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Newly taken over by Dominic Chapman, ex-of the acclaimed Royal Oak nearby, and now turning out some “delicious food”, this red-brick venture is “much improved on the old pub” that formerly stood here.

* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


Dominic Chapman, ex-of the Michelin-starred Royal Oak nearby, “has had a fantastic first year” at the helm of this red-brick pub, by the village cricket green; it’s still “a work in progress” but by all accounts he's already serving up accomplished food at “reasonable prices”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Chef-Patron Dominic Chapman is a Michelin-starred laureate with a galaxy of top culinary awards to his name. A sixth generation restaurateur, he grew up at his family’s acclaimed Castle at Taunton. From here, his experience took him to some of Britain’s most famous restaurants – among them London’s fashionable Kensington Place, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, Bray’s Hind’s Head (as Head Chef) and finally, before moving to The Beehive in August 2014, as Head Chef at The Royal Oak, Paley Street, where he won a Michelin Star, 3 AA Rosettes and was ranked among the Good Food Guide’s top 50 restaurants in Great Britain. In Dominic’s words: “At The Beehive, I want to offer beautiful food in a real English pub. Food that is heart-warming, seasonal, packed with flavour and at prices that are affordable. I just want our guests to go home happy!”

Dom’s wife, Helena, whom he met at Kensington Place in 2001, also comes with a wealth of experience – notably as a weddings and events manager. Her role will be to manage and oversee The Beehive as a great venue for parties and special occasions. Meanwhile, Helena’s sister, Alicia, who has worked in some of London’s top eateries over the past fifteen years, manages the floor and front of house team.

Dom and Helena’s partners at The Beehive, David & Victoria Coubrough, are close family friends and well-known professionals in the trade. David has run a number of large hotel and catering enterprises. And Victoria is a third generation proprietor of her family’s hotel as well as having a wide ranging hospitality background in London.

We all look forward to seeing you at The Beehive and showing you a great time!

Restaurant details

2.30pm for lunch and 9.30pm for dinner Mon-Fri, 9.

Beehive Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Beehive Restaurant in SL6, White Waltham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Beehive restaurant.
Hil R
The Beehive is vastly improved since it has...
Reviewed 3 months, 5 days ago

"The Beehive is vastly improved since it has been taken over. I had an excellent starter of herring rollmops and cream, the herrings avoiding being overly acidic as they often are. Fish and chips was flavoursome, glass of wine very drinkable. Baked Alaska good, perhaps a touch too sweet for my liking; great texture. Table decoartions very pleasant. Decor is restrained with soft greens, but clearly has been spruced up since its previous ownership. Service was ever friendly and attentive without being overbearing."

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Pat W
Glass of Prosecco delivered with menu, then...
Reviewed 7 months, 20 days ago

"Glass of Prosecco delivered with menu, then had to wait 35 min before order taken, thought they had forgotten us, I said we were contemplating going home."

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Waltham Rd, White Waltham, SL6 3SH
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Mon-Sat: Lunch: 12 - 2.30pm, Sun: 12-4, Mon-Thurs: Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm, Fri-Sat: Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm
Last orders: 2.30pm for lunch and 9.30pm for dinner Mon-Fri, 9.

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