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The White Hart, SE1

30 Cornwall Road
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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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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E TA left this review about The White Hart

A single bar Victorian back-street pub, adequately described below. The atmosphere was convivial during an early evening visit, mainly commuters enjoying a last pint or a quiet liaison before going home for the night. There was overpriced pub grub for diners and tiny portions of expensive bar snacks on sale, tables with candles which presented a fire hazard for those of us trying to read papers, and a foreign barman with no people skills. Ales on draft were Doombar, Hobgoblin Gold, Long Man's American Pale Ale and Sambrook's Wandle. Craft beers on tap were Oskar Blue, Camden Other Pils, Harpoon Take 5 and The Wild Beer Company's Pogo. There was also a passable wine list. While it's not bad, the high prices mean it's not my first choice.

On 30th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The White Hart

There were five real ales on in here - Doom Bar, Adnam's Ghost Ship, Rooster's Little Bird, Bad Co Whiter Shade of Pale, and Purity UBU (£4.55 a pint). This is the sort of place that must do food, but there were no menus on the tables when I dropped in at around 2.00 PM on Friday. There were wine lists on the tables however, and although I don't generally concern myself with such things, I noticed that the cheapest wine was a South African plonk at £18.50 a bottle. That price seems consistent with the beer prices.

But nonetheless I quite like this pub, although it's obviously not the backstreet boozer that I remember from many years ago. There are no tall tables/tall stools or sofas - just standard tables and chairs. There are no fruit or games machines either, but I did spot a nasty little cash machine (which will charge you) lurking behind one of the doors. The wine and beer prices testify to its upmarket aspirations, as does the vase of roses on the tables, and the water flagon on the bar counter.

On the heritage front, the central island servery looks original, but with some modern embellishments like coffee machines and dishwashers. The bar counter is original - Victorian probably - with the telltale hinged door at the front originally for access to the beer engines. The dumb waiter housing looks original as well. I only spotted one unused doorway, so possibly it originally only had two bars. There's not much in the way of decor; just a few miscellaneous prints and a couple of chalkboards advertising available drinks - including draught beers but not the real ales.

There was just a handful of punters in, apparently just finishing off their Friday lunchtime session. It's an expensive, but comfortable pub. Five real ales is not too shabby either. Certainly worth dropping for a pint, as long as you don't wince too much at the prices.

On 16th January 2017 - rating: 6
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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)
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23rd Sep 2018, 11:23
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23rd Sep 2018, 10:20
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