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“Traditional pub, with reasonable food”
Review of The White Hart Inn

The White Hart Inn
Ranked #28 of 56 Restaurants in Ferndown
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Apparently famous for its pies. So two of us tried it for a lunch. The pub was fairly busy and had a good atmosphere. We both had the chicken pie, which was quite good as were the chips. The vegetables could have been better. There was a reasonable selection of specials and the portions were of a reasonable size, so I think it is worth another try when I am in the area again.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We visited as a grown up family with the intention of sampling one of the famous pies. This is an unpretentious pub- all one room, partially given over to eating, but having some tables and seats for people who just want a drink. You can also sit at the bar if you would like to. They serve Tanglefoot and Badger best bitter( both very good!) plus bottled beer and ciders, there is wine if you prefer. The landlord is very welcoming, and patient ( we could not make up our minds what to have to eat) . The are good selections of foods, starters, mains and deserts..not too many , but all looking tempting. I had a steak and ale pie which had delicious delicate pastry and plenty of tasty filling. Somebody else has the steak and kidney pudding which he declared to be fabulous- high praise from a great chef. The other dish was the chicken and leek with Stilton crumble which was steamingly gorgeous.
It is a relaxed place with locals coming and going, a selection of books that are sold for charity and they allow dogs to come into the bar area. All great attributes.

There is a small car park at the back, and a secluded beer garden which, in the warm weather, would be lovely.
Only one downside.. The toilets are in need of a refurbishment..
Would I return. Oh yes!!!!

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

The busy road (A348) past the White Hart frequently flows slowly as traffic from the Poole conurbation tries to escape north to Ringwood and beyond. Watch out for Carol's Pie sign as you reach the environs of Ferndown and leave Longham in a Northerly direction. A stopover may well pay off. This is an unspoiled Hall & Woodhouse inn stuck in a time warp which boasts tables of suspicious locals supping Badger as well as those who want a well cooked and reasonable meal or snack. Whilst there was much more on the menu, our bacon sandwiches were perfect making use of very fresh bread. Carol herself served us and the accompanying beer she pulled was well kept. As you savour the experience play the trivial pursuit-type game that adorns every table. The White Hart is from another world, and long may it prosper.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015
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