menu 2020

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Good food, real ales and roaring fires: could there be a better setting for festive dining? 

Our 16th century country inn is a wonderful place to celebrate the joys of the season with your nearest and dearest.

Please email enquiries@the-whitebear.com to book your table and a member of our team will get back to you to confirm. As per government guidelines, groups are limited to a maximum of six people. 

2 courses for £24 or 3 courses for £31

Pre-ordered menu served from 3 - 23 December (excluding Sundays)

A deposit of £5 per person is required to secure your reservation and we require your pre-ordered menu choices a week before your reservation including notification of gluten free choices.

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all Christmas Festive and Christmas Day menus.


Spiced carrot & tamarind soup with curry spiced parmesan toast (v)(gf) 

Smoked & fresh salmon rillette with capers, lemon mayonnaise & crostini (gf) 

Potato & Morcilla cake with crispy egg 

Parma ham, stilton & fig salad (gf) 

Harissa glazed Aubergine wedges with coconut yoghurt & peanuts (gf)


Roast butter & honey turkey with homemade stuffing, “pigs” in blankets, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, gravy& cranberry sauce(gf)

Cranberry crusted nut roast with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding &gravy (v) (gf)

Game & wild mushroom casserole with creamy mash & braised red cabbage (gf)

Mushroom & leek pie with spiced sweet potato wedges & creamed peas (v)

Chart farm roast venison haunch with celeriac puree, roasted rosemary potatoes, Romanesco cauliflower, venison & red wine jus (gf)

Pistachio crusted hake with parsley mash & tender stem broccoli (gf)


Christmas pudding with vanilla bean custard & brandy butter slice

Lemon posset with raspberry sorbet (gf)

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream & chocolate dipped strawberry

Mulled plum & cranberry crunchy crumble with crème anglaise

Selection of local cheeses, wheat wafers &spiced gooseberry & coriander chutney (gf)

Please note: Some of our fish dishes may contain small bones. 

v = vegetarian

gfi = can be substituted for gluten free ingredients on request

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. Full allergen information is available, please ask a member of staff for details.