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The Black Bear Public House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place. Buzzing with atmosphere and staff were super helpful. Our food was fabulous and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank FSimps198
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t say enough... fantastic roast beef lunch with my wife, great range of beers too! Service and quality was very good

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank markagnew2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us were given a warm welcome on arrival, faced a great choice of beers and food, and settled for three different combinations of beverage and main courses. The beer was extremely well kept and the food absolutely delicious - luxurious smoked haddock...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to eat in Whitchurch, with delicious food and a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Lovely country pub, great selection of food and drink, which caters for dietary needs, with an outstanding comprehensive menu. The staff were so welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank atropos_uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely superb. Several cask ales on tap and an interesting and varied menu in rooms full of ambiance. I had the sausage starter and the shin beef in merlot main. Both very tasty and adequate portion size. All the other 7x2 choices went down really...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Doctorhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been regular customers of the Black Bear over the last four years. We have always been extremely happy with the quality of the food, hence been regular happy customers. Admittedly we have not visited in 2019 until last night, August 17th 2019. Oh...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank HIKING999
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Next to St Alkmunds Church and opened for lunch. Rainy day with the best homemade soup in the world! Atmosphere galore and great service with friendly people all chatting with each other. Perfect after visit to St Alkmunds to see where the heart of my...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank nancygiles
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Great pub with staff who couldn't do more for you. Food was tasty and prompt, fine selection of local ales, and very child and dog friendly. First ever visit to Whitchurch and could not have chosen better.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Dave E
Reviewed July 14, 2019

This was our first visit to the Black Bear. We had one of the best meals we've had in a very long time. The portions were generous and the quality of the food outstanding. Them came the desserts....wow!! The chocolate torte was out of this...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BritishNomads
Reviewed July 14, 2019

First time at the Black Bear and everything about this place is excellent. Lovely cosy pub with very helpful staff and the food was amazing. The roast beef was melt in your mouth and the ginger dessert was the best I’ve ever had. We’ll be...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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April 28, 2018|
Response from 414blackbear | Property representative |
Not a separate menu as such but we have small portions of all our dishes, thanks for enquiring. 😊
Andrew F
March 29, 2018|
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Response from 414blackbear | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late reply but yes we do! We have a tiled bar area where dogs are most welcome.
Vivien W
June 8, 2017|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
As I remember it opened every night for dinner.
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