Welcome to the White Bear Royal Tunbridge Wells

Nestled in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, just a short stroll from the train station, boutique shops and a stones throw from the famous Pantiles, the White Bear is a charming place to pop in with family and friends. Taking it back to its former glory – a family friendly pub proudly serving the community for generations.

Quintessentially British with a hint of cool, the White Bear’s bar and restaurant is elegant, but laid back. Casual enough to feel relaxed, smart enough to feel special. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner along with our perfect Sunday experience there’s something for everyone.

It’s warmly lit with cosy corners for those chillier months, but its best kept secret is its secluded Orangery complete with theatrical garden grill kitchen, magnificent walled garden, outside bar with retractable roof which is fully heated during the winter months.

Selected sports events will be shown on our large screen including the Rugby World Cup and we’ll be playing host to a range of pop up events and treats throughout the year – bringing back a sense of good old fashioned community spirit to the lovely locals of Royal Tunbridge Wells and surround.

Our friendly, passionate team look forward to welcoming you to the White Bear soon.  Well behaved children are very welcome too. We do have high chairs available, a children’s menu and baby change facility.

Come as our guests and leave as our friends (you can bring the dog too!)


We are proud to be a British pub and think ourselves incredibly lucky to be housed in Kent, the Garden of England for its abundance of orchards, hop gardens and exceptional local suppliers meaning some of the finest produce from local farms and fishermen make its way on to our menus. A proud Young’s pub, we also have fantastic cask ales, craft beer, cocktails and hand-picked fine wines to support our Chef’s outstanding menus.


Sundays are for lie in’s, relaxation, family time, newspapers, indulging and a good old fashioned British roast. To help you to make the most of your Sunday, we invite you to the perfect Sunday, every Sunday. Whether that’s brunch or lunch, forget the washing up and let us do the hard work for you. The perfect way to indulge on a Sunday.


Brunch. The very best of both worlds. Better than breakfast – in that it affords a lie-in and more leisurely than lunch. Why not catch up with friends or family, read the papers and take advantage of brunch time? Whether it’s a classic full English, scrambled Heritage eggs and Anno gin cured trout with a glass of prosecco or our vegan  breakfast bowl – you deserve a treat.


Join us for a sprinkling of Christmas magic as we invite you to celebrate the festive season with us. If you’ve always wondered what Christmas Day lunch cooked by a talented team of chefs would be like, or are the one tasked every year, to deliver sparkle and smiles at the office Christmas party, our team is here to help you create magical, festive memories.

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