CUSTOMER NOTICE

 

Covid-19 Update      27th November 2020
The White Hart Opening      2nd December 2020
 
The White Hart would like to offer a warm welcome back to all our valued customers from the Wednesday 2nd of December.  Due to the new government tiering system we are trying to adopt a fair,workable,but safe environment for all our customers and staff.  As you will be aware we can only offer beverages to customers who are ordering a "substantial" meal and yes we are still waiting to be told what a substantial meal is !!!!!  We will be offering table service only and these can be pre-booked to avoid dissapointment.  Please note at certain times there maybe a time limit on the table which will be discussed when booking.
These are unprecedented times of which none of us have experienced before and to this we will try to be as flexible and fair whilst staying within the law but the main emphasis will be on safety.
With a new vaccine on the horizon lets hope we will be back to  some kind of normality in the New Year but for now please be understanding with all our staff and fellow customers as we are all trying to make the best of these unfortunate times.
 
Many Thanks for your continuing support
Stay Safe 
 
 
⚠️Opening Times⚠️
 

WE ARE OPENING ON WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER 12NOON 

 
Our Opening times from Wednesday 2nd December will be :-
Wednesday to Saturday  12noon till 3pm then 5pm till 11pm Sunday 12 noon till 7.30pm
Please note last orders lunchtime are 2.15pm and evenings are 9.15pm for food and 10pm for beverages Sunday last food orders 5pm as the bar will be closing at 7.30pm
 
A takeaway menu will also be available
 
We will advise of our Christmas hours very soon  
 
 
 
‼️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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