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The White Bear

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
+44 1246 863274
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Ashover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family group of 8, went for Sunday lunch, to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday at The White Bear - somewhere we have been to many times before. The food was excellent (as usual) and without exception, everyone in our party enjoyed what they had - Pork belly x3, Rack of Lamb x2, Fish, Turkey & 1 other. Having requested... More 

Thank TheGodofpleasure
Derby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six adults went for a birthday meal and found this place really nice. I had steak that was beautifully cooked and there was also a side of vegetables. All the meals looked amazing and I would highly recommend this place to someone wanting that little bit extra treat. It is above your normal food pricing but at the end of... More 

Thank Desciple0
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we moved from Northamptonshire to West Yorkshire, we often look for meeting venues to get together with friends for a pint, a bite and a catch up, this pub is ideal for us, exit 29 going south, exit 28 driving north. Duck your head when you enter, the low beams in the cosy front room need your attention if... More 

Thank Turbopeter
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and quality again for our second visit. The food was amazing and excellent service. The lady who runs it shouldn't feel so timid as she has a great place to be very proud of. To the people who say this place is nothing special, you know nothing about real food and cooking in my opinion. I do however... More 

Thank Likemyfish
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this outlet several different times and have always been pleased with our meals, so I booked a table for four this Saturday 19th November our starters were very nice then came our mains the Cod was watery and tasteless the Ribeye was full of fat and tasteless then the mash never been a potato this was the... More 

1 Thank J7217CLchris
Conway, MA
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This was our third visit to The White Bear at Stretton, and each time we have had delicious meals, which are artfully served. They offer craft beers on cask, and their menu is very extensive! We are greeted warmly, and there is often a fire in the dining room fireplace. On this visit, we started by sharing the pan fried... More 

Thank the2vus
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We went with our very picky son, who just wanted a plain chicken breast. They said they couldn't do that, it came in the advertised sauce. If its freshly prepared, why couldnt they do a plain chicken breast. We enjoyed our meals, but nothing out of the ordinary

Thank Teresahall
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Where on earth do they get the term gastro pub from? There are only a handfull of so called pubs in the country and they are run by Michelin starred chefs...the white Bear is not one of them sorry! I didn't like the pretentious attitude of the staff or the customers (whom I think are attracted by the term gastro... More 

1 Thank beretta1963
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is our local go-to for a special meal. Food and service never fails to please. After a recent high five moment we decided to return here for a celebration. It was excellent. A really positive karma.

Thank Andrew N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is our favourite place to eat without the kids! Great food, lovely staff - Stowford Press cider! Fairly expensive - but well worth it!

Thank Rosie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Alfreton
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 863274

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?