Ye Olde White Bear: "Traditional London local" Ye Olde White Bear Tip by Britannia2

Ye Olde White Bear, London: 1 reviews and 3 photos

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Saturday lunchtime in the early summer and the Olde White Bear is virtually empty but the centre of Hampstead is very busy. If you are in the area avoid the crowds and just a short walk away from the centre will bring you to this fine establishment. I am not a drinker but there appeared to be a good range of beers but after our 3 mile walk we wanted food. A good range of starters from soups , nachos, goujons to chilli's. Price range 4 to 8. Main courses are varied from traditional English (about 8) and sandwiches at 5. Deserts are traditional English puddings at 4 each.
Good service in a very interesting pub that has seating inside and out. Great decor and antiquities which appear genuine and not (I think) "rediscovered" items. Restroom facilities OK but the dripping and rusting radiator in the gents is not a good advert for the pub.
Expensive by provincial standards but probably average prices for the area. Well worth finding if you are coming down from the Heath.
Renovated at the end of 2009 so the toilets probably much improved.

Favorite Dish: We had homemade beef and ale pie with mash and cauliflower and carrots. The vegetables were fresh and not frozen but not perhaps as hot as they should have been. However well cooked and crisp. The mash was seasoned and tasty and the huge pie full of meat and mushrooms - I could not finish the meal.
24.80 for two main courses and four drinks. We ate here on May 23, 2009.

Address: Well Road, Hampstead, NW3 1JL
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Near New Walk and Well Road.
Phone: 0207 435 3758
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 2
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2010
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