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The Public Bar at the White Bear

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Wellgarth, Masham HG44NL, England
+44 1765 689319
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tight small bar but friendly and obviously tasty beer which is the most important. Chap behind the bar was very friendly and polite.

Thank VikkiMumOf2
Preston, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

​We came in for a pub meal and left feeling we'd had a dining experience. As it was due to be a busy night our server suggested we move from the public bar to the lounge bar where we were looked after attentively. The courses were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful - we had game terrine and mushrooms in a... More 

Thank Jane_Ellen_H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Roaring fires and a warm welcome. They keep a very good collection of Theakstons beers all served perfectly. The food is good. We had lasagne and it was clearly homemade and tasty. The staff are friendly and constantly busy setting up the tables. Worth a visit.

Thank Pandaholidays
Burton on Trent
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a family meal and a couple of the local beers here . It's a charming pub serving good food from a varied menu . Since our last visit about a year ago they have taken on a lot of new staff who seem to still be undergoing training , once they get up to speed I think it might... More 

Thank C B
Great Ouseburn, United Kingdom
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711 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish TA had a good rating as I sometimes have real problems with the gulf between average and very good. Normally I go for average and explain my reasining. Today I have gone for very good but in truth my personal experience was good only...the rest of the diners very good according to them. Sunday at 1.00pm. Arguably the... More 

Thank MStJB
Halifax, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely bar with nice fires and top quality Theakston Beers Interesting local as next to Black Sheep Brewery Very helpful staff and lovely food too

Thank mark p
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very clean and welcoming bar. We arrived with our dog and it was fantastic. The food we had was a revelation

Thank skelton2305
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed in Masham between Christmas and New Year and booked to eat at the White Bear. The food and service was absolutely first class and the restaurant was warm & cosy on a cold night. To top it all off the Theakstons Black Bull was like nectar. We will return.

Thank BrowniesOnTour
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went here a long while ago for lunch and forgot to review , Our lunch was fantastic , one of the best lunches ive had in a long time 👌👌

Thank Foreverhungry1993
Crewe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here before and the food and drink have been of a good quality, as you'd expect. However, came between Christmas and new year and asked for a sandwich and was told by a staff member behind the bar that service in the lounge area was finished. Imagine my surprise when a number of persons came in after us,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wellgarth, Masham HG44NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Masham
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 689319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?