Ruislip, located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is a residential haven with a rich blend of history, green spaces, and modern amenities. Stone hand axes, a Bronze Age spearhead and traces of Roman dwellings have all been found in Ruislip. The stunning Ruislip Lido is also a keen tourist spot, the 60-acre lake with sandy beaches and a narrow gauge railway around it is set on the edge of the scenic Ruislip Woods.
The bustling High Street offers a variety of shops, cafes, and local businesses. The town’s name is thought to derive from the Old English words for ‘rush’ and ‘leap’, meaning a place where the River Pinn was narrow enough to jump across. Guests to The White Bear can also enjoy easy access to the Celandine Route, a walk of 12 miles along the River Pinn from Pinner to the Grand Union Canal at Cowley, through green spaces, conservation areas and wildlife havens.
The local area encompasses the expansive Ruislip Woods, the largest block of ancient, naturally occurring woodland in Greater London. This green oasis provides a tranquil escape and is home to diverse flora and fauna. Visitors to our pub may also enjoy the convenient transport links of this area, including the Ruislip tube station connecting to central London.