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The White Bear Inn

#103 of 670 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street, York YO61 1JU, England
+44 1347 810338
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed by this lovely village pub. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly, excellent real ale selection, and a Sunday Lunch menu which was both extremely tasty and very good value for money (£15.95 for 3 courses). A nice touch was the crayons and paper they provided to my 3 year old. The only negative I can say... More 

Thank Diane05
York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a friendly reception from the host and staff. There is always plenty of choices on the menu and special board. The food is always good with plenty of vegetables and selection of potatoes. Very good value for money and a good ambiance.

Thank knapt0n
Evesham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times and never disappointed. The food is always of good quality and the selection of wines is extensive.

Thank Anne B
Bury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel welcome by staff and customers alike a very professional run establishment with amazing food and fantastic ales would highly recommend anyone to pay this place a visit

Thank lplm1999bury
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Sunday lunch was excellent. 1st class real ale on tap, with choice of a 3 possibly 4 ales. Had a lovely lunch and dessert. Great wholesome fare. All very good value and not rushed in any way. Very attentive and informed staff. Seem to get good local support. Very well done. Would come back again.

Thank Dennis l
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Spent another two weeks in the White Bears own spacious cottage to the rear of the pub. I can only say the owners Phil and Sue are a lovely couple who make you feel at home. Terrific cottages, fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere in the pub. I had lunch here everyday for the two weeks and managed to get... More 

1 Thank Roy K
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food was very average, the starter was nice but the beef felt like it had been reheated!! Probably was! Also the vegetables were terribly overcooked. The female owner was so rude to us, she looked at all of us as if we were pieces of dirt on her shoe!! 5 paying customers should not have felt like that! She... More 

3 Thank PureyP
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

On Sunday Dec 18th we stopped at the White Bear Stillington on the off chance we could get Sunday Lunch. The pub was very busy, but the landlord fitted us in. All I can say is wowzer, it was FABULOOOUS, the roast beef was to die for, the tastiest beef we have had for a very long time. Thank you... More 

Thank Zumbagran1
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a meal at the white bear in October while we stayed at a hotel nearby and found it to be excellent. We ate on a Monday evening and so it was quiet but we were made to feel very welcome by the staff on arriving. The meal its self was a deal they were offering and the quality... More 

Thank mark3081
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here while on holiday. It's a lovely local pub / restaurant. Great selection on the menu with a specials board to choose from as well. Also has a decent wine list. The prices are reasonable too. Devilled kidneys, spicy sausage & mushroom in tomato based sauce starter was delicious. The food was so good we actually came back later... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, York YO61 1JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1347 810338

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