The Beehive White Waltham

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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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PH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 +

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend this gastro pub and will definitely go back again.

SB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stunning food, as always.. Great place for a wedding lunch!!.. 😉

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

We have been to Beehive before and it was wonderful, however this time even before we manage to sit down and settle the waiter was asking what would we like to eat, one of my friends thought that the waiter was very pushy. Overall we will return, but hopefully it will be better.

TG
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, exceptional service, a wonderful evening. Thank you!

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and service in this lovely owner operated pub/restaurant overlooking the quintessential English Cricket Pitch. Very serious cooking from Dom Chapman and team served by a friendly and enthusiastic front of house brigade. As Michelin would say Worth a detour!

JL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was of a very high quality and delicious however the menu was a little restrictive in options. Ambience was pleasant until later in the evening when a large party arrived - it became difficult to hold a conversation over the table.
Although the waiting staff were very pleasant and professional, I felt a little intimidated into making food choices quite quickly and then had to wait a long time to settle my bill. This may be due to staffing levels on the evening but overall, I would eat here again.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us each ordered different dishes and loved every mouthful. The dining room has a light yet cosy ambiance and the staff were professional. We would go every week if this was our local which I wish it was.

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was nice but portions very small and therefore very expensive. Service decidedly average

PW
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, great service, overall, it was a wonderful evening. would happily go back and would certainly recommend to friends and family

DM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at the Beehive and we thought it was very good all round

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food super staff lovely place. Going again for Sunday lunch.

HT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely gastro pub in the Berks countryside. Lovely dining room overlooking the cricket ground, the food & service were excellent and I will not hesitate to return and take friends & family

H
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good choice for a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday lunch with its own distinctive character and location opposite the village cricket ground. Great should the sun shine with a pint on the terrace and a match in action.

DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff. Good service and good food. Ambiance was congenial. Would recommend to friends.

NF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as ever, cannot fault the food, service or atmosphere!

a
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Was very disappointed on this visit, food and service both poor. A stark contrast to previous visits so not sure what went wrong. Wine was undrinkable and waiter got very snippy about it although another waitress and bar manager agreed the wine was “corked”. Food was ok but nothing great compared to many previous visits. On paying the bill 1 couple on table gave half cash £120 to other couple who wanted to pay whole bill in card. Unfortunately left the cash in the bill which was taken without any comment.... luckily realised mistake and went back for £120 cash, staff seemed surprised we had gone back, surely no one leaves that much for a tip, especially when service charge is included. Left a bad taste that they hadn’t pointed out mistake out?

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times in the last year and experience has generally been very good. However last Saturday one dish , the prawn and salmon starter was lacking in salmon compared with previous experiences. This was politely pointed out to the waitress who advised us that kitchen staff member preparing the food had changed from the usual one. Upon receiving the bill I was disappointed to see that no notice had been taken of the complaint, we were not only expected to pay the full bill but also the additional service charge. This suggested to me that no one had taken any notice of what we had said.
Not impressed at all

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My pork was tough other than that a nice place to visit

FS
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant lunch with my wife. We sat at a table beside the large opened bi-fold windows. Excellent idea giving the diners the feel that they are eating outside without having their food blown cold by the wind.
I had fish and chips. The fish batter was a teensy bit oily but the haddock inside was perfect. Triple cooked chips on a par with Tom Kerridge's. My wife had roast Cod with a potato and chorizo broth which was well presented and tasty. Our Greengage Tart was OK but at £7.95 a little pricey.
Wine list is a tad on the expensive side. (fine dining priced wines but not fine dining wines)
However, the overall experience would certainly encourage us to return. Plus it's good to see that Dominic Chapman now has his own place, having eaten his food at The Royal Oak and The Hinds Head and always enjoyed it. (Bring on the Longhorn Chopped Biftek my Son!)

GP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. This time we had a light lunch of two starters each ....both equally delicious and served with hot rolls...great cooking and lovely ambience.

V
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food as always. A little bit of a wait between starter and main but food worth the wait. The basked Alaska might pair well with a tart purée to break up the sweet meringue and ice cream.

b
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with top notch service !
Beautiful setting also ....
Everything cooked to perfection and the homemade bread is awesome !
Loved it

PU
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The only complaint we had was 2 of 4 within our group thought that the food was extremely salty.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service better than has been on previous occasions.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelin star in the offing! Such beautiful food. Very good service.

GP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for five adults. Great ambience, nice large table, excellent menu . The food was all of a really high quality and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal. First visit to the Beehive but definitely not the last

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very friendly and with a smile from everyone,food was served efficiently,and was very good.

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Bland and very expensive cod main course.
All very dull.
Veg charged in addition

M
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a nice setting

CB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a lovely meal at the Beehive

RW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent as ever food lovely great service. Would highly recommend

TP
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent and catered for our dog as well (even though he tried creep under a hedge)

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Lovely food, but it took a long time to arrive for a table of 7 for lunch despite the restaurant not being full.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening

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CA
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We’ve eaten here several times and have been disappointed on most occasions, but we keep trying as it’s fairly local. This time we were served a bottle of wine which was horrendously corked, only to be told that this was the style of the wine. The second bottle was fine, but if they think the first bottle was ok, I hate to think what the winemaker has been making.
For the prices, you would think they would recognise a badly corked wine at the very least.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, what’s not to like? Only disappointment was that it’s been on our doorstep for so long and we hadn’t tried it. We’ll be back 😊

D
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect evening as the sun set over the green. But at a crucial point the sun shines directly into many diners eyes. The time will vary each day of course but a blind to pull down briefly would be great.
Excellent food and staff were very helpful advising a vegan we had in our party.
Thanks for a great evening.

AG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another lovely evening at the Beehive and very much the best place I have found in Maidenhead area. The quality and variety of food is really good and service and value excellent.

LB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant overlooking the cricket ground. Great ambiance and well constructed table arrangement. The service was impeccable and the food was even better. Would like to see a couple more things on the menu as there were quite a few fish dishes which was great for me, not so much for my other half.
Overall, a very impressive restaurant. We shall be returning.

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