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The White Bear

$$ - $$$British, ,
Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
+44 1246 863274
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road | Stretton, Alfreton DE55 6ET, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Evening out with friends...received a very warm welcome from Sue at the bar - as we always do. Plenty of tables to chose from, even though it was fairly busy. Excellent service from the waiting staff. Food went down a treat - everything was cooked...More

1  Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here for a while, so it was nice to see if it was still as good? It is probably one of the best restaurants around here, with a great menu and service. The food is perfectly balanced and very well presented and...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on the 6th. Friendly and accomodating, as we had not booked. Food very good with the exception that the mussels turned out to be very large and slightly rubbery. I think they may have been NZ green lips, not UK sourced. Tasty though....More

Thank Brucem21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven’t been to this place YOU MUST. This pub is pretty difficult to find, but you must! Fabulous selection of meat cooked how you like it on a sunday.

1  Thank bobandbetty1968
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Excellent meals, cooked to perfection, served with panache. Each dish is cooked from fresh, with well chosen choice cuts of meat and tasty fish dishes, served with a selection of vegetables, seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are on the menu....More

1  Thank dian499
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Would of liked to go to this pub for meal with friends and relatives, but seem to exclude anyone with children... just point blank we don’t accept children at this pub! Appalling for any pub to do this... I’m sure they must have a limited...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Food was perfect - we had lamb 2 ways and venison cooked to perfection. Accompaniments lovely and included in price. Great GF options. Chocolate parfait and treacle sponge, delicious! Best meal in a long time Thank you, we'll most definitely...More

1  Thank HappyEpicure
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Ate here for the first time last night. The whole experience was fantastic, the greeting we received and the service was second to none and the food, well it was absolutely gorgeous. This is a beautiful, very relaxed atmospheric little gem.

1  Thank BevBForest
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Since this is one of our favourite places to eat, our friends were keen to try it...and they were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. We had the French onion soup, salted squid and Brie for starters. For the main; duck breast, steaks and the cod,...More

1  Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

First appearances on a cold rainy evening was are we at the right venue ??? The exterior and car park looked very tired and in need of TLC but on entering the venue we were met and greeted by two waitresses and a female bar...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Julie P
16 February 2018|
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Response from arnold739 | Reviewed this property |
Yes small cosy bar area.
Lesley S
23 March 2017|
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Response from Nicola K | Reviewed this property |
I have seen other wheelchair users in there so I'm sure it would be fine....The toilets are all on the same level so no steps to them but they are cubicles....don't know if there is a separate toilet as I haven't really... More
4 February 2017|
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Response from susiepatogston | Property representative |
Hi There, We have on all the time - Kronenbourg, Fosters, Sheffield Pilsner and Stowford press. Hand pulls, we predominantly use Churchend Brewery and change them every 2-3 days, generally one paler and one darker, one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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