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The White Hart, Crystal Palace, SE19

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96 Church Road
SE19 2EZ
Phone: 02087719389
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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David Walton left this review about The White Hart

Pub is well described below in terms of set-up. Was a bit surprised to see the venue hadn’t been reviewed for most 8 years as it is a fairly attractive venue and blows the last venue out of the water (or given the name should that be the sky)? Was quite busy on my visit on a Monday at 5.30pm. Now painted in a more neutral blue with some bench type tables out the front (not so attractive as a pretty busy road out front) and a quant area out the back that was popular on my visit.

Cask wise there was just two hand pumps out of the four operational on my visit kicking out Doom Bar and Tribute. Neither appealed to me and I opted for the Magazine Cover, a hoppy session ale from Deya. Other reasonable craft choices were Lost Cosmonauts from North and the Turbo Joost from Signal. Other than that a fairly typical series of keg offerings including the lager, pale ale and stout from Camden, Neck Oil, Brixton Reliance Pale Ale and an array of lagers. A couple of standard AF offerings on tap also plus Guinness in case you fancy a stout decision.

I hovered between a 5 and 6 but ultimately whilst I thought this was a really nice venue, the lack of an imaginative cask option was what swung it to a 5 for me. The music here was much more to augment the pub experience rather than being dominating. It was also much more to my taste (unlike the cask offerings). For transmitter fans there is also the added bonus of a good line of sight to the CP transmitting tower if you sit on the ledge seats on the left hand side of the pub!!

On 13th May 2024 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The White Hart

The White Hart is a fairly large pub that is situated in the middle of Crystal Palaces shopping area.
Once inside there is a single U shaped room with the bar facing,the floor is tiled,the seating pew seats and tall tables and chairs to the front and bench seating on the left side,there is an op kitchen to the rear left.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Sambrooks Junction which went down well,the other beers were Skinners Lushingtons and Doom Bar.
The pub was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 16/4/2016

On 22nd May 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The White Hart

This is a large street corner pub on a prominent junction in Crystal Palace. The black exterior described by Rex in his review below has been repainted in the most garish shade of green, so there’s no chance of not finding the place. You enter into the bar area with part wood, part quarry stone flooring in a U shaped space with a curved bar counter. To the right of the bar is a drinking ledge with high stools looking out towards the busy junction and some sofas and low padded stools around a brick fireplace. The bar back is quite impressive and has a few features including a decorative sign bearing the words “Farrier and Saddler”, whilst a solitary TV screen across the room showed muted BBC news. To the left of the bar is a dining style area which extends through some large archways into an opened out second room with standard tables and chairs and what appeared to be relatively modern etched glasswork. In keeping with the pub’s name, there is a wooden deer’s head above the fireplace in this area. The dining section extends to the left rear part of the pub, where there is a room with tiled walls and pew seating – a bit clinical and cold for my liking, so I went back to the bar to drink my pint. There’s also a partly covered garden with a number of benches and drinking ledges and if you don’t mind traffic fumes, you can also sit on one of the benches out the front as well. There are daily menus with main meals priced at around a tenner and Sunday roasts a bit more. I was in on a Sunday and although I didn’t eat, the roasts smelt fantastic.
Just two ales available at the bar – Fullers London Pride and Nicholson’s Pale Ale (this is an M&B pub, although not a Nicholson’s) with a Doom Bar clip reversed. The Pale Ale was okay although I had to wait an age to get served as the solitary barmaid was having a lengthy battle with a corkscrew and wine bottle. Keg stuff included Hogan’s Cider, Gaymers Pear Cider, Frulli, Leffe, Hoegaarden and White Stripe among others. A chalkboard sign on the bar was promoting something called Shepherd Neame Suffolk Blonde which I believe is a lager brewed in conjunction with Aspall’s Cyder, although I didn’t spot it on the taps.
Unlike the nearby Alma, this place has clear areas for drinkers and diners which made my stay here a lot more comfortable. Having said that, I still got the impression that food is the priority and the fairly standard cask selection was hardly an inducement to return. A few simple changes could reap big improvements here – shame M&B are in charge, as I suspect they won’t be forthcoming.

On 4th January 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Crystal Palace, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Gipsy Hill, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Anerley, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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13th May 2024, 17:43
Review submitted by David Walton
8th May 2022, 20:08
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