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The White Hart

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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The White Hart in one of the oldest pub in Canterbury, very close to Dane John Gardens, the Norman Castle and Canterbury East Station . It has one of the largerst beergardens in Canterbury, sunny and enjoyable in summer, partially covered and heated in winter. It serves traditional British and Italian specialities, homemade, freshly cooked and locally sourced. The atmosphere is chilled, cozy and always quiet, even when it gets very busy.
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
British, Pub, Italian, Diner, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pies mash burger gnocchi fish and chips sunday roast salad salmon the pub outdoor pool italian twist huge beer garden under new management simple meal city centre at reasonable prices great beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came last night for my Uncle's 50th birthday party. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Lovely beer garden. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ABuckingham84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the gnocchi and burgers are fab ....such a comfy pub dog friendly and a lovely garden.....very friendly staff and a great menu...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sherpa57976034652
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It was a cold rainy Sunday night and we were looking for a cozy pub meal. The White Hart was exactly what we were looking for. My husband had the Sunday roast dinner which was an excellent meal especially for the price. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gjohnson372
Reviewed 25 October 2018

After a very full (and wonderful) day walking and taking in the sights of Canterbury, we were exhausted and happy to see this lovely pub just steps away from the train station. At 4:00 PM with about 45 minutes before our train back to London,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Since Damanio took over the menu has changed to include fresh Italian dishes (being Italian he knows what he is doing) but still offers some English dishes too all of which are reasonably priced and very authentic. The lasagna is so authentic it's unreal and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Magickwish
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in last night with friends for a drink and a meal, were told there would be a 45min wait for food, then told things we wanted not available. Landlord very pleasant but running a pub is more about service than a hospitable host. Maybe...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bhjbknkln
Damiano L, General Manager at The White Hart, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hi Bhjbknkln, we are very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience in our pub. But, let me tell you that you popped in on Friday night, at 8 pm without booking. The pub was very busy, both inside and in the garden....More

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch. Very good quality food. Reasonably priced as well. Especially impressed by their burschetta. Main was Gnocchi in creamy sauce which was a very proper Italian dish. Sorbet was lovely too. Staff were very friendly too. Would go there again definitely. Highly recommended...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JohnSmith1949
Reviewed 17 June 2018

After work get together with the football on as well. Nice staff plenty of beer choices and good burger meal. Garden area could do with a tidy plus washing down some of the outdoor seating. Will be going again as handy for both train and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Avoid on a Tuesday night as that is quiz night.Consequently packed and one has to tolerate the question master's antics

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank hallrichard5
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The new owners of this pub have turned it a round its fabulous !.You are so warmly welcomed when you walk in .The food is brilliant at a good price with a good choice of wine at reasonable prices and you xan take the dog...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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