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“Delicious!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The White Bear

The White Bear
Ranked #6 of 54 Restaurants in Alfreton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $41
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited here whilst staying with friends and were incredibly impressed. Service was warm, friendly and helpful. Decent drinks selection at the bar. Lovely views from the outside terraced area and beautifully furnished and decorated inside. The food was superb, a well thought out menu, really well presented, cooked without fault and tasting amazing! We will definitely find a good excuse to visit again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GemH1980
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English first
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

After recommendation by our friends we booked at the White Bear for a Wedding Anniversary celebration.
The food was excellent and the 2 waitresses gave superb service.
We had a bit of a wait but that was certainly not a problem knowing the food was freshly cooked.
The cost was £90 for 2 of us inclusive of 3 food courses, pre-meal drinks, wine and coffee.
The view from the garden area is lovely and it would have been pleasant to sit there for drinks had we arrived earlier.
We will definately eat there again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank escapingfromwork
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Kettering
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife & I visited following reading great reviews whilst looking for a good meal out & we were not disappointed. Everything surpassed our expectations from the warm and accommodating welcome to the fantastic service & exceptional food. Although this was a passing visit we would definitely go back & have already started recommended The White Bear to our family in Sheffield. We cannot recommend this Bar/restaurant highly enough & to think we didn't even have a table booked & they still found us a table.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank MarkJLivingstone
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Certainly one of the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

I cannot imagine why we have not been to the White Bear before now. Neighbours have certainly praised it often enough and we don't live all that far away. Still, better late than never. By and large, our visit with friends was a good experience. Our main courses were excellent, the wine more than acceptable and the sweets superb - with the exception of the tiramisu ordered by a friend who is not prone to complaining but who maintained it was one of the poorest he had ever tasted. We realize that all dishes are cooked to order but we thought the wait for our lamb was a bit too long and, because we booked the table rather late in the day, we were seated downstairs. Some people might consider the room cosy and romantic. It reminded me of a cellar and I would have been very disappointed if our visit had been for a special occasion. Next time, we shall book early and hope to eat upstairs. So, all in all it was an excellent evening with just one or two niggles. For my money, though, the White Bear still has to be one of the best restaurants in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ashovercouple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Visited for my birthday meal on the first Saturday evening in June, we hadn't been for a couple of years but were not disappointed. We were met with a really warm & friendly welcome,The Pinot Grigio was excellent value, the chicken liver pate was the best I have had, the kleftico was to die for and, despite being quite full, we managed a sweet which did not disappoint. The price was really good value for such magnificent food & wine and excellent service combined with the warm and relaxing atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return. Couldn't fault one thing. A big thank you to the owners and staff for making my birthday so special & one that I will remember, it's clear why you don't need to advertise, the proof is in the eating.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HonestlyB
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