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Submitted on Tuesday, 17th May 2011
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Reviews of White Hart (Average Rating: 5½ of 10) see review guidelines
Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about White Hart
A proper traditional boozer, with a dark wood interior to the narrow two-part bar. Busy when I visited, with a mixed crowd in after work and efficient staff getting everybody served quickly. Background music and silent sports TVs. I counted nine handpumps on various parts of the counter, with Pride, Seafarers, Doom Bar, Hog's Back TEA and Spitfire (£3.80 available).
On 17th December 2014
- rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about White Hart
This is a narrow fronted pub that stretches back a fair way along the alleyway to the side that is Gunthorpe St. It was in a building behind here where the body of Martha Tabram was found, who some consider might have been Jack The Ripper’s first victim. The JTR connection is continued inside the pub, with a large board up on the bar gantry mentioning a couple of the suspects – George Chapman and HRH the Duke of Clarence – although neither are really credible candidates. Anyway, the pub doesn’t seem to have changed since Steve’s visit last year. There are still 15 handpumps on the bar, but on the occasion of my visit there were just the two ales on – London Pride and Spitfire – with a TEA clip reversed. They do Thai food (£5.50 - or £6.50), plus sandwiches and some other standard pub fare at reasonable prices. There are miscellaneous nick nacks on high shelves, and assorted prints and the like on the walls. Where I was sitting there was a manuscript detailing the events of the famous siege in nearby Sydney St.
I believe that this is real pub that doesn’t seem to have any airs and graces, although I don’t find the trading on the very tenuous Jack The Ripper connection a plus point. I’ve been in here before and will probably visit again when I’m in the area.
On 5th March 2011
- rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about White Hart
The White Hart is a long, thin, wood floored and dark wood décor pub just along from the entrance to Aldgate East tube station. It has a long thin bar which stretches a significant way down one side and there is seating mainly to the front by the windows and then more to the back. The front windows were fully open on this pleasant June evening and this made the front of the pub fairly airy, but it got a bit too dark for me the further you moved into the pub.
Mixed clientele with what looked like seasoned locals occupying the window section and then more office based suits congregating towards the back of the bar.
Although there are several hand pumps in banks of 5 down the bar, only a couple on each bank were actually dispensing beer. There was a couple of pumps serving pride and then a couple more serving Spitfire. But the saving grace was a single pump dispensing Hopback TEA. My pint of TEA wasn’t the best kept I’ve ever had, but it was drinkable.
There is a wide screen TV high up by the entrance and then what looked like a pull down giant screen at the back near the loos. But this pub is so long I can imagine that if you stand half way along the bar you would need the Hubble telescope to see either well. There is an alleyway running alongside the pub which is utilised by the smokers but was once utilised by a certain Jack the Ripper, whose first victim was found behind the pub.
I found the White Hart pleasant enough and would be fine for a pint if you didn’t want to move too far away from the tube station. But I can’t see myself coming back as there are better pubs and better beer options a short walk away.
On 5th June 2010
- rating: 5
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- Beer Garden : No last updated 29 July 2013 by moby duck
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- Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by moby duck
Last inspected: February 9th 2015