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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CS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
47 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 +

EA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Y
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

PW
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

NF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

a
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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

FS
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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