The White Hart

4.3
63 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Welcome to The White Hart. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chrisr
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you've never been to Henfield, plan a trip. And make sure you have a meal at the White Hart Hotel. My mother-in-law's grandfather own this pub 100 years ago - and it hasnt changed much since. We arranged a family pub lunch here. Great food and great service. The menu was straight-forward pub-grub, all fresh and really tasty - good sized helpings (we couldnt manage a desert). Excellent choice of drinks, including Badger Beers on tap (well kept, a Ale drinkers dream). We finished off with a little stroll down the beautifully kept historic High Street. Again pity we didnt have room for a stop at one of the many Tea Shops. Very enjoyable experience. We'll be back (wont leave it 100 years this time though).

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Faye1
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The staff are lovely and always so helpful in the White Hart, which is a beautiful old pub, nicely laid out with lots of space between the tables. However, the quality of the cooking isn't as good as it was a few weeks ago. This time, my friend's White Hart Smokie was nicely flavoured but very dry, when it should have been in a sauce. The veggie curry is always delicious, and my burger was good, too, but the portions are huge - far too big for most women's appetites in the evening - so maybe cut back on the size and up the quality? One small criticism is that the menu hasn't changed in months - it would be good to have some specials available, to ring the changes for regulars.

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Lucyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this new find pub. The food is great and they do a lovely Pinot Grigio Rose. Just booked for Sunday roast today and can’t wait! Yum.

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PaulineP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The salad special was rather disappointing but, the ham, eggs & chips was excellent!

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PauleneB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service however food took quite a long time to arrive.

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RichardW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went their for a lunchtime snack. Food was ok but despite it being a simple order they still managed to cock it up. Bread wasn't stale but equally wasn't fresh.

Nice beer garden and friendly staff. Prices ok but overall I wouldn't rush back.

If this was an end of term report I think it could be summed up by "Could do better"

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PauleneB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden and good service. Staff were friendly and efficient. Would recommend eating here.

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DavidH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under new management and had a bit of a makeover with stripped floors and tables.
Food was tasty Tiger prawns and the Smokie. Very pleasant

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent but we felt a bit rushed by the staff at the beginning ie we had only sat down for 30 secs when we were asked if we were ready to order our drinks

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SueF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Return visit to this local pub and booked using online facility. Reasonable choice of food although menu had a lot of seafood as starters which unfortunately I have an allergy too but that is not fault of pub. Excellent response to request for a gluten free option and had a delicious fish and chips with a really crisp and tasty gluten free batter. Menu has a good variety of dishes with vegetarian and vegan options. Might be nice to add a salad of some sort?
Only annoyance there is a phone in the dining part for the pub and we were seated near it. It was like having mobile go off - glad they are getting the calls but any chance it could be moved away from table?
Really good service and we are enjoying coming back to what was our local pub and the new owners are doing a great job.

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JoannaS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

No roast lamb no beef had to have chicken no stuffing veg was hard and Yorkshire was over done

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SamS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the pub. It has character and the staff were all so friendly and efficient. The food was excellent We will definitely go back and highly recommend it.

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petra
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been here before so wasn't sure what to expect but we had downloaded the menu in advance. The staff were brilliant and the food was amazing. We were on a mini Break but said we would drive the hour just to have a meal again

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MichaelC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Excellent local beers

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LouiseB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family meal for Fathers Day. Seating well spaced, good food and attentive service through out. Will look forward to returning for another brilliant roast soon!

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donnaB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First meal out in a while, lovely food. I had the White Hart Smokie and it didn’t disappoint.
So Tasty and fresh. It is nice to be eating out again and lucky to have this Pub on our doorstep

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marannexxxx
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a meal with my boyfriend and got served by two lovey girls. Food was amazing!

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carolineC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, and very attentive friendly staff.
A small menu of very good pub classics

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EdwardD
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the White Hart since a refurb. Food was tasty and plentiful and service was friendly.
Overall a very good experience, so a thumbs up from us.

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JeanGenie
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food choice was limited but we all found something we liked. Prices have gone up but understandably I guess. Service was good though think some other guests had to wait a while for food. We enjoyed the evening.

