The Beehive White Waltham

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607 reviews
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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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AC
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service and good food

L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere

g
Berkshire
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a favourite local eatery. Great food, the plate sizes are perfect, the bread is excellent.

JR
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everyone enjoyed their meals, but i did think the chicken dish was too salty. The chips were awesome.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent. Went out of their way to cater for my vegan wife and would do even more if given some notice, which was our fault. Great atmosphere. Super cooking and very good service.

S
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food every time, always something different on the menu. Great friendly service

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and the service were great, I took a client along with me and they had a really good experience!

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We hadn't been to the Beehive in about 4 years when the food was superb. We went this time for a family Sunday lunch with two children (age 10 & 7). Our drinks came quickly and the starters followed soon after - however it was another 45 mins until our children meals arrived - by this point they were literally hanging off the chairs with hunger - we had to ask 3 times to find out where it was. Quite disappointed that they would't prioritise children. In fact our mains came before theirs. I ordered the cod which arrived on a bed of watery diced vegetables - kind of like a soup - it was entirely tasteless. The courgette fritters had no discernible taste either. My MIL had the pork which was nicely presented but very fatty. On the plus side the restaurant had noticed we were celebrating a birthday and came over with complimentary some petit fours.

Disappointingly I'm not sure we would go back - the atmosphere was nice but the food just didn't stack up against the prices and was quite bland.

JM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I first heard about the Beehive a couple of years ago, and for no particular reason had never been, but I remembered that the reviews were very good when it first opened. On Saturday, we decided to take my family out for dinner, and as usual, the places we would normally go were completely full. The Beehive had space and looking at the reviews still seemed to be attracting good scores, so we gave it a go.
It didn't seem that busy, but that said, it does have quite a bit of space. The staff were attentive without being pushy but the real star was the food, and a few of my family are real foodies and are notoriously hard to please. We all had fabulous meals and would not hesitate to go back. Well done to the Beehive team.

GP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always amazing meals at the Beehive... lovely lunch with my sister with fabulous food and a cheerful ambience

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch with friends. The set menu has fair choice and interesting dishes at a very reasonable price. Their beer is still well kept!

RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All excellent except the beef roast gravy. Was very thin and watery. Really needed a thick deep sauce to tie everything together.

SN
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having looked at the Estrella list of Top 50 then I was really excited to visit the Beehive. I have been to approximately 20 of the Top 50 Gastro Pubs listed. And I guess I was expected top be blown away from a pub ranked 8th.

The experience was all good but not as exceptional I had anticipated. No reason not to attend

MN
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful location, a great country pub with fabulous restaurant and a menu selection that is first class, a regular trip out for us and highly recommended

R
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Arrived early, so had drinks at the bar. Offered menus and led to our table. Surprised to find friends seated opposite, so had a good catch up chat. Ordered the fish pie and mussels. Both were delicious and a good portion size and very tasty.
We decided not to share on puds so I had a delicious pistachio soufflé and my dinner guest had the chocolate fondant.
All polished off with coffee and tea.
A delightful evening meal in great surroundings with discreet staff.
Go and enjoy the experience

JS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd time at this wonderful restaurant.
The food and service very special. The food at the Beehive is really, great! Beautifully cooked and lovely in the way it’s presented.
For us it’s worth every penny and always a lovely place to dine

MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good , excellent service. A little more expensive than expected but ultimately worth it.

CS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Location is good, would be great in the summer. We arrived about 30 mins early to have a drink 1st. Proprietor remarked how early we were, although the table was ready. Staff rushed to take drinks order before I'd even put my bag down & 1 of our party wasn't at the table yet! Food good, not amazing for the price. Hard to attract attention of staff after the 1st flush of rapid drinks & menu ordering. Will try it again in summer, away from the busy xmas period.

JO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff, they made it a memorable experience for my fathers 88 birthday

BE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, had christmas party of 8 and service was amazing and the Party menu food even better. Great wine list too. It’s such a consistently amazing restaurant, you cannot go wrong here.

JH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was a lovely pub with great atmosphere & good service. I wax a little disappointed with my food because it was just not warm enough when it arrived & my friend & I thought it odd not to offer vegetables that we then had to order as an extra. For a pub meal with one glass of wine, I thought it was over priced .

U
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don't over expect in terms of the volume of food ( which was good.) My expectation was set by having Sunday lunch there some 18 months ago. I was underwhelmed.

L
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue and service, great food and selection - highly recommended.

OT
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto molto tipico. English pub con cibo ottimo. Personale molto attento e preparato.

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SJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish a great experience, we could not fault the service and the food was outstanding all delivered in very pleasant surrounding and environment, will no doubt be back again and again.

CS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service. Light and comfortable ambiance. Excellent food. Would recommend.

B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic - but what makes the place special is the staff, if only all restaurants could be like this ...

IJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the parfait ...I had a lovely piece of cod for my main and my partner had the roast pork ...however the roast potatoes and the under cooked vegetables were disappointing...the potatoes had no taste and had a weird smell to them other than that it was ok

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice food - great flavour and top quality ingredients . Recommend the venison which was devine

SR
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dining experience. Excellent warm welcome. Food outstanding. Always busy, which is a good sign

KS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lunch on Sunday, excellent food and naturally attentive service, all very good and loved the table by the log fire.

G
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Excellent service. Good choice of wines and by the carafe too. Will be back!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit expensive for everyday eating but lovely for informal occasion. Service generally good, but had to wait ages to order as could not attract anyone’s attention & extra wine order requested twice as had been forgotten. Restaurant v busy (Saturday night) and quite noisy.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff which made the evening extra special as we made this a venue to meet family we had never met before.. thank you all

c
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

staff were lovely food was excellent is a little expencive but sometimes you don't mind if its really good will go back

MS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the staff coped well with the dairy and gluten intolerance of my two guests. The Viognier was also excellent. The acoustics are not brilliant, loud conversation at adjacent tables was intrusive. I asked for the WiFi code but never got it.

MC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food fantastic, service questionable, sent food to wrong table, plates delivered to wrong people and facing wrong way. Long wait between courses. Been many times before and will come again.

S
Buckinghamshire
48 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We had huge expectations but desperately disappointed. We had hoped it was going to become our new favourite out of London gastronomic restaurant. Rabbit lasagne was a highlight but the fish and chips tasted strangely fat free (possibly one of those fat free fryers?) and sadly not better for it! Extremely quiet in the restaurant hence a complete lack of atmosphere. Oh well........

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food , drink and service . Narrow, but varied menu with vegetarian options included

PH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The servers was polite and helpfull , but service was a little slow but it was sunday afternoon and they was very busy . The food was good except roast potatoes was hard as rocks , they shouldnt have left the kitchen especially as thesunday roast was a premium price £20 +