We have made a few changes to the way we work which will assist us all in staying safe at this time.
We will ask everyone who arrives to the pub to wait at the door for one of us to take you to your table.
We have implemented a one-way system for arriving and departing the pub and this will be explained as we seat you.
We will ask you to sign into the track and trace website www.venuetrace.com or to scan our NHS Trace & Trace QR code.
This is to assist the local health authorities should we have a localised outbreak of Coronavirus.
If you have booked, we will take you to your allocated table and would ask that you stay at this table for the duration of your stay.
We will initially take bookings for a maximum of 2 hours.
You can of course book for less and if you decide you want to stay longer than 2 hours then just ask us and we will see if we can still accommodate you bearing in mind later bookings.
If you have not booked, we will do our best to get you seated as soon as we can or advise of a likely waiting time.
We will not be taking bookings for outside tables due to the vagaries of the weather. We must point out that if you want to sit outside we will of course allow you to, but if we are full inside and the weather takes a turn for the worse we will unfortunately not be able to move you inside.
Group sizes must not be any greater than 6 as per the government’s ‘Rule of 6’. This applies both indoors and outside.
We will operate a service at the table system for both food and drinks and bring cutlery and condiments out with your food. Tables and chairs will be cleaned after each customer leaves before we sit again. Staff will also be on hand to sanitise touch points and regularly washing their hands.
Tables and chair are spaced out in line with the regulations so please don’t pull tables together or move chairs as this could impact on the social distancing measures.
We will continue to take cash payments but as with many places we would prefer the use of cards with contactless available up to £45.
We have temporarily stopped newspapers and board games as well as any local leaflets and dog biscuits to help avoid extra touch points.
Dogs are still welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times whether indoor and out and we will have water bowls available.
We would still like to welcome younger ones to the pub but please keep them at your table and assist them in using the toilets or sanitiser stations.
To Book A Room or a Table Please Call: 01606 837 666
To Book A Room or a Table Please Call:
01606 837 666
Every Day: 12pm until 11pm
Monday to Thursday: 12pm until 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm until 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm until 7 pm
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New normal ! Excellent safe pub
New normal ! Went in for a meal and beer. Amazing to be back in our fav pub. Felt very safe ! Well done to all the staff who are all abiding by the new rules to keep their customers safe. Definitely going back some time soon. Amazing to be drinking fresh beer again….More
Enjoyable Relaxed Meal
Enjoyed a meal with friends. The food was good quality and portion sizes were just right as the food wasn’t piled high which I find off putting. Reasonable selection of drinks including real ales. Staff friendly and helpful. Decor relaxed, modern and clean looking…More
Really well organised.
Good food great service.
Our first time back to the White Bear since lockdown. Food is still spot on and tonight we had the best service from a lovely bubbly waitress called Coral. Social distancing all perfect couldn’t have felt safer… More
Christina Newton. – 5 STARS
Real hospitality in a superbly run pub. We felt welcome, safe and relaxed with excellent Covid precautions. Good to see such an old establishment adapting so well to the new world! It must take a lot of hard work but they make it look easy! – Thank You