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The White Bear

133 St. Michaels Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS, England
+44 117 904 9054
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Lush food

We popped in as only had a hour before going to an appointment so wanted quick tea, however when we... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Caroline O
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Let down

Large group of us attended for a birthday celebration. We were promised a full menu. When we... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Leon S
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London, United Kingdom
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One of Bristol's oldest pubs, The White Bear sits atop St Michael's Hill and offers excellent food & drink, including a huge range of local ales & ciders, seven days a week.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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133 St. Michaels Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS, England
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

We popped in as only had a hour before going to an appointment so wanted quick tea, however when we arrived were told no longer serving food that night and we were recomended others in the area. However we stood and deliberated as not really...More

Thank Caroline O
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Large group of us attended for a birthday celebration. We were promised a full menu. When we arrived we were told that we could have a very limited menu, mainly burgers, although even those ran out. The staff suggested we went elsewhere, so we did!...More

Thank Leon S
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We love live comedy and, after seeing Larry Dean on Live At The Apollo on television, were keen to attend a concert. I did a quick search and found tickets for sale at The White Bear. We knew that parking nearby wasn't possible so parked...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I we’re at the local hospital and went in for a quick lunch. We wanted to support this old and well known Bristol venue. The pub was freezing, the food arrived cold and boxed in on the smallest plates. We returned our...More

Thank Oliver H
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

I popped in here with some friends and a woman served me who was so rude it shocked me.. she was also incredibly rude to the other staff there. Turns out she is actually the manager, I spoke to one of the other members of...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

I entered the White Bear with high hopes of a splendid burger after seeing their Wednesday deal. Boy was I disappointed by the service. After waiting 30 minutes - I was informed that my order had in fact not gone through. Another 15 minutes went...More

1  Thank Saif K
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Lovely, friendly, welcoming bar. Local box cider was delicious (I had the elderflower cider) The decor and the music was good, comfortable and not pretentious. Nice mix of customers and the food looked good.

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I recently had my 40th Birthday party at the White Bear and it was the perfect night! The staff are just great and so friendly. I received phone calls from the manager to ensure everything was in order before the night and they moved furniture...More

Thank Anna Y
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

We had a party for 40 people for my daughter's 21st birthday here - it was fantastic and they looked after us so well - we had our own private area in the pub with access to the courtyard which is great - they were...More

Thank Susie T
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This place hosted my 30th birthday party and it couldn't have gone better. The staff were extremely accommodating and the drinks selection was perfect for the range of tastes people had. One of the best birthdays I've had.

Thank Liam B
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MrsHollers
April 30, 2017|
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Response from JimboJones93 | Property representative |
There's no allocated parking for the pub but there are a number of side streets within a couple of minutes walk where you should be able to find a space. And we're in a nice area :)
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