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 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 live sports events will be shown on our large TV screens  – 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.

The food was out of this world! The atmosphere was perfect and loved where we were seated. The staff couldn’t of been more helpful and friendly so all in all we all had a great time!

Amazing Celebratory Dinner

Incredible atmosphere – a great mix of people dining on a Saturday night. Staff very friendly and helpful, food was delicious, cocktails were spot-on (even the mocktails are great!). Beautiful interior – everything clean & sparkling. Couldn’t recommend this place more.

Buzzing Saturday Night

We went for a family Sunday lunch and we all were blown away by the quality of food, the atmosphere and the decor. Between us we tried the beef, pork and lamb. All of our plates were left empty and every part of the dish was tasty from the meat to the cabbage, carrots and roast potatoes.

Family Sunday

Excellent venue for any type of gathering. Made to feel welcome with 12 friends and looked after all evening whilst celebrating my birthday Brilliant atmosphere, friendly staff and love the decor. Thank you!

Birthday Gathering

Great food and very dog friendly. I highly recommend.

Dog Friendly

We went for a Sunday lunch and couldn’t fault anything. Lovely atmosphere, great staff and the lamb was delicious- great portion sizes too! Definitely be going back – new favourite place in Tunbridge Wells.

The Perfect Sunday

Superb space and nice Thus evening buzz going on. Staff always around, and food was very good, particularly the well aged steak, rested properly – they have a good grill here. Harvey’s was well done. Excellent addition to TW, congrats!

Thursday Buzz

I held my 30th birthday at the White Bear and was assisted by the lovely Anabel, Events Manager to organise it in perfect detail from start to finish. Anabel was knowledgable, helpful and extremely efficient.

The Perfect 30th Birthday

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