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£10 - £25
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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All reviews beef cheesecake potatoes sandwiches sunday lunch the pub lovely food feel very welcome top class beer garden plenty of choice booked a table pint veg roast
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Went to The White Bear for the first time today. We often just get in the car go for a drive and find new places to eat. We were made to feel welcome immediately we hadn’t booked but they said if we can just have...a drink at a table and they would sort us one asap The lovely character pub was buzzing with diners and drinkers. Felt like stepping back in time Quirky rooms slanting floors and walls it’s just delightful We were seated at the dining table within 15 minutes and promptly ordered our food We both had roasts I had turkey my husband have beef. Everything was hot and delicious beautiful gravy the most delicious roast potatoes literally could not fault it. Vegetables served in a dish on the side lovely and hot carrots had a little bite to them well seasoned white cabbage and broccoli Minor critique £5 charge for cauliflower cheese which was ok but lacked cheese sauce it was as if cheese had just been melted on the top. My husband had the crème brûlée for desert which was absolutely beautiful They can do nothing about this but purely for information the car park is tiny so we parked just up the road and it wasn’t a p We will definitely be back Lovely service lovely venueMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Fab steak great customer service. Lots of love Banjo xx Great lunch as always. Service is great and all staff are very welcoming. Highly recommend. 😊

Date of visit: November 2023
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Pauline Garner, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2023

Thank you so much, tell Banjo he is welcome anytime!

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

I've been to this pub several times and then try a Sunday lunch elsewhere, but nowhere compares to The White Bear Sunday roast. The portions are huge, the meat is tender just the best Sunday lunch in this area. Value for money and home cooked,...it's an absolute bargain for the price. The staff are so lovely too. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. 😁More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Excellent food and hospitality as always. We regularly have Sunday lunch here and it is always tasty, good quality & well cooked and presented. Also enjoy the delicious puddings and good coffee to follow. Staff are friendly & always help to make the occasion enjoyable....Lovely family atmosphere & good value for money. Can highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Considering the current struggle for businesses at the moment, I expected better service, especially considering we were the only 4 people in there, also spending a good amount of money. I thought it was general knowledge to politely ask a customer to stop or to...leave if they’re doing something you don’t like or allow. Clearly not. According to the owner it is appropriate to threaten them and proceed to throw insults at them. Although I had been warned by a couple of people prior to going that the owner was rude, I didn’t let this effect my decision to go, however, the owner certainly proved them right. We couldn’t have been anymore polite and understanding, so in no way did we deserve this sort of disrespect. Wouldn’t recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Pauline Garner, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

We have copied and pasted our reply as it covers your complaint. We will begin our response by saying that nobody as you put it started on you or any member of your party. You entered the premises and ordered a drink each, on ordering...More

Reviewed 1 June 2023

The manager or owner or whoever runs this place should be absolutely ashamed of themselves!!! Spoke to myself and my friends like dirt on the bottom of her shoe just because one of them couldn’t afford to eat there and so brought a meal deal...to sit and eat in the beer garden with her drinks. Had the owner come out and been polite about this from the get go it wouldn’t have been an issue and there would have been understanding there- however the lack of customer service skills was appalling, she came outside and just completely started on us being extremely cocky and snarky towards the three of us which I think was unwarranted considering we payed the extortionate prices of the drinks there and would argue deserved more respect than that. Afterwards my friend went inside just to clear the air with the manager and was completely shut down and spoken to like absolute rubbish- calling her a little girl. I found that to be quite condescending as although we are only a group of young girls we were more than respectful and I even payed £7 for some cheesy chips as it’s all I could afford. I just found the service to be disgraceful and you certainly will not be getting mine, or anyone I knows business again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Pauline Garner, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

We will begin our response by saying that nobody as you put it started on you or any member of your party. You entered the premises and ordered a drink each, on ordering you asked the prices of the drinks and meals, at this point...More

Reviewed 31 May 2023 via mobile

Went for a special occasion, food was fantastic and service was excellent, couldn’t recommend more. Worth every penny.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Pauline Garner, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2023

Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed it The White Bear Team

Reviewed 7 May 2023

Lovely atmosphere,, very nice pub inside and our,. Great sunny outside space. Our wedding anniversary, very clever cheesecake with writing presented to us last min. Com

Date of visit: May 2023
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Pauline Garner, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2023

Thank you so much for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 27 April 2023

Absolutely brilliant lunch, tapas was great with a great bottle of wine, good but not too expensive, congratulations, no criticism at all, thank you.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Went for Mother's day lunch. It appeared that the beef, gammon and turkey had been purchased pre cooked and vacuum packed, ready for slicing (or even cooked, sliced and vacuum packed owing to the consistency of the slices and lack of roasted taste). The potatoes...were also tasted that they had been purchased ready cooked and vacuum packed, ready for browning in a deep fat fryer. The vegetables by there preparation appeared also vacuum packed. The only item homemade was the Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Such a shame, but with pubs struggling to find trained chefs: boil in the bag and the microwave seems the order of the day. I challenge the White Bear to state otherwise and look forward to their comments.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Pauline G, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2023

I would like to start by reassuring you that none of your comments are accurate, and with this in mind if you would like to join the trained chefs at the White Bear on a Sunday morning and witness them prep the vegetables and put...More

Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Yet another faultless delicious Sunday dinner! Piping hot fresh meat and veg. Absolutely love visiting and always made so welcome by wonderful staff. Had the double of beef and turkey with a pint of ipa,closely followed by glass of Malbec. Sensational!!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Had a most amazing Sunday lunch, plenty of choice, excellent quality food, great service. This was our second visit, and look forward to more. We'll worth the money.

Date of visit: February 2023
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mattpauline, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2023

Thank you so much for your kind revieŵ it means a lot to us all here at the white bear

Reviewed 1 January 2023 via mobile

We booked a table at the The White Bear for lunch today! (New Years Day) The food was so good. We all had the roast. The meat was so tender. I had beef and turkey and it was plentiful. Lovely veg cooked perfectly, not soggy...and not too hard, just right. The portions were really large and lots of veg. Couldn't fault it at all. Thank you 😀More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2022 via mobile

Arrived at the white bear to a warm, festive atmosphere, the pub it decorated beautifully for the Christmas season. The food did not disappoint, reading other reviews some people have said it’s pricey, I feel the portions sizes were most generous the food was pipping...hot, the presentation was excellent, you may be able to get a Sunday dinner cheaper but in my opinion you pay for what you get. We were made to feel very welcome the staff were very attentive although the pub was very busy we were well looked after. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Well you have heard the saying "you can't beat your mum's Sunday dinners" well they did😳. A lovely warm welcome, excellent service and top class food. Nice to see such willingness to provide high end service, thank you

Date of visit: November 2022
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Pauline G, Owner at White Bear Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2022

Thank you for your lovely review, what an accolade! its always lovely to hear that our customers have enjoyed their visit.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4