CUSTOMER NOTICE

 

Covid-19 Update
The White Hart Re-opening
 
We are excited to welcome back our customers from 12 noon Saturday 4th July. We have worked hard to implement the government guidelines and would very much appreciate your co-operation in what has been and will be very difficult and unprecedented times.
 
We will be opening for drinks with a limited bar snack menu for the weekend with the food being served in disposable containers,of which you are welcome to eat in the pub or garden. We will have a limited amount of seats in the pub area plus seating in the function room and use of the garden
 
For customers drinking in the pub there will be table service in place. Please note there will be no vertical drinking. Unfortunately we are unable to reserve any tables
 
We are implementing a one way system entering via the side front door nearest the toilets and exiting through the rear door to the garden
 
All procedures will be reviewed on a daily basis and may change at short notice
 
Please bear with us and be patient as we are all trying our best to make your experience as enjoyable as we can under the new guidelines and  we can’t wait to get back to normal
 
Looking forward to welcoming you all back over the next few weeks
 
Julie,Neil,Jordan and The White Hart Team
 
 
 
⚠️Opening Times⚠️
 
Monday 
CLOSED ALL DAY AND EVENING 
 
Tuesday 
Bar 12 Noon-10pm
Food 12-2.30/5pm-8pm
 
Wednesday 
Bar 12 Noon-10pm
Food 12-2.30/5pm-8-30pm
 
Thursday 
Bar 12 Noon-10-30 pm
Food 12-2.30/5pm-9pm
 
Friday 
Bar 12 Noon-11pm
Food 12-2.30/5-9pm
 
Saturday  
Bar 12 noon till 11pm
Food 12 noon till 9pm
 
Sunday
Bar 12 noon till 9pm
Food 12 noon till 5pm 
 
 
‼️Please be aware these times are subject to changes 

 

The White Hart - Hockley

The White Hart Pub in Hockley, Essex has been serving the people of the Parish for over 200 years, Fine Ales, Wines, Spirits, Beers including Guinness. Relaxing atmosphere with ample parking and a large beer garden. A selection of Lunches and Evening meals catering for all the family.

The White Hart in Hockley, Essex has been serving the people of the Parish for over 200 years, with the earliest mention being found in The Register of Recognizances which gave the names of Innholders, the oldest record was from 1792 when James Benton was the innholder.The White Hart was on the coach route from Southend to London and would have probably put travellers up in rooms above the pub. When the railway came to be built in Hockley the Inn became lodgings for some of the workers.

ON a freezing cold snowy day the White Hart seemed more than inviting for Sunday lunch. We arrived to find the Hawkwell pub packed out with customers undeterred by the icy conditions on the roads.It may be they were attracted by the range of real ales on offer – but the tables were also filled with diners tucking into Sunday roasts.

 

It certainly looked like a welcoming traditional pub, overlooking the village green, and decorated with large wooden beams and horse brasses.

 

My one complaint is that we were crammed into a little table in the corner with very little space to move. But the service was delivered with a smile and the food was better than the usual “pub grub” you’d expect for the price. In fact, I was a bit worried that as my mushroom soup was reasonably priced it might come from a tin, as in some pubs. But I was really pleased with the creamy, warming bowl of fresh home-made mushroom soup that was placed before me.

 

My boyfriend went for the goats cheese and onion tart, which was served in a lovely light puff pastry. Simple but tasty, his only addition would have been a bit of balsamic vinegar to set off the flavours. His son opted for the linguine with prawns and smoked salmon which he polished off in seconds. It was served al dente and the flavours of the fish were all soaked up in a tasty lemon butter.

 

Next I went for roast beef as my traditional Sunday pub treat, which came with huge tender cuts of meat. The roast potatoes were crunchy and the vegetables were still crisp and not soggy. The Yorkshire pudding was better than those served in most pubs, doughy on the inside, crispy on the outside.

 

They hadn’t scrimped on portion size and I was left defeated, along with my boyfriend and his huge portion of scampi and chips. These were huge “chip shop” chips and were tasty, while the scampi were not over-cooked and came in a light, crisp batter. His son then went for the chicken, which was perfectly cooked, and I have to say the buttery mushroom and cream sauce was delightful.

 

Only my boyfriend could still be tempted by dessert - a delicious pot of Amaretto flavoured creme brulee. I liked the idea of using the much-loved liqueur in with the custard, and the flavours went together well.

 

I’d say this would be a good place for a warming family Sunday lunch - and a touch above the usual pub grub.

 

LAURA SMITH

274 Main Road

Hockley Essex

SS5 4NS

 

01702 203438 01702 203438

 

 

 

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01702 203438 01702 203438

 

 

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