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“"Disappointing"”
Review of The White Hart

The White Hart
Ranked #27 of 52 Restaurants in Great Dunmow
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stebbing has a wonderful High Street boasting many old buildings with lovely architecture and were pleased to find it possessed both a corner shop and pub!

The White Hart looked beautiful from the outside but on entering things looked very different. Unfortunately, the pub, as previously stated, was very tired and the publican was grumpy on both our visits, appearing as if he would rather be anywhere but there, a polite, warm welcome a courtesy surely if you wish to attract new customers. We had to wait to be served and in the end a lady sitting at the bar went round and served us drinks!!

The food was ok, although we only had sandwiches, but shame about the outside space at the back of the pub. With a little attention to tables, chairs and decking, some outside plants, it could be a comfortable area to sit on these warm days, but it was drab and unloved. It felt as if the landlord had given up which is a shame because they are losing valuable trade, so important when public houses in village locations are closing with regularity. It would be a crying shame for this village to loose what is clearly a valuable asset.

A cheery smile and welcome would work wonders even without the cosmetic improvements although a more varied menu; a coat of paint, new flooring etcetera inside would go wonders to improving this lovely old building too, so come on Landlord wake up before its too late please as we would like to visit again some time when improvements have been addressed.

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3  Thank Annie s
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Finally I can write this review for this pub! Myself, family and friends used to come to this pub all the time as the staff were great and the food was fab, but in the past year it has gone decidedly down hill, especially the food and menu! There is a miserable landlord (who was there before) and a woman there who thinks she is some kind of chef when clearly she is only there to drink wine and flirt at the bar as we waited ages to be served by her and then to be told how great her Sunday roasts were and turn up to a plate of gravy covered slop!!!! Going past the kitchen we could see the waitress and the woman helping themselves to food and dipping roast potatoes in the gravy directly from the saucepan they served it from - not very hygienic or professional!!!!!
It could be a great pub if they went back to how it was and fired some of the lazy big headed staff plus gave the Landlord a kick up the back side! We miss the old pub and grub!!!!

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6  Thank Davina C
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

One of the worst places I have ever been in. Dingy, tired interior, with hard uncomfortable seats. But the worst thing - the staff. A man (presumably the Landlord) and a young woman behind the bar were rude and ignorant. We did the only sensible thing and walked out. First and last visit to The White Hart. If this is what passes as hospitality in Stebbing - God help them.

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6  Thank Wildhat
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The White Hart is a village pub of the old school. Simple British food home cooked, very reasonably priced. Sunday roasts are particularly good and good value.
There is a microbrewery on site, producing Hart of Stebbing ales, and there are also guest beers and ciders regularly. The staff are all efficient and friendly, though it may take you a while to awaken the gentle soul under the grumpy exterior of Nick, the landlord. It is worth the trouble though!
There are regular musical evenings and afternoons, and occasional charity quizzes which are great nights out.
See you there!

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4  Thank T5campervanman
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