Welcome to The Bear and Staff in Leicester Square London

You will find The Bear and Staff in Leicester Square London within a short stroll of Leicester Square Tube, Charing Cross Road and Trafalgar Square - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

The Bear and Staff pub has stood here since 1714, the name coming from the crest of the Neville Family. The pub counts villains and celebrities in its considerable history. One landlord lost his licence on proof of Sunday trading and robbery! The current building, dating from 1878, was once frequented by Charlie Chaplin and our restaurant is named in his honour.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Bear and Staff is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 11pm
  • Thursday 10am - 11pm
  • Friday 10am - Midnight
  • Saturday 10am - Midnight
  • Sunday 10am - 10.30pm

Get in touch

Call The Bear and Staff on 020 7321 0814.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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