White Hart Hotel Restaurant
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Award-winning food at one of the best places to eat in Essex

Our 15th century coaching inn has been nourishing visitors with hearty dishes for centuries and continues to be recognised as one of the best places to eat in Essex having been awarded 2 AA Rosettes and accolades from Essex Life Awards too.

Menus are brimming with meat, game and vegetables sourced from local suppliers, and our drinks menu is no different. Sample local ales from the Pumphouse Community Brewery, a chilled glass of wine from nearby Toppesfield Vineyard or something a little stronger from the English Spirit Distillery – distilled less than a mile from The White Hart.

Grab a light bite or classic dish from our pub menu or settle down in our charming oak beamed restaurant to eat from our a la carte menu.

The White Hart serves food between 12pm - 3pm then 6pm - 9.30pm, Monday - Saturday. On Sundays we serve from 12pm - 7pm.

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Our Restaurant

Oak panelling, wooden beams and open fireplaces create an inviting setting for a delicious lunch or dining experience at The White Hart. Eat from our ever-changing a la carte menu, crafted using local and seasonal ingredients.

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Pursuit of the White Stag Menu

For those seeking an exceptional dining experience, we recommend eating from our Pursuit of the White Stag Menu. This impressive three course menu showcases the best of local produce prepared with creativity, skill and precision by our Head Chef, Miles Povey and the team.

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Sunday Dining

For us, no Sunday is complete without a hearty pub lunch or dinner. As one of the best places to eat in Essex, we think our Sunday menu is hard to beat. It changes with the seasons but will aways offer a choice of local meats, pub classics and tasty vegetarian options.

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Our Menus

Join us at our historic coaching inn for delicious, local food and drink all year-round. Tuck into a hearty dish from our pub classics and garden menu. Round off your perfect Sunday with a roast lunch or dinner. Indulge in our a la carte menu or Pursuit of the White Stag Menu.

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Meet the Chef

Putting our restaurant on the map as one of the best places to eat in Essex is our talented team of chefs. Head Chef, Miles Povey works seamlessly alongside award-winning chefs, Glenn Norman, Kevin White and White Hart owner, Matthew Mason.

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You can enjoy our delicious food from the comfort of your own home with our takeaway service, available Friday - Sunday. Simply make your choices, give us a call to place your order ready for collection.

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Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 12pm - 3pm then 6pm - 9.30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Our bar area and garden is open all day from 12pm