The White Bear


Having been refurbished but still boasting the homely, welcoming atmosphere that made it a favourite for locals, the White Bear on Kennington Park Road is a picturesque gastro pub, full of character and vibrant life.

Having first opened back in 1780, it's one of the oldest pubs in South London and has been a champion of locally breweries for centuries. From beautifully balanced craft beers to flavoursome real ales, the bar is bursting with all the irresistible libations you'd expect to find in a warm gastro pub. Better still, the venue serves a vast array of food, ranging from freshly baked catch of the day to condiment filled burgers and belly-warming roast dinners. Food induced comas are a certainty. 

Being older than the American constitution, the venue has collected it's fair share of quaint antiques over the years. The walls are covered with old newspaper clippings and satirical cartoons of Britain's most famous politicians and figures. With cosy armchairs and leather sofas spread throughout, the fire place keeps guests snug during the winter months, while the idyllic beer garden offers a serene place for guests to cool off in the sunshine. The pub has bags of character and welcomes each guests with a warm embrace. You'll definitely leave well-fed and with a huge smile etched on your face.

What's on

White Bear Quiz
Hosted by professional boffins, The Quiz Team, our pub quiz is held every Wednesday from 8pm.It's just £1 to enter with some great prizes up…

Every Wednesday

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  • South London, Oval
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No door charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 0:00
Saturday 11:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 22:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Tuesday 25th December 2018 12:00 16:00



The White Bear, 138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ


South London

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  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Pub Food, Bar Snacks and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The White Bear serves a selection of classic gastro pub dishes and hearty comfort food treats.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Snug Private Room 20 30 - n/a n/a
The Dining Room Private Room 60 120 - n/a £2000

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The White Bear Kennington - London Gastro Pub Review

The White Bear Kennington - London Gastro Pub Review

Kennington for me has always felt like the space between. While I once visited a hidden magic show, heckled at vampires in a basement and have had a few half-pints there, it's always seemed like thoroughfare on the way down to Oval, Brixton or Clapham. When I was invited down to The White Bear I expected…


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