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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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Catterick, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch with friends very festive with Christmas décor greeted by a cosy coal fire. Service good friendly staff Mussels in mustard and cider was delicious while my friends enjoyed fish pie which they both enjoyed will certainly return.

Thank Jaques-Morgan
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had full meals and just drinks there and never been anything other than thrilled at the quality of food and the excellent service we have had. Great selection of branded and local ales so there is something for everyone. The best bit is on a cold night when your'e in the tap room with its huge open fire.

Thank Grant W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends for an evening meal whilst staying in Masham. None of us could fault the white bear at all. Warm fires, friendly service, lovely surroundings and excellent quality and beautifully presented food. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or go again.

Thank Lisa1232
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at White Bear with 2 other couples. Rooms were fantastic clean and spacious. Had meal in restaurant which was excellent good service and all had different dishes and everyone enjoyed all courses. We moved thro to bar after and beer was great a good selection of wines and Spirits, Young Ryan behind the bar was particularly helpful and efficient... More 

Thank Mike S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The restaurant was full - sadly for us, so we ventured into the bar which quaint and full of cobwebs, oh yes decorated for Halloween. The fire was roaring and the great choice of beer cold. Lovely.

Thank holtimes
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch here is delicious. The food is amazing and the service is great. Have been on several occasions and it never disappoints.

Thank jo_sellers
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I first visited The White Bear about 2 years ago whilst staying in Masham and it was good so I booked it again for a second visit with 10 friends. I booked months in advance but when we had a long wait for our meal(despite the fact they were not very busy) they said it was because we were a... More 

Thank Norma S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After a long walk we enjoyed a drink and sandwich in the sun. The choice of Cask beers was good and a varied lunchtime menu

Thank Malindaday
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good selection of ales in a nice cosy bar . Locals all friendly , good beer , whats not to like ! Also seemed to be a good selection of food , but we had already eaten .

Thank Alan S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Having been told this was one of the best places to eat we left this to our last night of our weekend away with friends. What a disappointment. We waited 30 mins to get our drinks, at a time when there were only four tables with people on in the restaurant. Most of the group ordered roast dinners and we... More 

Thank David S

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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$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?