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The Beehive White Waltham

4.6
4.6
1145 Reviews
£26 to £40
English

The Beehive in White Waltham, overlooking the village cricket ground and a gentle Berkshire landscape, is something of an institution in these parts. The Beehive is a wonderful village pub in the beautiful village of White Waltham; it has a huge reputation in the local area and is a favourite local for many in the village. At the Beehive we aim to protect this reputation, we aim to create a delicious seasonal menu. Throughout the year we want the menu to represent Britain and our wonderful produce. Dishes that are heart warming, affordable and packed full of flavour.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Sat 18:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    01628 822877

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Dominic Chapman

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What 1,145 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Berkshire

    Best Overall

  • Berkshire

    Best Service

  • Berkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Berkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Berkshire

    Special Occasions

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  1. W

    Windsorian

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food absolutely stunning - bit surprised by the prices which have risen quite a bit but can’t fault the quality and prep of the food.

  2. CD

    CharlotteD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I was looking forward to our visit but was very disappointed. Firstly, it took nearly an hour for our mains to arrive. I had a Thai inspired fish dish that had no Thai flavours, it was basically just a piece of fish with a salty green sauce and a few tiny shrimps, for £34! And then they add 12.5% for service. Felt sorry for the waiter who was nice enough but we heard several tables complaining about the wait and the food.

  3. SN

    SamN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    For what's it worth - it is too expensive given the quality and quantity of food. This was my second visit and I found it a little wanting. The waitress serving us looked half miserable. I also found it too loud with people speaking louder and louder just to get heard (note to boomers - wear your earpieces). For a non-London restaurant and in a pub, it's too pricey. We were 4 people of which 1 was a child. We had 1 starter and 2 alcoholic drinks (from 6 drinks). In total £223. The bread was pretty dire - it was essentially burnt toast. Given that price expectations are higher and this restaurant did not deliver. The online menu on their website is also out of date and does not reflect the price increases which have obviously gone up to match the high inflation.

  4. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2

    Food was fantastic. The setting of the pub is beautiful and really lovely inside. Great presentation also. I would return, though was a little disappointed with the conversation which we constantly heard whilst eating out food. There was one member of staff in particular who needs to learn how to talk quietly / move your check in desk. All we heard the whole way through was ‘how busy they are’ ‘ how people are late’ telling members of staff they need to be quicker, telling members of staff to tell diners they only have a certain amount of time as they were late. It was a shame as the restaurant is beautiful.. though listening to someone constantly stressing about the diary and bookings makes you feel that you have to hurry up .. Making it not as enjoyable as it should be for a £100 + meal for 2 people. Though all other members of staff dealt with were lovely, helpful and polite.

  5. DL

    DonnaL

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great, as always

  6. RE

    RichardE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second visit inside a month. Faultless. Imaginative cooking executed perfectly.

  7. TR

    TonyR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I always enjoy coming to The Beehive. The food is delicious, the service very good and the ambience delightful.

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    neilf

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A great place to go to celebrate a special occasion

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Worthy of a Michelin Star and I'm sure it won't be long. Definitely a meal to remember and a special mention goes out to the Marmite infused dip which was utterly fantastic and would be a huge commercial success if the chef who created it ever brought it to the market. Just a wonderful English pub over looking the local village cricket ground, heaven.

  10. CC

    CarolineC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    It was the first time my husband and I had eaten at the Beehive but it will not be our last. The service was super as was the food. The menu originally seemed quite pricy as we had to pay extra for vegetables but the quality was excellent. Our table overlooking the cricket ground added to the ambiance and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal.

  11. G

    Giffkins

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent bank holiday lunch. Attentive, friendly but not obtrusive service, delicious food beautifully presented. Perfect.

  12. KH

    KatieHarcus

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, fantastic all round.

  13. d

    dougiel

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nearly a stunning meal - the main (Guinea Fowl) was lost on the plate with a very powerful cheese quenelle. All well cooked but for the price a bit on the small side.. Good starter and Desert. Quite pricy for 2.

  14. AL

    AndrewL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal from start to finish. Special mention to our server who was spot on with everything.

  15. RE

    RichardE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was exceptional. Crab tart starter.....melt in the mouth pastry, light and tasted of crab! Delicious. Whiting and chips. Fish cooked perfectly. Batter non greasy and crisp. All served with tartare sauce and a pot of....wait for it.....curry sauce! Sublime. Don’t mock till you’ve tried it! Mushy peas( crushed petit pois) wonderful. If this restaurant was in a vandalised industrial estate....you would have to brave the locals. It isn’t. It’s in a picture perfect village opposite a cricket pitch. There was even an Alvis in the carpark. Chefs, take a bow. A truly wonderful evening.

  16. BD

    BrucieD

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, beautifully presented, with great service. Perfect.

  17. SC

    SimonC

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    First visit since pre-pandemic, nice update to menus but familiar surroundings. Staff were attentive and good knowledge of drinks and non-alcoholic choices for our party. Menu was a nice spring / summer update with good choices and specials, food was exceptional and all commented that new dishes were fresh / light and good portions. All had three courses, all different choices, all great and good value overall. Good choice of drinks and good service throughout, the restaurant was a little quieter than previous but maybe down to day / time and single sitting service. Overall very good, as always, and we will be back soon.

  18. A

    Anon

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    We really enjoy this restaurant. The service is great and the quality of food is high , however prices have increased and at the same time they have reduced the plates to a point it’s pretty shocking value !!

