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The Public Bar at the White Bear

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wellgarth, Masham HG44NL, England
+44 1765 689319
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very clean and welcoming bar. We arrived with our dog and it was fantastic. The food we had was a revelation

Thank skelton2305
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visit here most years at this time had some great food,we got to the bar this year and got some drinks and asked about some food,we were told there was going to be a 40 min wait been a chef myself totally understood, we had 2 little ones then another member of staff came along and told someone half... More 

Thank Gail H
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Masham between Christmas and New Year and booked to eat at the White Bear. The food and service was absolutely first class and the restaurant was warm & cosy on a cold night. To top it all off the Theakstons Black Bull was like nectar. We will return.

Thank BrowniesOnTour
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here a long while ago for lunch and forgot to review , Our lunch was fantastic , one of the best lunches ive had in a long time 👌👌

Thank Foreverhungry1993
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before and the food and drink have been of a good quality, as you'd expect. However, came between Christmas and new year and asked for a sandwich and was told by a staff member behind the bar that service in the lounge area was finished. Imagine my surprise when a number of persons came in after us,... More 

Thank Rus71
west yorks
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ate here whilst on a weekend break in Masham, we had a very warm welcome from the lady who was our waitress, food was excellent, I had the mussels in cider and mustard sauce, delicious, OH had Pork fillet, again delicious. The restaurant looked lovely for Christmas, very festive. Its a very cosy, friendly restaurant and highly recommend a visit.

Thank nickyholmfirth
Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is the only place I want to eat in Masham . Yes it's pub grub , but there's a big selection - even for fussy eaters like me . You may think it's expensive but it's fresh and not deep fried microwave rubbish like you get in chain restaurants. I enjoyed the salmon with sautéed potatoes and broccoli- healthy... More 

Thank Fatberts
Catterick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 13 November 2016 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

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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$22
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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?