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The White Bear Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 6EP, England
+44 1282 440931
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Nelson, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read reviews of the White Bear and was reluctant to come but you get exactly what you pay for! Yes, the service and the personality of the place could use a bit of work but it is extremely good value and very good food!

1 Thank BMorgan1969
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've already wrote a review on my experience my food was swimming in fat, STAY AWAY from here your wasting your money

Thank denise s
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a lot. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly but professional at the same time. Would highly recommend it

1 Thank bridgeythediver
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's our local pub and it's friendly and welcomes dogs but standards seemed to have dropped theses last 6 months along with what seems to be a high staff turnover. Beautiful building with lots of potential if they could get the basics right. It's a chain pub with ding ding food but as we don't eat there that's fine. I... More 

Thank 27dmb
Colne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Im sorry i very rarely leave bad reviews but this lovely building with parking out front could be so nice. Instead its tacky and run down. The decor is shocking. its like a cheap town center bar where all the drunks go. @SeafoodPubCo this must be your next one to the fleet

Thank Alan_Whitehead_16
Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good busy pub for local people! Called in with family for Sunday meal and menu choice looked good - the price of the food is cheap but sadly is reflected in what comes out on the plate. Had to wait 1 hr for the food (was offered a round of drinks as an apology) but when it... More 

Thank LazenbyFN
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179 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Portion controlled food, chain pub. It's OK but I'd drive a bit further to find something a bit better for food. Beer good and football on the telly.

Thank Lifeman
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink as a reward for a local walk. I found th staff to be halftul the drinks were good and reasonably priced and the atmosphere was good. We sat outside and watched the world go by, including a car getting a prakring ticket in the adjoining car park. Hmph. Make sure you pay fo parking.

Thank Rob T
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a pub in the middle of Barrowford village which always seems busy both with locals and people from out of the area, but whoever you are, you always feel welcome. Although I haven't eaten here myself, I have heard many people say the food is good and good value. It is dog friendly and often in the day... More 

Thank JannyMay
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We came here off the cuff because every other pub doesn't serve food unitl 5pm.. we had not long arrived and were starving but trying to find somewhere that did food before 5pm was a nightmare... We popped in and sat in a nice quiet eating area away from the bar. we ordered our food, we had the picnmix starter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gisburn Road | Barrowford, Nelson BB9 6EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 440931

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