We have recently moved to the area myself and my husband thought we would treat ourselves to a meal at the White Hart in Bishopstone.It was a weekday lunch time and it was not packed but not quiet either.
I really dislike going into pub type restaurants as I find they are either local pubs for local people or so stuck up you get dizzy just saying hello! I was so pleased to find that this pub is neither of those! It is a traditional village pub with a welcome that makes you stop and think "I must have met these people before because they seem to know me!" So friendly and welcoming. We took awhile to decide what to have as there is a huge range of choice, all what I would term proper pub grub! We eventually decided to have 2 ploughmans, hubby had the cheese I had the ham, (so we could swap each other a piece of cheese for a slice of ham!). It was amazing! None of your packet ham here! Proper home cooked ham and enough cheese to use for the kids lunch boxes for a week! All super fresh and clearly served with pride. Prices are great with pubs nearer town serving half the food at twice the price and none of it tasting as good. The landlord/cook stopped by and said hello as did his good lady wife,both are lovely people as was the lady behind the bar who served us. We were not rushed and it was such a nice relaxing meal.The ploughmans was so nice we finished it all but both were full to bursting so neither of us ate anything else until the next day so it ended up being even better value for money that way as well! We have since been back for a special event they had on, ice cream sundae Sunday, this was every childs dream, we took our girls to it with the intention of just treating them but temptation got too much and both me and my husband ended up gorging on ice cream, sweeties wafers chocolates cream, etc etc, you name it it was there and it was a real family friendly party feel. We plan to visit here as often as we are able and see no reason to venture any further to eat elsewhere. How lucky we are to have this place on our doorstep! Highly recommend to all.