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The White Hart, Southwark, SE1

22 Great Suffolk Street
SE1
SE1 0UG
Phone: 02079288265
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Rex Rattus left this review about The White Hart

This pub has been recently refurbished by Fuller’s, and now creditably revealing the old brown brewery tiling on the exterior. Inside there’s a bare-boarded room at the front (with those grooved boards we are starting to see more often now). At the back down a couple of steps is some more traditional seating. A black/white/grey splash area surrounds the counter, and there are some remnants of an inter-war refit, including some wood panelling. There is also some ouside seating at the front.

When I was in at around 2.00 PM on a Wednesday there were a couple of noisy groups in, possibly at the tail end of their lunchtime get together. But that’s what you often get in Central London pubs. On the plus side, they had four ales on, in Fuller’s London Pride and Day Dreamer; and Darkstar Hophead and Revelation (£2.55 a half). They clearly do food at lunchtimes, but I didn’t see a menu.

As far as I can tell Fuller’s have done a reasonable job on this pub. It certainly looks better from the outside than it did in its former incarnation, painted a sort of eggshell green colour. It's worth a visit, but by no means a destination pub.

On 6th April 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2522 recommendations about 2440 pubs]


Tris C left this review about The White Hart

A first in here the other afternoon to a pub which dates back to at least the late 18th century and judging by the architecture, I wouldn't be surprised if the structure dates from that period.
The first thing you notice on approaching is the newly exposed brown glazed tiles and wonderful Meux's tiled panels - well done you! The interior though is new oak field panelled 'olde' style with some bare brick, dating from what must have been a comprehensive renovation undertaken this year which gives something of a 'gastro' feel with venison casserole and lemon posset on the menu. Unsurprisingly, clients would appear to be far less likely to be drawn from locals than previously, with some American media types in on our afternoon visit.
Ales: the usual Fuller's line-up with Darkstar's Hophead, price forgotten but on very good form.
This seems to be a perfectly decent pub but I don't know how the competition fares as I've only visited three other hostelries in south-east London!

On 17th November 2018 - rating: 5
[User has posted 917 recommendations about 903 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The White Hart

Quite a smart looking pub, hidden away between London Bridge and Southwark tube station, albeit currently covered by scaffolding. However, from the look of the clientele, you are more likely to find groups of builders in here rather than office workers. Fairly plain furniture and decor inside the two-part bar, supplemented by a few wooden benches out front. Plenty of staff. Little seems to have changed from my previous visit before the Fuller's takeover. Just Pride (£4.40) and Oliver's Island from the pair of handpumps on each half of the central (almost island) counter, and it remains a bit more of a local than most pubs in the area (and none the worse for that).

On 20th March 2018 - rating: 7
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27th Sep 2019, 18:39
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27th Sep 2019, 18:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 17 November 2018 by Tris C
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