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The White Bear

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Gastropub
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Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
01246 863274
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Gastro Pub - Book ahead to avoid disappointment

After a short drive from my home we came across this little Gastro pub. From the road it didn't look like anything special but we thought we'd give it a chance. And boy are we glad we did. We were lucky enough to get a table as they were fully booked. We enjoyed 3 courses. Starters Special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Adele M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a short drive from my home we came across this little Gastro pub. From the road it didn't look like anything special but we thought we'd give it a chance. And boy are we glad we did. We were lucky enough to get a table as they were fully booked. We enjoyed 3 courses. Starters Special- scallops and pancetta... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We are always on the lookout for a decent restaurant we only live 5 miles away so we thought we would give it a try so pleased we did they ticked all the boxes service was excellent food well presented and perfectly cooked staff could not do enough for us the interior is oldyworldy with flaged floors and oak beens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went for a meal with friends. Wide range of choice, all sounded great. Friendly staff, good service, extremely tasty and we'll presented food. A very enjoyable evening.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had to book somewhere close to home and living in Alfreton you are limited to fast food types and curry houses. I wanted something different and The White Bear delivered. You need to give has much notice as possible being its small. But this gives The White Bear the edge not needing to cram every last customer in the restaurant.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The White Bear continues to deliver in terms of very good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere. The wide menu provides plenty of choice and we have never had a bad meal yet. Highly recommended.

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DERBYSHIRE UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and i had a very enjoyable evening <saturday 28th feb 2015> at the White Bear. it was our first visit despite only living 8 miles away.we were made to feel very welcome by everyone.we had a drink at the bar before going through to the restaurant , we could pick our own table as long as it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lovely menu, outstanding food and good ambience made for a very enjoyable evening at this rather understated restaurant. Highly recommendable.

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stevenage
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Visit this restaurant with family and friends very good food and service, plenty of choice well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been many time and front of house is shocking and she (sue) never gets any better we felt rushed. Food ok and we felt like we did not come up to her preferred standard customer. Will never return

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Outstanding food, ambience and views. Table for 4 with 3 courses each a bottle of wine and soft drinks came to £140 and it was so good you must try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Alfreton
  • Phone Number: 01246 863274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 41
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?