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“Good carvery - aqnd sensetive”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of White Hart

White Hart
Ranked #43 of 475 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cosy Traditional pub with freshly prepared traditional home cooked food. warm welcome, friendly staff, family friendly, safe enclosed garden with play equipment,
Colchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Good carvery - aqnd sensetive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Visited many times with a girl friend for a drink and natter. Carvery as you would expect a carvery to be. However, following the death of my husband and feeling the need to test "going out on my own" I ventured to the White Hart one Bank Holiday Sunday lunchtime 2010). Armed with book and a great deal of trepidation I asked for a table for one and told the maitre d I would be in the garden. Every now and then he would come to the door and yell ~~"table for...." but when it was my turn he came over to me and discreetly told me my table was ready. I wont ever forget that kindness. Enough said?

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colchester essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A great summer pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Been here a couple of times this summer and the food is fantastic . Not your normal run of the mill pub food . Everything is homemade and they have a great kids menu with homemade pizza plus lots of other choices . The service is excellent and the pub garden is perfect . Love this place ... Hopefully will get another visit before the summer ends .... And it's child friendly

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Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Apalling service, couldn't tell you about the food, we gave up waiting for it.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

We arrived at 6:30pm, party of 4, having booked in advance. Pub was 1/4 full. Wine glass provided was filthy and changed on request. We sat at our reserved table and waited, and waited and waited. After 20 mins asked the waitress if we could order at which point she said she was sorry, but they were busy. After another ten minutes she finally took our order. About 15 mins later told us that they had run out of fillet steak so ordered the surf and turf instead. At 7:40 when we asked where our food was we were told it would be at least another 15 mins. No apology offered and pub was still only 1/4 full. At that point we walked out and went to the Cricketers, who were prompt and courteous. My parents have used this pub for 20 years and never experienced such bad service. We and they will certainly never use them again.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Good Food with a terrific selection.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

Went with some friends for a meal. The selection on the menu is enormous. The food is very good and reasonably priced.
There is a small restaurant area off of the bar, which is good.
Certainly worth a visit if you are in this area, We have been many times and never dissapointed.

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Birmingham
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“Excellent food, beer & comfortable room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2009

We have eaten at this Pub Restaurant several times and the food is always cooked freshly, excellent portions and really wonderful, wheather having a simple pub lunch or a 3 course meal it is always really great food, lovely fish, seafood and steaks, something for everyone also including vegetarians and children's menu.
We also stayed in the Woodcock room for B&B, the room is nicely furnished, comfortable bed and good ensuite facilities.
Breakfast next morning was again great, the chef friendly and chatty and cooked exactly what we wanted, before the cooked breakfast there was also a choice of cerals, toast, fresh juice and tea/coffee

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