Review on The Beehive
The Beehive is a smart red bricked pub set in the pretty village of White Waltham overlooking the local cricket ground, just two miles west of Maidenhead in Berkshire. Chef patron is Dominic Chapman whose gilt-edged credentials include a Michelin star at his previous position at Michael Parkinson's pub the Royal Oak at Paley Street, as well as working for esteemed chef Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck, prior to becoming Head chef of the Hind's Head in 2007. The pub still operates very much as a local watering hole to the denizens of White Waltham, but Dominic's food is very big draw. Lunchtime bar snacks are available, with more formal meals taken in a dining room decked out with leather chairs set against wooden tables and walls adorned with an interesting mix of artwork.
The menu pays homage to first-class seasonal British produce with starters in the shape of Dorset snails with garlic butter, gorgonzola and grilled sourdough or there's Old Spot pork and chicken liver terrine with fig chutney, pickles and toasted brioche. When it comes to main courses there's much to enjoy with roast Cornish cod with spiced aubergine salad, cucumber yogurt and dill or a rabbit and bacon pie, mash potato and Spring greens. Traditional desserts close the show with apple and rhubarb crumble and custard or a sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.
There's a good value wine list from all the major wine growers with most of them available by the glass, together with local Cask Ales from the Rebellion brewery in Marlow, beer from Loddon Brewery and the Windsor and Eton Brewery, as well as lagers and ciders.
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Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card