy aim to provide the same quality of food but add their own twist to an improving menu. The beer will still adhere to CAMRA's exacting standards and all patrons can be assured that their time in the Bear will only grow better and better.

Patrick and Lucy Marples welcome you to the new Bear at Home Inn and hope you will be as at home here under the umbrella of their warm welcome as you were under Tim's long Landlordship. Slange! Cheers! Bottoms up!

Best Pub in Oxfordshire by the Campaign for Real Ale.
Written by Paul Stammers   
Friday, 13 November 2009 21:46
Headline : Best Pub in Oxfordshire by the Campaign for Real Ale.

Distribution Source : Oxford Times
Date :
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Paul Stammers

The Bear at Home in North Moreton, between Didcot and Wallingford, has scooped the title of Best Pub in Oxfordshire by the Campaign for Real Ale.

16om29bear_v03.jpg.display The Bear at Home

The freehouse has four different ales on tap, including two local brews, which are changed each week.

You'll find our own Bear Beer from West Berks, and Taylor's Landlord are always available plus 2 guest ales from a variety of local breweries, including Loddon, and White Horse. Lovibonds Henley Gol;d & Dark are also regulars at The Bear.

However, the former 15th century coaching inn, which features low beamed ceilings and character fireplaces, is a decent bet if you're after hearty grub, produced from fresh ingredients by chefs Laura Gammon and Alan Smith, and their staff.

Fish is delivered from Cornwall and my tip is so book on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays when the catch is new in.

But look out too for the occasional 'specials', such as pies, barbecue or paella nights.

As for puddings, the pub is fantastic if you like ice cream - it offers a range of Swiss Movenpick flavours that include rum n raisin, cognac, and espresso. Blokes might prefer the sticky toffee pudding !

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 November 2011 16:27
The Bear at Wikipedia (extract)
Written by Wikipaedia   
Friday, 27 November 2009 10:48
Source: Bear at Home is a 16th-century public house in the South Oxfordshire (England) village of North Moreton, near Wallingford. It retains many original 16th-century features, including timber-framed walls, inglenook fireplace and a well, but was extended sympathetically in 1980 to allow it to serve food. New features include a minstrel's gallery above the bar, which is almost certainly unique. In 2007, the Freehouse was voted the best pub in Oxfordshire by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)[1] members, and its range of locally produced real ales, ensures it is a regular entry in the Good Beer Guide.

As recently as 1930, there were four pubs in this small village, serving a population of about 400 people[2] but The Bear at Home is now the only remaining outlet. It overlooks the village green, home of Moreton Cricket Club (M.C.C), founded in 1858, a thriving club in this desirable commuter village, with members of all ages and ability; the pub has close ties with the cricket club, and is MCC's unofficial clubhouse.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 November 2011 16:28
The good things about the Bear at Home
Written by Christopher Gray   
Friday, 13 November 2009 21:47

Headline : The good things about the Bear at Home

Distribution Source : Oxford Times
Date :
5:16pm Wednesday 22nd April 2009
Christopher Gray


I was first made aware of the good things about the Bear at Home in North Moreton – some of them at least – through an article early last month in The Times.

In it, the landlord Tim Haworth described how he and his wife Alison, tired of the many deficiencies of their local, decided to take the place over and see if they could manage it better. So well did they do, that very soon they found themselves in charge of the Campaign for Real Ale’s Oxfordshire pub of 2007.

Tim is an antique dealer by trade – he has stuff on sale at the Bear, besides running a shop in Wallingford – but he clearly has a gift for landlordship, if such a word exists,. He said: “Seeing people having a good time at your establishment is incredibly rewarding.” I fancy he has quite a lot of opportunity for doing just that.

Twenty-seven years ago, when I was interviewing the licensee of what was then called simply The Bear she, too, spoke of her happiness in the pub trade. “It’s just like having a party every day of the week.”

Since the licensee was Tracy Reed, a former actress once a darling of the gossip columns, it must be presumed that ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 21:43
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Patrick & Lucy Marples , The Bear at Home Inn, High Street, North Moreton, Oxfordshire, 
OX11 9AT.
Tel: 01235 811311

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