It is with great sadness that with overwhelming government advice we 

will be totally closing The White Hart with immediate effect.  This will unfortunatly include our new takeaway service of which was so kindly supported at the weekend.  We would like to thank our stafff and loyal customers for all of their support over these most exceptional times. These actions taken are for the wellbeing of our customers, our families, our staff and ourselves. Stay safe and we look forward

to welcoming you all back in the very near future.



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.

Lunch   Menu

Our Lunch menu has snacks for those on the move, sandwiches, wraps, baguettes. Childrens selection and of course the pub grub that everyone likes...  Steak and Ale Pie, Scampi, Ham & Eggs and others, a selction of jacket potatoes and / or salads for those of us watching the waistlines..



Remember to inform a member of staff if you have any food allergies.



Evening BAR snacks

£9 .50 or 2 for £18.00
Chilli Nachos topped with cheese

Chicken and bacon salad

Liver, bacon creamed potatoes, peas and onion gravy

Ham Eggs and hand cut chips

Vegetarian Lasagne (made with quorn) with a crisp salad


 Prawn and Crayfish cocktail topped with a Marie Rose sauce served with brown bread and butter £8.75

Whitebait with tartare sauce, bread and butter £7.25
Deep Fried Mozzarella sticks or Halloumi Fries  with a chilli dip £7.50
Garlic Bread £ 4.75, add cheese £ 5.25
Steak and Ale  or chicken ham and leek Pie with new potatoes and veg  £11.50
Beef or Chicken Burger with hand cut chips & salad £10.50
Smoked Salmon salad with new potatoes £13.50
Scampi with hand cut chips & peas £12.50
Smothered Chicken with hand cut chips & peas £11.50


Remember to inform a member of staff if you have any food allergies.




Quiz Nights every second Monday of the month, 8.00pm start.


On Saturday  29th February we will be welcoming 

"Gasoline Alley"

back after 3 years off the scene ..

from 8pm .


We have a beer festival Easter weekend 10th 11th 12th and 13th April 

Live Music from "Gasoline Alley "on

Sunday 12th April 

from  5pm  


Live Music From 

"Blow" on Sunday 24th May from 5pm











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.



274 Main Road

Hockley Essex



01702 203438 01702 203438




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Monday - Saturday





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