The White Bear is in the very heart of Knutsford, just on the corner
of Canute Square by the roundabout. You can't miss this one, it
must be the last building in Knutsford to sport a thatched roof,
which has incidentally, just been re-thatched. This pub has to be
the oldest in Knutsford, as it was first registered as a pub in
the 16th century. This is when they first started registering pubs,
so it is probably older still!
Step inside and mind your head! The old wooden beams are quite
low in the
enterance! One can't help wondering if any of them are original?
Step up to
the bar and pay close attention to the beam above you - surely it
oldest beam in the pub?
The pub is due for re-furbishment at the time of writing, and I
shall therefore try to keep to the things which aren't going to
The floor of the bar is made from slate and the ceiling is quite
atmosphere is one of history. To your left you will find a games
which has a dartboard and television. All the rooms here are well
currently, but after re-furbishment I expect that very few places
able to match their standards!
To your right you will find the restuarant area, where very good
served between 12noon and 2pm, 5:30pm and 8pm. Later in the evening
restaurant area acts as a quiet lounge, a very comfortable room.
The beer in here is particularly wholesome - a good pint of Greenalls
Bitter. This is a Cask beer which is found quite regularly in the
area. If you haven't tried it before then you are missing out on
a good pint
of REAL ALE! I would also point out that a good pint of Greenalls
also be found. This is, however, a Keg Mild and as not many places
Mild, it does make a refreshing change!
It should be noted that this Pub is not a family pub, and there
are no baby
changing facilities as such. Well behaved children are permitted
day, providing they are kept away from the bar area.
The White Bear has good REAL ALE, a full menu, and a great atmosphere.
must be doing something right if they can have everybody from the
age of 18
to 80 in there simultaneously. The bar is of adequate size and standard
licencing hours apply. Perhaps you're just passing through Knutsford?
you're here on a business trip? Or, did you come for that afternoon
Tatton Park? Whatever the nature of your visit to Knutsford, your
nourishment awaits you in the White Bear. Pay them a visit and I'm
will enjoy the experience!