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The White Bear

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Fairchilds Lane, Warlingham CR6 9PH, England
01959 573166
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 15
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good food - now the service

We had booked a table for ten, then needed to cancel which we did. However, we wanted to re-instate the booking a couple of days prior, but the (manager) presumed this was the cancelled booking so when we arrived, they were not expecting us. However, to their credit, they found us a table and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
John D
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting The White Bear for many years and the pub is as lovely as ever. However, the food today was a great disappointment. Grossly overpriced, no children's menu, long wait for the food and not of a good enough standard for the price when it eventually arrived. I will go there again but only for a drink... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Have eaten at The White Bear for many a year and I’m embarrassed to write we eat there once a month. Simply, the food is great, the staff are attentive, it’s value for money and you can enjoy your meal and have a conversation with your guests as there is NO PIPED MUSIC. Croydon area boasts of a large selection... More 

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North Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Dinner with friends last weekend was up to the usual high standard. The vegetables are always fresh and perfectly cooked. I recommend their enormous steak and ale pie - delicious! The bar staff are super friendly and very efficient. My only criticism would be that the menu and specials haven't changed and I would like to see some more chicken... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had booked a table for ten, then needed to cancel which we did. However, we wanted to re-instate the booking a couple of days prior, but the (manager) presumed this was the cancelled booking so when we arrived, they were not expecting us. However, to their credit, they found us a table and we all ate contentedly. Normally we... More 

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United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a lovely Sunday lunch here. There was a great selection on the menu if you don't want a roast. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It is a lovely, peaceful location and we had a great time. I would recommend you book at busy times as we have been before without a reservation and... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There was a large party of us, they accommodated for us very well. The food was good and service was efficient considering the restaurant was full up.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited over 2 days. Day 1 had a light snack prawn & avocado sandwich. Very generous portion of prawns. Served with chips . Great value. Day 2 had Sunday lunch Party of 4 all had roast beef. The portion of beef was tasty and generous. However not a lot of veg which was served seperately and only 2 roast potatoes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We arrived to find the pub fully booked bur decided to have a drink. The waitress noted that we had requested a table and came back and found us when one did become available. Our dinner of ham egg and chips and the lamb cutlets arrived quickly and was very tasty. You have to watch out for the steps at... More 

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visit the White Bear often for these reasons: Friendly service, amazing fillet steak, amazing fine wines. We often eat in Hawksmoor, Goodmans, Gaucho etc but the fillet steak served here on a hot skillet is by far the best. The selection of fine red wine is also very very good. The pub is a fascinating 16th century building with... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I ordered the seabass as I'd had this meal many times before and really enjoyed it from other pubs, but the seabass meal from this pub was full of bones with every mouthful and when I complained, I was told that there was an 'art' to eating seabass!!! I immediately googled this on my return home and found that there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairchilds Lane, Warlingham CR6 9PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Warlingham
  • Phone Number: 01959 573166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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