The White Hart

4.5
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219 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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About

The White Hart Hotel is the latest project for Tom & Jamie Bainbridge, who currently own The Tilbury in Datchworth.

The brothers’ ethos is to deliver a memorable experience to their guests. Their focus is on quality food which is made with creativity & passion, accompanied with wine and drinks that are carefully selected.

When dining or staying at The White Hart service will be relaxed and friendly but professionally executed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday Lunch 1200 - 1430 Dinner 1800-21.30
Sunday - Lunch 1200-1900
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Phone number
01438 715353
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Area
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
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SC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely evening here, with amazing service and excellent food. Having returned to their usual fantastic level in every regard, we will be heading back to The White Hart regularly again.

ST
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at the White Hart with friends. There was quite a bit of noise from the bar but that was unusual when we have dined here before it has not been noisy. Parking is a bit tricky so you may want to leave a bit of time to find a parking spot on busy evenings like Friday and Saturday. I don't know what it is like during the day.

L
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had soft shell crab and gallons to start with steak and halibut for main course. The wine recommendations were great and the service attentive and fun!
Would recommend!!!

SG
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, and some good value menu options, but did lack atmosphere and ambience

NF
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch, food was plentiful and good value for money. The staff were exceptionally helpful without being intrusive and made us all feel very welcome. Thank you

CB
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Lunch with a good pal. Just as well we weren’t short of conversation as there was no ambience at all. Apparently the music was on but we couldn’t hear it. And there was no-one else eating, bar one couple and we could hear their every word! We asked to turn up the music a little which improved matters.
The food was very good and the service good, until the end when no-one came by in a while meaning we had to go and find someone in order to pay the bill.

SC
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We usually love The White Hart, and are regular diners here (about twice a month since we moved to Welwyn 6mths ago). However, this Sunday we were very disappointed with the service, and frosty welcome we received because we were 10mins late (which I rang to apologise for before we arrived).

My family had come for the weekend (some from Dubai, some from Scotland) and they were shocked at the unfriendliness of the staff at The White Hart on Sunday. As usual, the food was very good but the whole experience was tarnished by the lack of welcome and general disinterest of the staff in serving us.

HS
Jersey
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a lovely evening out with friends, food great, drinks flowing and the majority of the staff were very welcoming and friendly, although there was one young lady (blonde long hair) who wasn't particularly happy looking, however, it didn't spoil our evening.

ST
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband was running a half marathon the next morning so we went early (6pm), which meant it was very quiet. By the time we left it was full and there was a nice atmosphere. The staff were welcoming and attentive. Just before we left they brought a couple of little treats for us wishing us a happy anniversary.

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch with friends not seen for 30 years !
I’ve been in the hospitality business for 40 years and a qualified chef ! meal and service was 1st class .

RS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent quality and taste - the menu was creative, and service was welcoming and friendly. We had the jackfruit tacos, soft shell crab tacos, and battered haloumi, all were very flavorful with a twist - we loved everything, including the decor and atmosphere!

TC
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch. Service very good and nice decor.

SM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, very friendly helpful service - a delight!

CR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with previous occasions at the White Hart the service was great, the menu had plenty to choose from and the cost reasonable. It is one of our favourite local places to dine.

JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always good and service very good, doesn't disappoint.

BM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The White Hart although we have previously used The Tilbury in Datchworth. The food was original and very tasty. the service was excellent and friendly. The restaurant itself was retains the feel of the original coach house which we particularly liked.

RA
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always wonderful welcome and service here. And they created a different dish for my friend based on the cod from the set menu.
Shows every dish is freshly created for each customer. We shall return. Great to live around the corner from such a splendid lunch spot.

LF
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice, would definitely recommend! Very friendly staff and a lovely venue.

BT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been told how good The White Hart was for lunch by several different people. So I booked a table for Mother's Day. After one mouthful of the Roast Lamb I decided that we would be back.

The service was friendly without becoming intrusive, professional and informative and despite the fact it was so busy the waiters gave the impression that they had as much time for us as we needed. Full marks.

It's a good sign when you cannot decide what to have. In fact I didn't know what I would choose until I heard myself telling the waiter. I think the only 'complaint' we had was that my mother requested a smaller portion of the sticky toffee pudding and when it came it didn't look very small! Somehow or other she managed to eat every last bit of it.

So yes we'll be back.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely Mother’s Day!

R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All round really good, we were next to a large and quite noisy group that made it difficult to talk amongst ourselves but when they left it was great. Good food. Good service. Will go back.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Birthday meal at the White Hart .
The food was delicious and the service was spot on , friendly staff were on hand but in the background waiting for you to need anything - great . We will be back

BG
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer, food & wine. Couldn't have asked for more.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six girls for breakfast all happy that’s got to be a record outstanding food and service

MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing cocktails, lovely buzzy vibe and good food
Would return again in a heartbeat

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish ! Can’t recommend enough - The Sunday Lunch was incredible .

BG
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, menu, beer and wine - we'll always go back for more.

JN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, excellent service from Lev, will definitely be back!!

SR
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful short stay at the White Hart with family. Pleasant, calm atmosphere, excellent dinner, comfortable room, super breakfast. The staff were friendly & efficient & nothing was too much trouble.

HS
Jersey
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great meal in The White Hart - try the Jackfruit Tacos - amazing even if you're not a vegetarian

VR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about The White Hart, service was second to none.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here, food was great, service brilliant, especially Adam.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is superb! From the moment we walked in we got superlative service and the food and drink was of the highest quality. They have a marvellous Armagnac as well!

10 out of 10 - we’re going back for Sunday lunch!

JJ
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for the Valentines set menu.
Great service right from the start. A call from the restaurant checking I knew about the set menu.
Staff on the night were friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks.
Quality and presentation of the food was excellent, all set in a fantastic surroundings.

HP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tasty cocktails and good atmosphere. Good value for money and friendly staff.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and amazing food. We went for my husband's birthday and it was really special. Service really friendly too.

MG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch I have had,roast beef was outstanding.interesting talk about the wine we ordered aswell.

c
London
28 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delighted to renew our acquaintance with the White Hart which filled in admirably for the Tilbury as it is closed on Mondays. Great start to the week courtesy of this late seasonal Board room lunch for 5 hungry people.

CW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch, with a good menu. Very tasty and food well presented.

Only small problem was that one of our party was slightly disabled and does not walk very well. The steps down to the restaurant were a challenge. Don't know if with such an old property you are able to offer an easier access to the restaurant?

Enjoyed the visit, and will come again.

P
London
47 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful pub, awesome menu with something a bit different