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The White Bear Inn

#126 of 688 Restaurants in York
#142 of 787 Places to Eat in York
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Main Street, Stillington, York, England
01347-810338
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
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  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
best local pub/resurant in our area

the white bear is great for eating out good choice of menu pleasant, very friendly service. we have eaten there many times and had many Christmas lunches here great time had each time. the cost are more than reasonably compared to other eating places in this area the staff are always friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wendy T
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the white bear is great for eating out good choice of menu pleasant, very friendly service. we have eaten there many times and had many Christmas lunches here great time had each time. the cost are more than reasonably compared to other eating places in this area the staff are always friendly and the owner have been there for many... More 

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Thank Wendy T
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visit family in Yorkshire they take us to The White Bear every time and never had one occasion to grumble. Gorgeous food at reasonable prices with a lovely Yorkshire local pub atmosphere. First class every time!

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Thank Joanne O
Evesham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a couple of times and not been disappointed. The pub is very friendly and the food is well cooked and pleasantly served. There is a variety of specials along with a fairly extensive regular menu. For a pub, they have a very good wine selection.

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Thank Anne B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My wife and I went in the White Bear twice whilst on holiday in Sept.this year.We found it to be the most friendly and welcoming pub.The food was piping hot and the portions amazing.The landlord and his wife and staff took time to chat and really made us feel at home.A lovely experience.

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Thank 18781941
York
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379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

What a buzzing place! We had their £30 two steaks & a bottle of Malbec deal. Yorkshire portions served piping hot & I had a perfect crushed peppercorn sauce to accompany my perfectly cooked med-rare steak. Lots of locals plus loads of diners added up to a great atmosphere. The landlord - Phil - was there to give a warm... More 

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Thank BruceYork
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Visited here for lunch all very quiet on arrival but warmly welcomed and really spoilt for choice with the menu and specials board.Staff were very very friendly and gave us good advice of what specials were on offer. Presentation of food great and every effort has been made to try and show big city food in a country pub. All... More 

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Thank gordonmaximus
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great food, great beer, great service! The owners are so friendly and welcoming and we are proud to call it our new local pub!

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Thank Chopperhepton
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Called for lunch staff v welcoming has some good cooked food would have preferred the veg to have been cooked less and good traditional puddings all in all a good experience

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Thank Anngilly17
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A great local pub with an excellent menu and blackboard 'specials' offering seasonal dishes and especially good for venison and game. Its very popular so wise to book as its small and cosy and really good value. Generous portions of everything and temptingly delicious puds if you've space - what's not to love?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were in the area on holiday and called in on spec to the pub for a lunchtime drink and bar snack. The bar staff were very welcoming and the locals too! We were served very promptly with our drinks and after ordering our food, only had a short time to wait before it arrived. My husband chose a hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Stillington, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 01347-810338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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