Harden's survey result
“Families having lunch overlooking the village green provides a quintessentially English atmosphere” at Dom Chapman’s “very busy” converted pub. One or two reports are so-so this year, but the majority of feedback is outstanding, praising a “thoroughly enjoyable” experience including “very individual” food that’s so good “I’m not sure it qualifies as pub food” – “amazing!”
“A lovely location overlooking the village cricket pitch” contributes to the winning recipe for Dom Chapman’s “brilliant” former pub (he was previously a Heston Blumenthal lieutenant at the Fat Duck and Hind’s Head). “Some stunning dishes are delivered very competently” (e.g. “the wild rabbit lasagne was divine, and the sea bream with tarka dhal inspired”). Top Tip: if you’re flying via Heathrow, “a 15-minute detour takes you here”.
Since the arrival of “Michelin-recognised chef” Dom Chapman (ex-of Heston’s Fat Duck, then local haunt The Royal Oak) a few years back, this former pub has had quite the turnaround; while there’s still a bar area for locals, the relaxed seasonal food is now “very good indeed” and “the lunchtime special is a steal”.
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.
The Beehive in White Waltham, overlooking the village cricket ground and a gentle Berkshire landscape, is something of an institution in these parts.
As owners, we are especially proud to be your hosts and we shall make every effort to take good care of you.
The Beehive is a wonderful village pub and restaurant in the beautiful village of White Waltham; it has a huge reputation in the local area and is a favourite local for many in the village and surrounding area.
At the Beehive, we aim to protect this reputation, we aim to create a fantastic restaurant with delicious seasonal menu. Throughout the year we want the menu to represent Britain and our wonderful produce. Dishes that are heart-warming, affordable and packed full of flavour.
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 twenty years, manages the floor and front of house team.
We all look forward to seeing you at The Beehive and showing you a great time!
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
Dominic’s hereditary passion for food stems from the highly acclaimed Castle Hotel in Taunton, which his family have owned and run for over 65 years.
Dominic has an abundance of invaluable experience. His training has seen many great kitchens around the world, in particular, one of London’s most fashionable restaurants, Kensington Place. Having spent 10 years in London, he then moved to Berkshire and the Fat Duck, eventually to open and take up the role of Head Chef at Heston Blumenthal’s Hind Head in Bray.
In January 2007, Dominic moved to The Royal Oak, Sir Michael Parkinson’s Restaurant. In 2008 Dom’s passion in the kitchen gained him a Michelin Bib Gourmand. He was awarded a Michelin star in January 2010, 3 AA Rosettes, ranked in the Good Food Guide top 50 restaurants in Great Britain with a score of 6/10.
In August 2014, Dominic became Chef/Patron of The Beehive in White Waltham, a beautiful country restaurant/pub. White Waltham is a pretty village close to Maidenhead, and the pub overlooks the village cricket pitch and Berkshire countryside. Dominic continues to have a huge passion for the hospitality industry; he aims to create a successful restaurant and fine culinary experience within a relaxing village pub.
Dominic’s philosophy is to ‘Feed his customers and make them happy’ – he aims to do this by offering heart-warming, seasonal and affordable dishes packed full of flavour.
Waltham Rd, White Waltham, SL6 3SH
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-4 pm|