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The White Hart, SE1

30 Cornwall Road
SE1
SE1 8TJ
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The White Hart

This place dates from at least 1848, though probably rebuilt in the 1930s for the Wenlock brewery, as there’s an exceptionally good example of one of their tiled fascias; however, these are the result of a sympathetic restoration in 2019 my M & B; good on them.
The interior isn’t quite so impressive, the only thing of note being the stone spittoon running around the base of the bar, which is bare wood field panelled and probably original. The bar back features metal poles with brown glazed tiles and there’s a tubular steel gantry above the bar; the etched glass snob screens to the rear are more than likely new. The floor is modern varnished and walls are either dark grey wainscotting or Anaglypta to the dado, then either bare brick or Eau de Nil to the picture rail, now back to dark grey, up to and including the Anaglypta ceiling, from which hang fluted spherical lamp clusters. Furniture is a mix of normal height and tall styles, tealights to tables, with décor comprising framed prints. To the left wall is a beer board listing so-called ‘craft’ beers – six – but not the real ales for some reason; supposing the pumps were blocked by bar hogs? Customers seemed to be locals and office workers, one swearing his head off, another, having a very noisy FaceTime conversation, shouting away, or talking, given that she was American. Also not a crowd pleaser, were the sticky, semi-dried patches of ale to tables and the annoying girl band musical banality wafting over the stereo.
There were five pumps, one unused, then Ubu, Landlord, Oakham Citra and Brew York’s X-Panda at £5.55 a pint and ok, but I’ve had better.
This pub is ok, but it needs to try harder. The more imaginative than average ale range is a plus, but the ambience isn’t good. Ultimately though, this place can’t compete with the King’s Arms across the road, but it shouldn’t be overlooked.

On 24th November 2021 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The White Hart

A reliable backstreet pub, close to Waterloo Station, with a rather light feel due to lots of bare windows and an uncluttered interior round the island bar. There is a small partitioned-off pavement area outside. A reasonable range of ales on pump, as well as sundry craft stuff: at time of visit being Five Points Citrus Pale, DBC Frosted Jack, Purity H2O, Ghost Ship and Doom Bar. Condition was good.

On 2nd March 2020 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The White Hart

Beautiful, traditional looking pub a stone's throw from Waterloo.

Central bar, surrounded by traditional tables - discreetly setup for dining with flowers, condiments but at least no wine glasses.

4-5 real ales on - I went for Black Sheep Holy Grail which was both average and a round fiver. Meant no hassles with coin change.

Parts are better than the sum.

On 23rd September 2018 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
London Waterloo, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.97 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Hart, SE1
24th Nov 2021, 17:56
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
23rd Nov 2021, 19:00
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 January 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 23 November 2021 by Tris C
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