The Hungry Bear is the islands only independent a Roast House...
Roast is at the Heart of everything we do..
We Love to Roast
We are a family run business established in 2017
The Set Up
Stuart Downes Aka "The Bear" creates the Best Roast Dinners, Enjoyed All Year Round! #NotJustforSundays We serve a Roast Every Day of the Week
The Rise of the Roast
Stuart Downes is a classically trained chef but earnt his rep as a head pub chef worth his weight in gold; turning a number of failing businesses into gold mines for their owners.
In 2017 Stuart and his partner Dayna both decided they had enough of working for other people and put their heads together to create The Hungry Bear.
Originally based on food that the couple wanted to enjoy themselves. The business went through many transitions and was based at a number of venues before taking up residence at the Rectory Mansion said to be the oldest building on the Isle of Wight.
Today Hungry Bear is proud to call itself the Islands only Independent Roast House, where Roast is at the Heart of everything they do; due to its everlasting popularity.
Which is no surprise given the great tradition of the British Roast Dinner. #NotJustForSundays Hungry Bear serves a Roast Every Day of the Week, alongside other Bear favorites such as Mac n Cheese, Ribs n Wings and Multiple Choices from the Bears "Chilli Factory". The Hungry Bear also do fantastic burgers and steaks.
Every Sunday we take great pride in serving our infamous Sunday Roast, one of the main difference with the Sunday Menu is our Signature Roast Sharing Platters are available, coupled with a side of cauliflower cheese... We believe you have the best roast dinner around.
The Bear even deliver! their Sunday Roast Platters island wide.
On a Wednesday evening we have live music through July & August