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    andrewf

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Overpriced fancy food with small portions. A bit dated, over fussy menu that fails to deliver

  20. ET

    ET1973

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had an absolutely magnificent lunch here. All 3 of us agreed some of the best food we have ever eaten. All done in a very relaxed environment. We will certainly be back very soon!

  21. D

    David

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We went for the Sunday roast beef, but I think they forgot to ask how we wanted it cooked as it came out rare and bloody, we sent it back but after if has been swimming in the gravy and they cooked it some more, it just didn't taste right. One of our party had the fish which they enjoyed and said was nice. Out table was booked for 1:00pm and the first two options we wanted was not available, I assumed sold out so early. I thought is was a bit pricing for a pub lunch.

  22. KL

    KaLe

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Michelin star worthy! Absolutely delicious food, beautifully presented. You won’t be disappointed. Relaxed and very friendly staff. THE best kept secret but worth shouting about.

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    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Service was friendly, but very slow and seemed a bit disorganised. Food was creative and quite good, albeit perhaps slightly expensive.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food , fantastic service . 1st class experience

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    MarcD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was utter perfection. I loved all we had ordered, other than the madeleines which were eggy almost pancake. Service was a little shabby and lost, only a little. Will definitely go back needing to remember this is a pub and not a restaurant despite the glorious food!

  26. BV

    BrianV

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    My first course was asparagus -only just cooked. My main course was saddle of lamb -completely uneatable, couldn’t even cut it with the sharp knife I sent it back and chose a new dish Sea bream. I started at the tail end and it was fine but as I advanced towards the head it was again not cooked. I was told the chef was temporary. The meal was disgusting

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    Patrick

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose the Beehive because we knew the food would be very good and it lived up to our expectations. The prices reflect the high quality of the food. The staff were very welcoming and maintained a relaxed atmosphere while working to a high professional standard. There were other guests but the tables are well spaced apart.

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    Willow

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Beehive, White Waltham is an excellent choice in a lovel countryside setting with excellent food

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Lovely front of house personnel and very nice ambience. Would look forward to my next visit. But - potato purée overworked and therefore glutinous, almost solid; saucing generally over-salted. However, main elements of the dishes were beautifully presented and expertly cooked. This is local restaurant earns its place on my watch list.

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    DaveM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

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    Poor service. Upon arrival advised we had a table booked, this was ignored "Great, would you like a drink" got a drink and stood waiting for our table for circa 10 mins until we walked into the dining area and asked to be seated. Limited options in terms off food. It was a business lunch so a "light bite" would have been ideal but only full meals were on offer. My guest asked for the bass on "today's lunch menu" only to be told it wasn't available and had to have bream. Then the waitress insisted he order a side as it didn't come with anything, he ordered chips only for chips AND the side of mash that comes with the dish to be served No table check just asked if we wanted more alcohol. Long wait to ask for the bill and ended up having walk up to the till and pay. This made me late for my next meet. Would expect a lot more when paying nearly a hundred quid for lunch. P.s. don't ask me if I'd recommend The Beehive White Waltham to a friend? Only for me to select no, and be present with "what would you recommend this restaurant for after clicking next. There was no option for wasting money.

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    greyhound

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the beehive. The food and service are always wonderful and it's such a good value. Something for everyone on the menu

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    EliseT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It was a really lovely evening the staff were so helpful and timed everything to perfection. The food was good we had starters main and pudding all very delicious but the chips were not great - too over cooked. We’d definitely come back tho the atmosphere and location are really lovely.

  33. K

    Kathryn

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I knew this place wasn’t cheap but was actually shocked by the high prices (despite the fact that I eat out a lot in some great restaurants, including in London). I just couldn’t correlate paying those prices in what is essentially a pub restaurant environment - not particularly well-furnished or presented. The food was very good and the wine pleasant enough, service felt a bit dismissive at times when we chose not to order a starter or dessert. Unfortunately I didn’t feel The Beehive offered the special experience promised by the prices and won’t be returning.

  34. S

    Simon

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Nice food but was probably 30-40% more expensive than it should have been.

  35. B

    Bill

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal: food was excellent (especially the rabbit lasagne) and service very good. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

  36. L

    Lottie

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful anniversary lunch at the Beehive. Friendly and efficient service. Delicious food: the lamb and mushroom tagliatelle as mains followed by pineapple soufflé and rhubarb and ginger cream. Post-lunch chocolates came with the words ‘happy anniversary’ piped in chocolate sauce. Truly lovely.

  37. DB

    DanielB

    Bath

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service. One of the best roasts in the area. Highly recommend

  38. H

    Happyeater

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    So nice to see a menu with some innovation and imagination. A very comfortable dining room, not too stuffy, lovely cocktails. I would have preferred more choice of wine by the glass but I do like that you can get a carafe. Very friendly and relaxed service. Everything we had was perfectly cooked and delicious. I hope to return soon.

  39. H

    Harry

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An "old friends" catch-up meeting, with excellent reception, food and ambiance.

  40. LI

    LouiseI

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Amazing food and service. Relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Beehive White Waltham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01628 822877.

The Beehive White Waltham is rated 4.6 stars by 1145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Beehive White Waltham

The Beehive White Waltham Waltham Road White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3SH

Additional information

  • Area

    Maidenhead

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Tue–Sat 18:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Dominic Chapman

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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