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White Hart, Arundel

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user reviews of the White Hart, Arundel

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This was pub number 7 and the last one in Arundel though pub number 6 (Norfolk Arms) was closed.

A Harvey’s pub just to the south of town and on the way back to the station.

Modern interior and bar area, 3 hand pumps offering 2 ales but only the Harvey's best was available, not normally a bad pint and no different this time around, however this pub is not cheap. Other pubs in Arundel like the Swan were pricey but this place was more expensive.

Busy inside so we retreated to the large outside garden, though there a fair few kids running up and down which ain't my thing especially when they are being noisy and bouncing basketballs…after a few words with the parents they were controlled!

lezford - 8 May 2014 13:44
Called in when passing on Friday, in the pouring rain. Wasn't too sure when we saw the tapas menu. Should have worried, food was fantastic, fresh and hot. The hand cut chips were just that, and so hot you had to be careful not to burn your mouth. Prices were very reasonable and the barmaid (?landlady) was lovely. Stop here if you want something a bit different from usual pub grub!
b860at - 17 Jun 2012 15:13
Very friendly Harverys beers and the food is very good and reasonable price. Two Harverys beers on that I have not had before.
Hadlow@ 3.5
Tom Paine@5.5
Klingon1 - 2 Aug 2011 13:22
I live in Arundel and recently revisited the white Hart after its re-opening. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff cheerful, friendly, helpful and nothing is too much. The new chef has created a varied menu and I have now tried 4 different meals, all of which were served within a practical time limit, delicious and ample amounts. The pub is child friendly, dog friendly and the garden allows an alfresco experience which I plan to now enjoy again and again. Well done guys, a pleasure to visit. A much needed Thank-You to Tara-the Manager- who bustled in and out ensuring everyone had everything they needed, whilst maintaining true professionalism, charm and friendliness. A fabulous day out which we now plan to repeat over and over. Thanks Guys and welcome back
natgiggsy - 15 Jul 2011 18:57
Went down to the Sussex Coast, stopped in Arundel. What a beautiful town. Had one of the most exquisite Sunday lunches I have enjoyed in 20 years. Staff were friendly and the ales well kept.

Will come down again-well done.
TomBombadil - 30 May 2011 12:28
i love popping around little towns, i came to arundel some months ago, i visted the white hart pub, it does have the youngest landlady iv ever met (early 20's) but my goodness, does she know her stuff, if there were more landladys like her, EVERY pub would be amazing!! we stayed for a few hours sipping on the real ales (3 lovely choices) and the best kept ale ive tasted! we also ate there too, and although they were very busy, they saw to our every need!, i was sorry to hear that this pub was closed...but as i visted again just the other day was DELIGHTED to see it open again, with the SAME landlady and new staff, its had a bit of a face lift, and she tells me about the new ideas they will be doing during the week, if you are visiting arundel i STRONGLY advise you to visit this pub, a lovely garden, they allow children and dogs in and the atmosphere is just wonderful, such a pleasnt place to be! i will certainly be coming back every possible chance i get!! this has to be the best place i have visited out of town!
karina - 20 May 2011 14:29
Marvellous to find Tom Paine on tap this year - a pity that no food is available.
Pistol - 9 Jul 2010 10:21
A couple of visits to this pub very recently, and the last I fear, only one ale available the first time, best wasn't on, although person behind bar hospitable. No food available at 1:00pm and appaling teenager's pop music being played via an I-pod behind bar.
Second visit, a Friday evening, no ale available, bar person not the least bit interested anyway as busy talking to their mates, all of whom seemed barely old enough to be let out alone, check 21 anyone, and seemed somewhat put out that they might have to serve a customer, not that they could here me speak as the music was so ear shatteringly loud my ears began to bleed. A shame this should be a great pub.
klondykekate - 6 Jul 2010 23:24
The White Hart Arundel has just been taken over by a new management team.
Visited them on a wednesday evening and i must say the welcome i recived was great,they had a wide range of Real Ales and the food was excelent.
Although it could do with a bit of a face lift the pub was clean,pleasent and well appointed
Johnfur - 6 Nov 2009 11:13
Staff on a Friday lunchtime seemed totally uninterested. Food nothing but chips. Who wants chips with a sandwich? No Harveys seasonal beer available despite it being a Harveys pub.
Pistol - 19 Jul 2008 20:11
i am the new owner of the white hart arundel, please ple me assure anyone visiting us that we have totally refurbed the inside and that we always serve a first class pint as if its not first class we will refuse to sell any until it is. we have 3 to 4 beers on at the moment we have porta, old ale, best & olympic. We have a nice new restaruant and a refitted B/B upstairs. I hope to see you all at the bar.

Terry
terryb1966 - 23 Mar 2008 00:46
Currently closed, wonder what Harveys plan for this place. Lets hope they put their heart & Soul into putting it back on the map ASAP
barryq - 20 Jan 2008 17:47
Very pleasant pub. Only the Harveys Best was on when I was there, but it was in excellent condition. Landlord, landlady and staff were cheerful, friendly and helpful.

Food (well, the food I had, anyway) was good and there was a good pub atmosphere, despite having opened out to one open space some years ago.
Biggles - 10 Jun 2007 15:11
Although he witters on like a typical CAMRA bore. Ale quaffer is right. Oh how I miss the Arundel beers and now even the Gales is being brewed in the smoke. Oh woe is me !!
AVFC - 27 Apr 2006 13:10
..Having departed from the Red Lion(see notes on that boozer)..We ended up in the White Hart. A great little pub, friendly, knowledgable staff who served all comers promptly and efficiently.Excellent range of beers, the best is very good indeed.
Television was on for the horse racing and with a betting shop across the road it made for a splendid afternoon. Well worth a visit if you are in Arundel.
harlequin - 9 Aug 2005 13:56
Walking into Arundel from the train station, we find the White Hart on our right hand side, just before the river. According to the pubs last entry in the GBG (2002), the property dates from around 1790 and was initially owned by the Constable Brewery, once situated across the road. For the past few years the pub has been a Harveys house, normally selling Sussex Best Bitter, Pale Ale and a couple of the brewerys seasonal beers. The comfortable main interior has a large, central, copper-plated chimney, decorative wall brasses and dark wooden beams. There is also a rear restaurant room and a side beer-garden, which can get very busy.

Unfortunately, last February 2004 I experienced a very poor quality pint of Armada Ale at the White Hart, Queen Street, and the barman made a ridiculous response to my request to change it ("it's meant to taste vinegary"!). I emailed Cask Marque and, to their great credit, I received a prompt and sympathetic reply from Alistair Macnaught, their operations manager, who noted of the pub this outlet had previously had the Cask Marque award but had not been visited for 3 years and we were under the impression that the plaque had been removed from the outside. Apparently the pub had recently requested Cask Marque to revisit, as they wanted to regain the award. Mr Macnaught also forwarded a copy of my complaint to Harvey and Sons Brewery and I shortly received a personal letter from Mr Hamish Elder, Joint Managing Director, offering his apologies and remarking on his regret. Obviously some hard work has since been undertaken at the White Hart as notification of their new Cask Marque award appeared in the November issue of Whats Brewing. I visited the pub during the Autumn for the first time since February to check it out and found my half of Harveys Best Bitter to be of perfectly acceptable quality. Clearly it pays to complain, and it is nice to be able to report a positive outcome.
thequaffer - 26 Jan 2005 17:13

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