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The White Bear, Ruislip - pub details

White Bear
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Address: Ickenham Rd, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7DF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6670) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations West Ruislip (0.3 miles), Ruislip (0.5 miles), Ruislip Manor (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations West Ruislip (0.3 miles), South Ruislip (1.9 miles), Denham (3.2 miles)

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We have been curious for the last few months why this pub has an abandoned shopping trolley full with rubbish inside the entrance to its car park. It never moves but likely to indicate that if the Landlord/lady can't be bothered to get rid of it there's not much hope inside the pub either. Curiosity eventually got the better of us and we ventured in today for a drink and a bite to eat. Simple fact is - it's awful. We came here regularly in its heyday of the late 80's/early 90's and its really saddening to see the demise here. Staff were disinterested and we waited for service even though there were only four customers in the bar. We changed our mind about the food and left and were joined by a rodent for part of the journey back to the car. Avoid.
DylanThomas09 - 17 Oct 2014 23:25
We went Saturday evening with my wife for a party of an old work colleague of hers. I’ve driven past there loads of times and it looks a decent homely place from the outside. As it was inside….

But sadly despite the function attended by 100+ there were only two staff on, both of which pulled beers at the pace of a speeding snail. I waited 15 minute for a couple of lagers, the second time round the same again for three more. Whilst waiting for the second set of drinks I noticed that the bar-maid was holding a set of plastic glasses as the glass ones had not been returned to the bar as there was no-one available to collect them.

I waited another 20 minutes for my third set of drinks, but luckily saw some-one I recognised at the bar so the slowness of getting a lager was a little better.

Whilst all this was going on the drinks were running out fast. Some of the ales were not available, even when we arrived. Guinness ran out as did a few others. So perhaps the tortoise like service was a cleverly conceived tactic to make the drinks last until 11.00pm. Who knows?

I did notice someone else stocking up the fridge with white wine late on in the evening. Whoever she was, the pub could have done with her a couple of hours earlier.

We had a good time and enjoyable evening despite the bar and not because of it.

I suspect with an extra staff person or two and more stock the pub may well have taken quite a bit more £££ during the evening.

Kenton - 13 Oct 2014 20:32
Pub hasn't been reviewed for over a year now and the last review is obviously by a member of staff/landlord.

I went in the recently and had mixed feelings. The pub is located just across the road from The Orchard and is more in the style of a traditional community pub.

Interior is clean enough with a pool table and a big screen for the sport. I know some of the malodorous old Camra bores would object to this and they seem to want to drink in a place that has the noise levels of a library so they can bore each other to death withering on about the mouthfeel of their half pint of ale. Please note that I am a Camra member but I do sometimes drink lager and I do enjoy playing pool and watching sport.

Anyway, when I arrived at a The White Bear I noticed that they do offer a choice of Pride along with the evil Doom Bar however, unfortunately both were off so lager was the only option.

I noticed that in the toilets there was a sloping service over the cisterns. This gives me the impression that this was to stop young chavs going in their to snort Kuffer! This is obviously not the fault of the pubs and the few punters that were in at the time were all perfectly normal.

This is definitely a locals pubs and I just hope that they have enough locals to keep the place going. It was very quiet when I visited but I guess it is probably more lively at the weekend. Let's hope so as even though there could be small improvement, all in all this is a no nonsense boozer that deserves to be patronised!!!
BeerGutt - 23 Aug 2014 12:15
Wow! What a find! Just moved into the area and thought i'd take my mum out for Sunday lunch. We came across the white bear by chance and decided to give it a try. As we walked in we were cheerily welcomed by the staff and then proceeded to decide what to drink. As a lager drinker I was more than impressed to find no less than five draught lagers to choose from! We had a quick glance at the menu and both decided on a roast. Choosing a comfy looking sofa, we sat down and were almost immediately offered water. What a touch! The food came out quickly and piping hot and a very generous portion was placed in front of me . We tucked in and I had to admit to my mother that the roast dinner was better than ones she makes! Brilliant food, brilliant service and an amazing atmosphere. Definitely will be back!!
peanuts12345 - 4 Aug 2013 22:02
So my dear reader. I have been searching for a nice pub with nearby parking to take my elderly aunts when I visit NW London. They don't do 'foreign stuff' which is a shame. But this place looks to have potential. Perhaps I should have realised as only Miffed has posted in the last year or so and I don't understand what he/she means.

A bad start in travelling from Sarf London, so many pubs in NW London have been turned into Sainsbury/Tesco 'locals'.

And totally underwhemed. Only the evil Doom bar on and no remotely drinkable cider or lager on tap or out of a bottle.

The Sunday roast was silly portions (half a pig) with hard veg.

The Victorian makeover lost me. It does not ooze charm, not helped by the dead atmosphere and loud piped background music.

Please PM if there is any decent place within three miles of Harrow

baggydave - 30 Nov 2012 13:29

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