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The Public Bar at the White Bear

$$ - $$$, British,
Wellgarth, Masham HG44NL, England
+44 1765 689319
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beer bread” (11 reviews)
“fish pie” (16 reviews)
“cheese board” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wellgarth, Masham HG44NL, England
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although also a hotel we went along and sampled the local ales and gin menu. It was busy with a great atmosphere over the August bank holiday. Food was very good pub grub. Can't go wrong if you want to sit, drink and relax. Staff...More

Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our dog Norman for a walk and decided to stop off at the White Bear for a quick meal and a drink. The atmosphere was good and the service and food was even better. This is a never to be missed venue for a...More

Thank skelton2305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Refuelled here after the Black Sheep Brewery Tour! The main restaurant part was fully booked with reservations but we managed to find a table in the public bar. Roaring fire, lovely food and good company. Would recommend food here to anyone. I had the fish...More

1  Thank Paula_Metcalfe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a busy Sunday. When we arrived it was clear they were busy. We were attended to told the only table available was more suited for 4 people. That was it no showing us to the table, nothing, so we went over...More

Thank Gemma W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish in batter cooked too quickly, batter golden on the outside, raw egg on the inside, a complete no-no. This has happened here before. When the experienced chef is in charge, the fish and chips takes a while to arrive, correct when cooked to order,...More

Thank TomWoodstock
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A cosy little bar with nice staff, friendly locals, great beer and a decent range of food and snacks.

Thank rarran
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had a hearty appetite after a lengthy walk, we ordered drinks & I asked for a sample of the cloudy cider & was presented with bitter, vile! Ordered our drinks & sat outside, very pleasant, then we went to reorder, no lemonade for the shandy...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Masham has plenty of places to eat but we chose to eat here 3 evenings during our one week stay which says something about this delightful pub. We ate once in the dining room and twice in the bar since the dining room was full...More

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It was about 3pm when we called in to see if food was still being served and it was with nothing off the menu either. We had 2 mains and were not disappointed. I had the steak and ale pie with chips and peas this...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It's been a year since we were last here, but it has not change. The staff are still the most friendly bunch we have come across. Went up to the bar which was very busy but the lovely lady told us she will be with...More

Thank sarah-jane m
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8 October 2017|
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Response from WhiteBear2014 | Property representative |
Yes you are more than welcome to come for breakfast we serve from 8 to 10.30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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