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White Hart Inn, Hawes

Main Street
Phone: 01969667214

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. Wittenden left this review about White Hart Inn

A fleeting mid afternoon visit in late October. It looks to have been recently refurbished-the area to the left of the door seemed to be equipped for dining, that to the right with panelling and a welcoming Range was lit.Six hand pumps with Yorkshire fare:my glass of Yorkshire Dales Askrigg Ale was pretty damn good. Lots of keg fonts,friendly welcome.

On 24th June 2019 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about White Hart Inn

Visited yesterday afternoon just towards the end of lunch time. As has been noted the room to the left is laid out for dining, the bar is right in front of you as you enter, and there is a room to the right for drinkers, where dining is also possible. At first glance the room to the right looks like it has wood panelling but in actual fact is wallpaper with a mock wood panelling design. Refurbished in 2015, according to WhatPub, it has been done up tastefully but retains a traditional feel. There is an old cast iron fire / stove in the drinkers' room and the kitchen is also accessed through this room. There is bench seating along with tables of different sizes and low stools to make the most of the size of the room.

Of the six hand pulls two were off at the time of my visit, leaving Black Sheep Holy Grail, Theakston Best Bitter, Semer Water (Wensleydale) and Askrigg Ale (Yorkshire Dales Brewing). My Semer Water was pleasant enough and set me back £1.70 for a half.

Unfortunately service didn't feel particularly friendly, nothing specific but I felt I was getting strange looks from the staff, which didn't really make for a relaxing atmosphere. Also in terms of atmosphere there was no music being played, though you could hear Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show coming from the kitchen.

Toilets were nice, clean and modern.

A pleasant enough pub overall, perhaps I caught them on a bit of an off day.

On 21st June 2019 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about White Hart Inn

I have been to Hawes many times but had never visited the White Hart until recently. It's a little off the beaten track, being in a narrow part of the one way system near the church, and its exterior was off-putting, with John Smiths signage and a generally dowdy appearance that seemed to promise little of interest on the inside. Under new ownership it's had a makeover and the grey paint on the internal walls signifies a shift towards the gastro-pub end of the spectrum, though that's not to say you shouldn't go in if you just want a beer.

I was there on a recent Friday evening when there was only one seat left in the pub, a chair by the bar. The bar itself looks like a bit of an afterthought, squeezed into a space between a pillar and a wall, with three hand pumps serving beers from Black Sheep, Salamander and the local Wensleydale Brewery. I had the latter's Semer Water, a clumsily named beer (it's the name of a local lake, but I think the word water is awkward for a beer) but eminently drinkable and reasonably priced for the area at £3 a pint.

The room to the left of the bar was full to bursting, and there's another room to the right that I didn't get a chance to look into either. It might be worthwhile calling back when it's quieter to get a better impression of this place in its new guise.

On 30th October 2012 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about White Hart Inn

This 16th Century terraced Coaching Inn is situated just of the central market place and looks a lot bigger from the outside than it actually is.

The simple and quite plain, carpeted interior is split into 2 by a retaining pillar and whilst much ahs been modernized over the years (the stone clad bar and the modern open brick fireplaces stand out in this respect) there are some notable remnants from the past such as the numbered doors which hark back to the old days when all rooms had to be listed for their purose as part of the licencing criteria.

The bar area has strip lighting which makes it look a bit cheap and dated as well as bright. There are darts boards and TV’s in both sections and newspapers in a rack if you struggle to find any customers to talk to, which is likely to be often if my experience is anything to go by. The barman was hardly a bundle of personality and the only other customers came and left without even finishing their drinks.

There were 3 ales on my visit, Black Sheep Best, John Smiths and Hobgoblin, not the most exciting selection although prices and quality was reasionable enough. The bar food was quite simple but well priced although we didn’t opt to eat here.

There was nothing intrinsicly wrong with the place but it came across as rather dull and lacking anything to make it stand out beyond a quick pint for the sake of curiosity. For pub completists looking to do all the pubs in town, it’s best done as the first stop (so you won’t be disappointed with the rest) or the last (as long as it is near closing time and you don’t have to stay lionger than necessary). For a town in the heart of one of the country’s top tourist areas, the White Hart really needs to offer a bit more.

On 6th December 2009 - rating: 5
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James Joines left this review about White Hart Hotel

Food and Accommodation available.

On 23rd February 2009 - no rating submitted
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