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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time we have visited The White Bear, and very pleased we did! The exterior of the building doesn't look dramatically appealing, but inside it is a rather quaint little place. The lady who served us was really lovely, and was very attentive. The food; perfect! We had starters and mains, both were fantastic - the chef... More 

Thank Emily C
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please DO NOT judge from the outside! What a fantastic little pub/restaurant!. Rustic decor, lovely calm ambiance quite quirky really. Lovely friendly staff. We were greeted on arrival by the landlady, friendly and polite . Great choice of wines. Amazing choice of food venison, steak,lamb, salmon etc.. all cooked in a delectable way so difficult to choose!!. We had a... More 

Thank Lisa B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

As a party of seven of us we're leaving the pub, I made a comment to one of the waiting staff that the meal was not good and we would not be returning for second helpings. As we arrived home my husbands mobile was ringing. He passed his mobile to me to answer. It was the White Bear. The chef... More 

6 Thank Ginny947
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came here last weekend for a meal, a warm cozy atmosphere. The menu has plenty of choice and the food was fantastic. Service was spot on. Would definitely return again.

Thank Helssell
Alfreton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The White Bear is a real find. This was our first visit here. We had a really warm welcome. The menu and specials were fully explained and whilst we sat in the bar area with our drinks our order was taken. We had the lamb kleftika and the salmon and monkfish. The surroundings are so lovely and quaint but mind... More 

Thank Bernadette H
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Another great meal at The a White Bear. We try to come here as regular as possible as the food, wine and hospitality are always spot on.

Thank DerbyshireFoodie1
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the white bear for a meal it was the first time we had been there what a lovely pub they had hand pulled ales the landlady was most helpful nothing was too much trouble & the food was excellent we will definitely go again

Thank davidrobotham23
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

As other diners have commented from the outside it doesn't look much,but do not be put off,I repeat DO NOT be put off ,inside it is very nice some of the best food and best service we have ever had and if you read my other revues I'm very picky.Do not miss this gem of a restuarant.

Thank tezibear60
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This pub looks very ordinary from the outside but the inside is homely and the food is fresh, well cooked, tasty and served hot. Strangely the menu is on a blackboard which isn't obvious when you first walk in. You need to book and it's better to be seated in the bar area which is cosier and more atmospheric than... More 

1 Thank 121sb
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband go here regularly...probably once a month...For a night out...meal and plenty of drinks!!!! The service is always fantastic...and I've experienced shocking service and been a waitress myself!!! I love the blackboard menu and have sampled a large selection from it...and we have never had a bad meal....It is always delicious ....The wine is gorgeous and a... More 

1 Thank Nicola K

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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?