The White Bear

Steeped in history, the White Bear Theatre pub in Kennington has been on this site since 1780, serving great beer and ales for theatre-goers and locals alike. With its traditional meets modern design, furnished with eclectic art and the original wooden bar. Just a stone’s throw from the Oval Cricket Ground and a 5 minute walk from Kennington Station.

Serving up freshly prepared British pub classics as well as Sunday roast dinners with an array of seasonal trimmings, Yorkies and gravy as well as excellent vegan specials. Perfectly paired with Bloody Mary’s, real ales, craft beers, a wide wine selection and hot beverages.

Augustas and his team are looking forward to welcoming you.

Our Menus

Our menus celebrate the season’s freshest ingredients, including wild garlic, Yorkshire rhubarb, and Nutbourne tomatoes. Each dish is carefully crafted with locally sourced produce, from slow-cooked lamb shoulder, mint & wild garlic mayo to Devil chocolate sponge & mousse cake. Come try the best of spring at the White Bear pub.

Perfect Sundays

Sunday’s at the White Bear are all about perfect roasts. We are talking plates piled high with succulent meats, vibrant vegetables, golden roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings risen to perfection, and an abundance of rich, velvety gravy. For those who can’t resist a bit on the side enjoy creamy cauliflower cheese and delightful pigs in blankets. And to add a spicy twist to your Sunday, don’t miss our perfectly crafted Bloody Marys. Join us this Sunday for an indulgent roast. 

Chef's Notes

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We had a party of 10 people on a Saturday night and couldn’t have asked for better food or service. Everything was timed perfectly and tasted amazing and there was nothing our servers Lucy and Luke couldn’t do for us. Thank you for a fantastic night!

Name: September 2020

Page: Google

Amazing food!

Visited for lunch with my new Pomeranian puppy & some friends on Sunday. The Service , Ambience , food quality and overall experience was excellent: My dog felt at home and well looked after 10/10 – excellent variety and some Fabulous great British classics all made with love and care. We will definitely go back. Thank you team – superb.

Name: September 2020

Page: Design My Night review

Dog friendly and great ambience

Excellent Sunday lunch as ever. First time back to the pub since it’s reopened after lockdown and the setup works really well. Food lovely and always nice to see the friendly staff.

Name: September 2020

Page: Design My Night

Excellent Sunday lunch

Nothing short of brilliant. Excellent food, wine and service! The staff were really under pressure on a very busy evening and were so utterly fantastic and on top of everything I have zero complaints! 5 stars for me!

Name: August 2020

Page: Tripadvisor

Fantastic service

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