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“Friendly pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The White Bear Middlewich

The White Bear Middlewich
Wheelock Street, Middlewich CW10 9AG, England
44 160.683.7666
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Ranked #10 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: English, Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 17th Century former Coaching Inn fully restored at the end of 2011.Freehouse offering choice of 4 or 5 changing real ales on hand pump.Food available all day from Noon with light bites and baguettes to larger main meals all freshly cooked using local produce.Children welcome as are dogs.Free WIFI , daily newspapers and log burning stoves in the bar and snug.Separate function room available to hire for christenings, family celebrations and business meetings.Won awards in 2012 for both the real ales and quality of coffee.
Surrey
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Friendly pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had a couple of pints here on a Friday night, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and plenty of room to sit and relax.
Check out the sink in the men's, must be one of the biggest I've ever seen!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good intentions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Visited this pub and was pleasantly surprised how well and welcoming it looked! The chips are amazing, as stated in other reviews below:) the waiting time between courses was fair considering we were a table of 11, including 6 hungry children/ teenagers! The food was excellent portion wise and very tasty! The homemade burger was devine and there was a brilliant selection for vegetarians. Staff were pleasant and attentive, although needed promting a few times when drinks were not brought over etc. Lastly, the music was a little loud but it was a busy saturday night. Overall a very pleasant experience and would recommend to others!:)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Middlewich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food really has gone up a notch, especially the couple of veggie choices, had a fantastic pasta and definately going back. there was a lovely friendly and helpful girl who was attentive but not too pushy. Didn't wait long for food but the pub wasn't busy on a Monday night. Get the impression all food is cooked fresh on site, unlike some of the big pub chains. Have a side of Chips, they are the best you will have tasted!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Could be sooo good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The White Bear is a good looking pub. Staff are friendly and polite but when we visited recently for a family member's birthday celebrations and had dinner there - it was disastrous!
The service was very slow - nearly 1h wait for the starters and 1h more for the main. When mains arrived 3 meals had to be sent back as they were so overcooked. I was shocked to see that they were sent out in the first place!
We did not ask for the replacement meals as did not want to wait another 1h for service.
Some of the dishes which arrived were nice but they clearly struggled to get it all out at the same time.
More Staff/training needed?
I might be back for a drink but food? I doubt it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Abysmal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Almost two hour wait from ordering to main course. When food finally came, three meals had to be sent back: cheeseburger was charred and dry, clearly subjected to a microwave. Lasagne was curled at the edges. Mullet was shrunken and tough. Amazing to think that the chef thought he could get away with sending those meals out. An extremely disappointing evening: avoid.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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