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“boil in the bag” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Hart

White Hart
Ranked #27 of 53 Restaurants in Buckingham
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The White Hart offers a fantastic range of good pub-grub, lunch deals and weekly specials. We have an eclectic range of premium spirits, hand-pulled real ale, premium lagers, craft beer and bottled beer and ciders. We are a family friendly pub and welcome dogs onto the premises too. We also have plenty of TV's and 2 big screens to watch all the big games on, but have managed to strike the balance of being the place to be to watch sport, without being a 'sports bar'. Reservations for peak times are recommended and if you need a place to rest your head,
Bletchley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“boil in the bag”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

cheapo quality food. ding....there goes the microwave - the customers food must be ready. Many better alternatives in Buckingham, including the kebab van.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Cheap food and TV football”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

A prominent pub/hotel situated right in the centre of town, it’s quite enormous inside extending some considerable way back as well as being spread over two floors.

The top floor at street level has a large bar counter down the right hand side, and it mostly open plan, although divided up in to a few different areas. The central area is on a slightly lower level, with rooms at each end being up a couple of steps. Flooring is predominantly wood strip with some chequered tiles around the bar and carpet in some areas. At the front is a smaller room reminiscent of an old hotel drawing room with it’s dark wood panelling on the walls and a small tiled fire-place, although these days it only contains a gas fire. The effect was spoilt somewhat though by a plasma stuck on the wall showing a football match, even if they had mounted it inside a heavy ornate gold frame. A similar frame hung in the window, but the “picture” was advertising a burger and drink deal. Around to the side was a lobby leading to the hotel reception, and this included a snug area with a couple of sofa’s.

Downstairs was a similar theme decor wise, and once again another room that might otherwise have been quite pleasant was spoilt by the somewhat intrusive football. Further back still was a projector screen showing the same match, although the image looked rather poor being quite dark. There was also a smaller bar counter here, although this was closed off on a recent Tuesday evening visit. Next to this was a pool table and behind this some patio doors leading to a terraced area with views of the car park.

Food wise, the menu looked to be a mass produced, laminated affair and was divided in to sections such as Burgers, Pub Classics, Pies, Steaks, etc., with most of the main courses being somewhere around the £7 mark, although some were also available as a "2 for £12” deal. There was also a small specials board listing a few other options, although none of them struck me as that special. My Chicken Pesto Linguine in a tomato and basil sauce with red onion and olives was ok as long as your expectations weren’t too high, and it was a generous portion.

Beers on tap were Nobby’s Biggus Dickus and Oakham’s JHB. A third pump for Doom Bar appeared to have run out. The solitary cider was Strongbow unfortunately. Overall I felt that this could be a decent pub, and probably was at one time, but it emphasis on televised sport and cheap food didn’t really do it for me.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“White Heart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

I visited the White Hart in Buckingham for a meal and a drink the bar area is very pleasant and traditional the draft beer that I tried was absolutely first rate and although the bar was very busy the person serving had the ability to make everybody feel that they had her personal attention the dining area was quiet with a relaxing atmosphere and the food was served quickly. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and in fact treated everyone as if they were part of an extended family. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good pub ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Favourite 'cheap' place.. me and a friend always go there if were short on money and hungry, food is very nice for the value and they do lovely offers such as 2 for! £ 10 curry night lots and lots of choices. Lovely atmosphere, staff is there to offer good quality service. Theres nothing to complain about.. :)

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South Wales
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Pub with rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

This pub was ok, didn't eat there but the menu had lots to choose from. The drinks were good value. I'd possibly return in the future if in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at White Hart, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Easylife1

Thank you for providing us with your review

I can confirm that I have passed on your comments about your visit to the management team and to the Area Manager of the White Hart (buckingham) who would like to thank you for your feedback and to let you know that they have taken your feedback on board and passed it to the relevant teams.

We do hope to see you soon in White Hart (buckingham) soon.

Kind regards,

John Barras
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