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Kally
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely, we both had the smokie. Potions were generous. Service was excellent and all staff very friendly and attentive. The only negative was the price. The menu has gone up in price noticeably so since reopening with new owners. We shared a starter, 2 x smokies for main and shared a bottle of house white which cost in total £30 a head (with 10% tip added)

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of excellent food. Recommended: Lamb shepherds pie & Lemon posset. Charming staff. Nice outdoor garden. Not too rammed. 5*. Many Thanks

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NickC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit since the change of management and new chef and menus.We where all very impressed with the quality and taste of our meals and we will definitely return soon. This was a Thursday so the restaurant was not that busy but the service we received was excellent and very attentive.The only slight issue was that no barbecue sauce was available when requested for the buffalo wings even though the sauce was on the dish and some extra was requested but a very minor issue which did not detract from the overall experience.

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Belinda
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There were quite a few occupied tables so it felt busy, the service was courteous, efficient and very friendly. The food was delicious but only a limited choice. we felt comfortable to stay for a couple of hours. I would recommend the White Hart.

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SueF
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time we have been in a pub since lockdown and also with new management of premises. Lovely and quiet for us but probably too quiet if you were looking for atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered two roast dinners that stated they came with seasonal vegetables and were advised to order a dish of vegetables as well. Think the wording needs to change on the main course as there were only roast vegetables on the plate but the additional single serving of extra vegetables were more than enough for the two of us and were beautifully cooked. Shared a dessert too as the portions were very generous. Prices were what we expected and the quality and quantity reflected the £16 per meal. We will be returning as we enjoyed our meal and were offered discount vouchers off the 'sister' pub in ownership. A great return to pub eating.

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RobW
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time back - now under new management. Good menu and the food was tasty and well presented. Service was a little slow but we are all getting back into going out and running a pub so not a problem.

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Jnea
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good service and seating but the food was overpriced and not good

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Chloeea
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food and beautiful decor! Will be back again

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IoonahW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good for me but my Step father didn't like his schnitzel.

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Philipg
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely decor nice garden at rear but on night I was there looked like they needed more staff or better organized as different staff served our table resulting in long wait to be served

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ianb
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

food great service was very slow,would go again as food was good

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MiosotisW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sunday roast was disappointing compared to our previous one which was excellent. A poor comparison.

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RobS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service, would recommend the Whitehart

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MariaW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are coming back for sure. Food was great and the staff was friendly.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for meat eaters & vegetarians. Service quick, friendly & efficient.

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Maggie
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and they helped cater for 2 elderly and a child. Really can’t fault them . The child’s meal was brilliant it came with carrot and cucumber sticks and a dip until the meal arrived it also included a soft drink a meal and some ice cream. Lovely staff and nice clean restaurant.

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Visited for Sunday roast. Initially placed in the conservatory area. The noise levels were awful as the room is very echoey. We asked to be moved and after asking twice this then happened. Drinks were quick although we had to get a waitresses attention to order food.

The food was a roast beef and pork. Both were really poor. The beef was chewy and try yet impossible to cut due to the fat in the meat. The potatoes were undercooked inside but dry and overcooked in outside. It felt like they had been kept warm for a long time. The veg was over cooked and stodgy.

I highlighted the problems to a waitress and her reply was that she would let the kitchen know and get a steak knife. However it remained impossible to cut even with this.

I had to complain a second time and as a result they refunded one of the meals. I then went to a neighbouring pub for lunch.

Acknowledging staff are out of practise or new with lockdown having just being lifted I recognise it’s tough. But at the prices being charged I expected a lot better standard of food and I think the response was lacking.

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Rane
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very noisy! Quite slow service but helpful staff. Food was tasty but a bit overpriced for what it was.
I’d go back but maybe on a week day when it’s not so busy.

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Dylan
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food excellent again. Friendly staff. Some newbies need a little training but nothing serious.

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carolineC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed our first meal as a group of 6 at the White Hart. Relatively small menu , and every dish we had was excellent. We will be back .

FAQs

The White Hart is rated 4.3 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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