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The White Hart

Rye Road, Newenden TN18 5PN, England
+44 1797 252166
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (14 reviews)
“egg chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
British, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rye Road, Newenden TN18 5PN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a great dog walk and ended up in this pub. The dog was allowed in away from the main dining which was great. It was a very welcoming pub and good pub menu. We both had starters (scotch egg and Brie) which...More

1  Thank r2dd
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the White Hart for a midweek lunch. Service was good, beer was good as was the food. Excellent place for lunch. Friendly atmosphere and the open fire was lit. We both enjoyed it

2  Thank Jules M
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Lovely old pub with open log fire. Although main eating area is dog free, there is a place set aside indoors where you can enjoy their amazing home cooked food, accompanied by your four-legged friends.Quality and quantity, so make sure you are hungry. Good selection...More

2  Thank Sian248
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your glowing review! Hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went to the pub for a Saturday night meal whilst staying at the local campsite. The pub is well located for the site (a 5-minute walk), though you have a walk along the grass verge alongside the road to get there. We had booked...More

1  Thank Glessing_Lane
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am disappointed to read your review and question why none of your complaints were brought to our attention on the night when we would have dealt with them immediately? With regard to the steak, we do not have rump steak on the premises and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Stays open until 7 Sunday evenings so popped in with children for early dinner. Excellent roast meal for me and fish and chips for kids - best I have had locally. Friendly staff, cosy room. And for my wife who had planned to come but...More

1  Thank Jonathan d
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your glowing review and glad the takeaway hit the spot, the fajitas are a new addition to the menu (we offer chicken fajitas too) and in the restaurant are served on sizzler dishes. Thanks again for your review and hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times now for family meals as it's at a half way point. There is a good sized garden with a brilliant play area for kids - easy to spend hours here. Inside the bar space is limited and is always...More

1  Thank Kentishjames
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

5/5, we can't ask for more than that! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Only stopped for a drink at the end of walk through northiam from a local campsite. Ended up staying for two and while we were there the food looked lovely will defo return to try out the food, very friendly pub with a lovely pub...More

Thank Zara J
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we hope you do return to try our homemade food!

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

8 of us met for a family lunch last Friday. My Mum had been twice before and raved about it which is why we decided to meet family from Essex there with us. We had to wait 50 minutes for our food once ordered. As...More

4  Thank phawk2015
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for choosing us for your family gathering. Obviously we are not happy to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your food. With regard to gluten free diets, I'm pleased to hear that the choices we could offer were a positive for you....More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had booked a table here after the Rye Sunset Cruise at Bodiam Boating Station. Food was good, and staff were very flexible; one friend got taken ill, and it was no problem to cancel his order. Also, my wife's mussels were delicious, but many...More

Thank Neil B
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your evening, the cruise and our Admiral's Table Menu are a great combination! We will always do our best to source a taxi if required, there are some in the area, but it is always best to book ahead....More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Pass this pub every day and never stopped but on Saturday myself and my wife did and we are pleased to have stopped great little pub very friendly from walking in to leaving good selection of beer and larger And the food was out of...More

Thank John R
Ivan G, Owner at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your glowing review, we hope to see you soon.

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10 June 2017|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
Dog friendly with big garden as well no dogs in dinning room though
Ruth G
21 February 2017|
Response from OpenDiver429 | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they had a burst water main flood and had to close temporarily. Suggest you call them to find out latest info 01797252166
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rye Road, Newenden TN18 5PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Newenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 252166
A traditional village inn situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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