A comfortable country inn
The White Hart is an old, stone built country inn that is being sympathetically refurbished. It offers both the old and the new. The older rooms have bags of traditional character and space but some are difficult to access by steep, awkward if entertaining stairs. The newer rooms (being built) will be smaller and more like motel rooms with a door directly onto the courtyard – their fittings appear to be of high quality.
There is a large bar and extensive separate restaurant accommodation comfortably able to cater for groups as well as individuals. Tables for couples and small groups are in the atmospheric, old part of the building whilst larger parties seem to be accommodated in the new area formed by roofing in the space between two parts of the building - it is light, airy and elegant.
The restaurant menu offers a good range of choice but very little for vegetarians. When we were there the only non-meat or fish option was a goats cheese and tomato Wellington – nice enough but not something to eat on consecutive nights. Given the quality of personal service we experienced I think the kitchen would have done something specially if I had given them notice. Other dishes were nicely presented and the portions were of a good size. The wine list is good.
The breakfast menu is a little limited but the quality of the cooked meals is high.
There is a large courtyard garden where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine for most of the day.