The Beehive White Waltham

4.6
700 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 700 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarberousse
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb - looking forward to end of lockdown

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PollyR
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was tasty but we couldn't justify the prices.
£12-£13 for a starter
Sadly won't be returning

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KarenB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous love it there we always enjoy going. Lovely staff and great food.

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RichardE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly ‘Covid secure’ welcome. Great ambience....the Beehive manages to be an excellent relaxed restaurant combined with a decent pub environment. Food and service excellent.

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ROWANR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever the food was excellent, great service. all Covid 19 protocols obeyed

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TerryB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good quality lunch with excellent service. Will return

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RobB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was very good and the staff and very helpful. The only thing that soured our experience was that when we arrived we were told that they no longer had any Sunday roasts left...and then a hour later brought out six roast dinners for a table in the corner. I asked the waiter what this was all about and he said that the person in the corner was a regular and he had ‘pre ordered’ the roasts.

Whist I applaud his organisational abilities in pre ordering, this is not a function available to the masses whilst booking on the website or over the phone, so it left a sour taste in my mouth. Just don’t tell people you’ve run out and then parade six roasts out in front of us all...

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vipkarenh
Oxford
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and really lovely food- never disappoints

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arun320
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Well worth it every time. Manager was very attentive and ensured we had the best time ever

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NigelT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Alicia was a star as always & went out of her way to spend time with all of the guests. She is a credit to the restaurant. My only concerns was the automatic addition to the bill of the service charge & the automatic assumption that I would want to pay that. Once on the bill it is difficult & embarrassing to change, particularly with guests present. I prefer to make my own decision on gratuities.,...,,sometimes I will pay less than 12.5%..and sometimes more.....but at least the choice is mine.
I wouild appreciate your comments. Thank you. Nigel Timson.

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IonaH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pub and my meal was great but my husband was disappointed with the chips as they were hard and not as tasty as expected for cost. Dessert great but feel slightly high in price charged for certain things but can understand during this year for them

Staff nice

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Memories
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food! The menu has a diverse choice of dishes. You wont be disappointed.

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arun320
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service and just the best food! Love it and can't wait to go back.

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JudithP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Beehive, celebrating my 60th birthday a little early, just before the lockdown. Service was friendly and efficient, food and wine superb. We would gladly recommend the Beehive and hope to be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere as always...

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Poops
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time dining at the Beehive and certainly won’t be the last! The chef boasts an excellent seasonal menu, using fine quality ingredients. A notch up from your average pub grub. More of a fine dining experience.

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vipwilts
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance, all as usual, which is why we continue to return.

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MarcD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baked Alaska was delicious. Very relaxed ambience. Very COVID safe. Gorgeous if but a little pricey.

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Charlea
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, lovely country pub with delicious food and great service.

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AnthonyN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent cooking with no unnecessary trickery. A good venue for Sunday lunch as the menu goes beyond the basic roasts with superb fish and game cookery too. The dining room feels comfortable and safe and the staff are all charming.

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Foodlover
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a warm welcome. Tables well positioned to cope with Covid restrictions. Felt comfortable.

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MichaelaH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. Lovely and warm inside with a real fire.

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Nigelb
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistant quality and service - hard to fault the service or the food

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DavidS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We felt that there was a limited choice for Gluten Free guests. The food was good however, a little overpriced

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two years since our last visit and was not a disappointment. In the current climate the experience was fantastic with clear signage and guidelines form the moment we entered.

The Chefs and Floor Team clearly love providing and experience through the food. The food is by far the best mean we have had in a very long time it’s a different level of flavours and pairings.

Detailed and extensive wine list which you can pair with each meal. The menu has enough choice for everyone, even people who are picky. The portion sizes are perfect big(ish) starters give you enough to enjoy the food and the mains were excellent, the most amazing chips you can imagine.

Brilliant all round and look forward to coming back, not waiting two years this time!!

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Nika
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Rabbit Lasagne delicious also Chicken& Ham pie outstanding
We will be back!

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Nigelb
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu staff were of the highest level very polite and great service throughout a fantastic meal - wine list extensive and value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I ordered the Hereford beef fillet with chips on the side. Everything on the main was excessively salty, the sauce was bitter and the steak was dry. The chips had a shocking resemblance to cardboard, how could you mess up chips? I feel really bad bc my partner didn't enjoy it at all and we were so excited looking at ratings and images beforehand. I can't say it was terrible but it def wasn't michelin star as it states it is.

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JuliaW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic evening and outstanding meal as ever.
Only big of feedback would be to please stock some of the Alcohol free gins. For drivers it would be appreciated as the mocktail menu is not that exciting. Great overall though.

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MasterM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and wine. Seafood dishes were fresh and delicious.

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George
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely evening. The staff and the whole experience was top-notch considering the COVID restrictions in place

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ROWANR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as always, at the Beehive. We had a lovely meal, well looked after by the staff.
Tables and protocols well laid out and all covid-19 standards met.

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AJSD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, as always. Beautifully cooked. Quieter (noise wise) this time - in a good way, due I’m sure to social distancing between tables.

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SteveB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent! The restaurant was just too cold, I sat with my jacket on the whole time. We would definitely go back. Thank you!

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AncaMariaB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We left the place being disappointed because from the menu they run out of 2 dishes we had chosen .
Then I asked for a vodka lemonade , the lady told me that they have Grey Goose & Absolut , I asked for a Grey G. one.
After few minutes she’s coming back saying that they’ve run out of that as well ... and if we don’t like anything else. At that moment I just wanted to stand up and go but we took a train to come to this place so I said to my husband let’s stay for whatever they have , what’s the point of going to a restaurant if they don’t have the stuff you like?
It was no music on the background so we could hear everyone’s conversation.
The service wasn’t great either as we needed to wait quite a long time to be asked/served.
They saw us really annoyed and they offered 2 glasses of Prosecco or Champagne I don’t know to be honest what was exactly, I just had a small zip and it tasted cheap .
The gesture was nice , I appreciate it but when your appetite is gone doesn’t mean much.

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SamG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would be outstanding across the board but only sell Diet Coke from a dispenser,!

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vipBarberousse
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Its like Covid never happened , they comply with all the rules and its the same great food...why cant all restaurants be like this ...and then at the end a pleasant surprise, they have an even better deal that Rishis discount...

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YvonneL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good varied menu. Friendly personable service. Good value for money.

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GlenW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, amazing service. Fantastic experience

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DaveB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating out (inside!), as a family, since lockdown began and the staff couldn’t have been more attentive to our concerns about opening windows etc (the windows/doors had been closed due to a heavy rainstorm just before we arrived) to make us feel more comfortable and the restaurant more ‘airy’.
Food was superb - with a special mention for the rabbit lasagne; halibut main and baked Alaska.
We will definitely be back!

FAQs

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

The Beehive White Waltham is rated 4.6 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.