Top 50 Gastropubs


The Beehive

White Waltham, Berkshire

A beautiful British country pub offering a delicious menu, fine wine list and great cask Ales.

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The Beehive is nestled in the tiny village of White Waltham, a brief drive from Maidenhead (and a stone’s throw from a few fellow Top 50 Gastropubs).

Previously owned by Top 50 Gastropub alumni, Dominica Chapman, the pub was taken over by Ruchi Mehrotra and Kshitij Mehrotra from Tangy Treat in December 2023. The pub is overseen by Head Chef Alex Parker and by General Manager Alicia Corlett. 

The gastropub is a true labour of love, ideal for a long, sun-drenched afternoon lounge in the garden as it is for a cosy, boozy winter night nestled in its traditional bar.

Head Chef Alex Parker oversees all goings on in the kitchen creating fantastic dishes throughout the year. Expect to dine on delights such as lasagne of wild rabbit, wood blewits and chervil, or ttuffed breast of Wiltshire guinea fowl, truffle, chanterelles, mushroom ketchup, braised leg pie.

The kitchen sources locally, but it also aims to represent what the UK’s larder has to offer as a whole. This means food from the country’s uplands and pastures, its meadows, woods, hedgerows, rivers and seas are all important parts of the menu.

The wine list is concise but varied and offers good value for money. It has featured 12 reds and the 12 whites, rosés and dessert wines. Many of the world’s major wine-growing regions feature on the wine list, and most choices are available by the glass.

Yet the heart of any pub, the beer, is not forgotten and the Beehive has had a range of lagers, ciders and beers, including local cask ales from Windsor & Eton Brewery, Loddon Brewery and more.

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