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The White Hart

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rye Road, Newenden TN18 5PN, England
+44 1797 252166
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to ring Ivan and he didn't return my call. Alan was charming and polite and it is not his fault it was so awful. He tried his best in his well mannered way. We had booked in for the night and had lunch. We were told no chef as they were not busy. Had lunch anyway My husband... More 

1 Thank JuliaSmart
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this review

Before I respond directly to your comments, I would like to take this opportunity to say that however disappointed you felt, the manner in which you spoke to members of my team on the telephone earlier this week, was in my opinion totally unacceptable. They were upset by the language you chose to use, particularly my manager, to whom you... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Excellent relaxing lunch in front of cosy log fire. Highly recommend wild boar sausages and the venison pie. Generous portions. Great idea of "micro desserts" (smaller portion plus coffee or tea combo). Well behaved dog welcome in the bar area (understandably not in the restaurant). Well kept Rother Valley bitter. Good value, good friendly service. Thank you. Will definitely return.

1 Thank Paul V
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. Our large inglenook really comes into its own this time of year and does give a cosy feel to the bar. We are well known for our homemade pie and the mini dessert option has proved really popular for when guests feel they fancy something sweet but can't manage a full blown pudding! Thank... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Very hospitable staff,quality pork wellington,superb Harveys. Free lift to my party and back. Wonderful period bedroom. Next day fine English breakfast with lashings of coffee. All at an amazing price. I shall return.

4 Thank Alan_Turnbull
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the very near future. More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This beautiful charming really traditional local village pub is a favourite for food, firkins and fireplaces. Ypu can sup great real ales (just love all the hand pumped ales), wander through to the garden views across the Rother flood plain, or challenge each other with a game of pool (don't forget to use the shortie cue on the corner). Or... More 

2 Thank RobEd221
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Can't vouch for the food as we wanted a decent pub with decent beer. ( few and far between) This pub scores very highly on both counts...I'll be back.( bonus : nice friendly dogs and their owners, and a few minutes away from Northiam station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway ....Steam trains! ).

2 Thank Paul D
Kent, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had lunch here on a Friday and there were several other people eating but still plenty of free tables. Starters were Devilled Whitebait for me which came with a descent size pot of tartar sauce and was a really large portion of small, crispy fish accompanied by somebread and butter. It was much better than whitebait I had a... More 

1 Thank Sue O
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have been back many times to this pub to sample their excellent food. Good service good food and cheerful staff

1 Thank Marilyn M
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I chose the White Hart on the recommendation of the owner of the B&B where I was staying. I had the steak and ale pie which was tasty and generously sized. The accompanying gravy was particularly good. Service was prompt and good without being intrusive. It's a good pub for dinner but not so much that I felt the desire... More 

1 Thank littorea
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent, very friendly and professional. I had the Haddock & prawn gratin which was excellent, so delicious, I was very impressed and satisfied. My husband had the pie which was lamb and he said it was excellent. There was a very generous amount of filling. His only comment was that he would have liked more gravy, but... More 

4 Thank EnglandLouise
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a family meal here whilst staying in the area. The food was excellent. Two of our group had the pie which was delicious and packed with filling. The desserts were scrummy too. The service was professional and courteous by a mature lady. We had a lovely time and would not hesitate to return .

1 Thank MartyHel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rye Road, Newenden TN18 5PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Newenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 252166

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?