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The White Bear

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
01246 863274
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    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
Great Experience

We have now visited this wonderful restaurant 4 times recently and have not been disappointed in either the food, the ambience or the service. The menu has enough selection to please all tastes and is well cooked and well presented. This is certainly one of the best places to eat in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
michaeltannert1947
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have now visited this wonderful restaurant 4 times recently and have not been disappointed in either the food, the ambience or the service. The menu has enough selection to please all tastes and is well cooked and well presented. This is certainly one of the best places to eat in the area.

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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times now and I'm sorry to say its getting like a very average pub,our 1st visit was definitely our best and its slowly getting worse. The menu never seems to change and the service was really slow , it took over half hr from finishing our mains and ordering our deserts to it actually arriving ,... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch was a choice of two roasts and a blackboard menu with good selection. We both went for soup of the day which was delicious and came with a choice of Octavia. We chose roast pork and belly pork for mains which came with mashed and roast potatoes and a side selection of veg. All was piping hot and... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times now and the standard is always the same, fantastic!! Beautiful surroundings and great food at a great price, you definitely get what you pay for at this place. Lovely, well prepared and very tasty food with a great friendly atmosphere and service. As a local businessman it is definitely on my list of local... More 

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2 Thank Christopher H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here 4 times now with and without the kids, very welcoming and friendly and superb food every time. highly recommend this place to anyone wanting top food and service at really decent prices

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1 Thank jamie f
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing, the beef cheeks were amazingly tender, would definitely recommend and re visit.

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1 Thank Sian E
milton keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We ate here just once on a Sunday evening and what a treat The food was melt in the mouth Not cheap but WOW Its a long time since i have eaten food as good as this It was fresh and cooked to perfection All i can say is thanks for the experience

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1 Thank paul m
Matlock, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I appreciated the welcome and the opportunity to sit on a comfy sofa for pre dinner drinks. We were not rushed and the creative{for this area} menu was delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

One of the best place to eat in derbyshire. The food was excellent. The staff look after us really well. Our american friends thought the pub was brill. One word of warning is there are some low beams so watch your head :)

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We met friends here last night, staff all very welcoming and everything explained to us. Enjoyed our pre meal drinks on the sofas while ordering our meal. We were able to choose our table and were promptly served. The meal was excellent and staff very attentive throughout without being overbearing. A totally enjoyable experience from start to finish would definitely... More 

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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 41
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?