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The White Hart

4.6
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179 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Welcome to the The White Hart, we specialise as a Steakhouse... We love all things meat and have pioneered our own unique style of relaxed yet vibrant customer service, this is made easy with our approach to food- The best seasonal ingredients cooked utilising methods from around the world. We love what we do and we hope you do to.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 179 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KylieR83Bone
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was fabulous to be back and as always the roast dinners we had were wonderful. Beef cooked to perfection and lovely selection of veg. Was great to see the teams friendly faces again, and all the hard work that has gone in to making the space safe and welcoming. We will of course be back for the Tomahawk!!!

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Jannette
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fair food for a fair price, we love it! Good service and a lovely place to sit and enjoy your dinner.

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AnnaZ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cosy and nice place. Decent choice of food and generous portions. Good kid’s menu.

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was next level and the service is always amazing. Feel very grateful to have this pub on our doorstep.

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SueT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly to order. Service attentive but not intrusive. A great dining experiences.

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MarkH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. A top place. The rib eye is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always excellent service and good food. They have done a really good job of observing the COVID-19 guidance whilst not losing the atmosphere. Clean, friendly and consistently happy, friendly staff

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sharranr
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious roasts, good service able to rejig and seat us inside as it was raining! Excellent attention to following current guidance regarding cleaning

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EdenW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Welcomed nicely at The White Hart Buxted and seated inside. Staff took drink order promptly.
Food order was taken and starter was served in an appropriate time. However, no cutlery or napkins were provided (calamari). Main meal arrived and looked and smelt very tasty (BBQ chicken Burger and half rack ribs). Had to ask for cutlery twice before it was brought to the table. The burger was very nice but the ribs were very gristly and it was difficult to get the meat off of the bone. The flavour was lovely but there wasn’t very much meat. This was reported to one of the waitresses. We weren’t offered any more drinks during or after our main meal and felt that the staff weren’t very attentive even though it was clear that they weren’t very busy. We were sat for about 30 mins with empty glasses and staff were chatting behind the bar. Had to flag down the staff for the bill.
I do like the pub and have been here for drink previously but wasn’t overly impressed by the food or the service provided.

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vipBenD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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NicholasT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First “date night out“ after lockdown with my wife.

It was a lovely evening, and we sat outside.

I had steak and mushroom pizza; she had “Cheese and Bacon” burger: which was actually two burgers, relish, fries etc.

Everything well cooked and well presented by attentive, but not in any way overbearing, staff.

Washed down with a delicious bottle of Mediterranean rosé.

Very highly recommended.

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Judgejules9
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here for a number of years and can safely say it is the best restaurant in a 10 mile radius.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place as always. Food excellent and service was outstanding. Thanks

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Auzza
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome and service! Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Not crowded and we felt reassured with their social distancing/ organisation measures in place. Food was amazing as always. Will definitely be back soon!

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GillianBatch
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had such a lovely time. We met up as a family celebrating three birthdays, the staff were very obliging and had put three tables out in the garden two metres apart. We all felt very safe, and for a couple of hours life did seem quite normal.

The food was delicious and the staff were extremely helpful. We had a few children with us and they had a wonderful time in the garden even though there were no games or toys out, which was understandable. Definitely going back again, I think next time we will go in the evening, just the two of us.

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CarolineG
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience back dining out. Abided to all rules. Had a fantastic lunch!

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AnnieT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a brilliant meal. Food is incredible!!! Such a friendly vibe.

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BuxtedRunner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Hart is back in business!!! We've kicked off with a steak and mushroom pizza and chunky chips and what a chioce. They know the meat and can't wait to resume steak night. Covid safe environment, in fact Nick has invested in a laminator and worked his magic with the signage! Good work sir!

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MandyQuinnDigbyMarley
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed the experience. The young gentleman that served us could not have been more helpful, including bringing water for our dogs, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not have been more helpful and were excellent with distancing. The food as always was excellent. Good to have them back.

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LaurenceM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This was our first meal out since lock down and was perfectly managed. Will definitely be back.

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CaroleW
East Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since lockdown and The White Hart hasn’t lost its touch. Fantastic food, fabulous staff and great atmosphere.

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ChristopherS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-19 precautions very thorough and so we felt safe. There was the usual friendly and competent service and the roast beef was perfect. Good wines as always.
My wife and I love this pub. The ambience is calm and welcoming and every visit is a pleasure. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday Roast around, great service and felt very safe with COVID measures that have been put in place.

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vipSimonT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

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CassieB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best roasts I've ever had. Meat was melt in your mouth good. Service was quick and amazing selection of drinks. Such a cosy relaxed place highly recommend. Oh and biggest yorkshire ive ever seen!

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EmmaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed as soon as we entered and shown to our table. The food was excellent, really excellent. I didn't want my fillet steak to end! The team were all attentive, friendly and efficient. It was a really nice, busy atmosphere with a roaring log fire. We shall return! x

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Jordanj
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was incredible, the person who served us (I think his name was Ben A) was great and catered to all our needs, his service was one of the best I have had

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Lisa
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit which I had booked to meet up with friends.
We were all really impressed with the service. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
The Sunday roast was delicious and the puddings were to die for!
The four of us will definitely be returning.
Well worth a visit.

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SarahA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely location.
We went on a Sunday and had the roast dinners
They were fantastic
Meat and sides were delicious

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libby5
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place to eat and meet with friends - steaks were great as were the puddings!!

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DeniseG
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal & ambience, a bit more expensive than we would normally pay, but great for a special occassion

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Graham
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We did not like eating in the conservatory, The music was very intrusive and was competing with the loud chatter of two large tables of other dinner guests. Our table had a wonky leg which made it tricky to put pressure anywhere on the table. The staff were very nice. It just lacked attention to detail which would have made a difference.

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KayleighR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was an amazing! Easily the best steak we have had. Brilliant service. Thank you

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LindaE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management and staff always welcoming and food as usual superb

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Feeds
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nothing special here - ‘rather expensive and overly large portions. My wife’s lamb was tasty but my burger was dry. The staff were very polite and efficient although their formulaic ‘charm’ involved them saying the word ‘guys’ relentlessly. The beer was good (it’s hard to find a bad Harvey’s pint) and the place was clean...although the ambience suffered somewhat from the current nationwide pub obsession of ‘heritaging’ everything.

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CaroleW
East Sussex
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for Valentines night and it didn’t disappoint. Food, staff and ambiance exceptional as usual, and had a rose given to me at the end of the evening.

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TraceyB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Need to sit in the bar/fire area as ambiance great - service OK but friendly - not great choice food wise but it was a Thursday ie steak night

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DavidJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our 2nd visit and will certainly not be our last. The quality of the food and the service were both outstanding

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KorronS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My goodness what a find. A stunningly quintessential country pub with ample parking... a fabulously warm welcome for strangers like me and the most fantastic comfy sofas around enormous open fires. On a cold winters night..... it just couldn’t have been more perfect. Hope to go again and very soon

FAQs

The White Hart offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01825 732068.

The White Hart is rated 4.6 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.

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