menu 2019

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Good food, real ales and roaring fires: could there be a better setting for festive dining? Book your Christmas catch-up or office 'do' at The White Bear for all of this and a warm welcome too. Our 16th century country inn is a wonderful place to celebrate the joys of the season with your nearest and dearest.

Booking for a large group? Give us a call on 01959 573166 and talk to us about booking one of our semi-private spaces - we can accommodate up to 25 people in a single area.

2 courses for £24.95 or 3 courses for £31.95

Pre-ordered menu served from 2nd -21st December (excluding Sundays)

A non-refundable 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 for bookings of 6 or more.


 Caramelized parsnip & white onion soup with spiced parsnip crisps & focaccia (v) (gfi)
 Feta, harissa tomato & courgette tartlet (v)
Duck pâté with port & red currant jelly, toasted brioche & orange dressed leaves (gfi)
Weald smoked salmon with beetroot & horseradish mascarpone, cripsy capers & granary bread (gfi)
Spiced Titsey Farm beef rissoles with pickled cucumber & onion & winter 'slaw)


Roast butter & honey turkey with homemade stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, gravy & cranberry sauce (gfi)
Cranberry crusted nut roast with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy (v) (gfi)
Baked cod with parsley mash, long stem broccoli & sweet red pepper sauce
Roast venison haunch with celeriac purée, roast potatoes, braised red cabbage & red wine jus (gfi)
Butternut squash & mushroom pâté wellington with peppercorn sauce, creamy mash & buttered spinach (v)
Chargrilled 8oz sirloin steak with tarragon & shallot butter, thick cut chips & salad (5.00 supplement) (gfi)


Christmas pudding with vanilla bean custard & brandy butter slice
Lemon posset with raspberry sorbet (gfi)
Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream & chocolate dipped strawberry
Crème brûlée, honeycomb & whipped cream (gfi)
Selection of local cheeses, wheat wafers & spiced gooseberry & coriander chutney (gfi)

An optional 10% service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more.

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.