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It is sometime since I have used this pub regularly. The beer is still served too cold for my liking, which is probably a good thing, because at £3.70 for Courage Best I can't afford too many pints. When I got home I felt as if I had been mugged!! This pub seems to be trying to be something it isn't - a trendy establishment - they serve the food on planks of wood and the chips come in a metal bucket for goodness sake!!
FleetStreet - 9 Oct 2012 17:38
luvpubs,take your medication................
caskaleandfood - 12 May 2012 13:09
I have just paid £2.10 for a PINT of london pride. They have no cars. No airport. In fact the only motorised transport is the tractor. Even the ambulance is pulled by a bloody horse. The beer has to be driven by lorry from Chiswick to southampton where it is shipped from England to Guernsey. Its then unloaded and taken to a small vessel which ship it to Sark. Here the barrels are carried from the tiny port by horse and cart to the pub.
In the White Hart it is driven 15 miles down the M4 and dumped at the pub. So how the f£&k can the prices be so different???

LuvPubs - 12 May 2012 10:11
Courage bitter over four pounds per pint and not all that good cheery female server at lunch time about four persons in bar.Tinny sounding music..Back traditional food now Former chef Simon now back in harness;could be getting better.
retiree - 22 Apr 2012 00:35
Beer garden is lovely the new smoking shelter is fantastic and has stopped cold wind so is warmer to sit out there, atmosphere inside is great and there is a wonderful selection of foods in the restaurant- all staff are kind and helpful
Raggydolls - 16 Dec 2011 13:30
Happy Hour in New Haw!! Warm and cosy atmosphere, and a pub that is happy to have children in the bar until 9pm- Friendly locals, and friendly bar staff. Very simplistic but good decor with interesting colourful paintings. Price for a real ale was 2.96, a good selection of Otter Bitter, Betty Stoggs, and the Rev James, all kept well. The Prem Rev James was excellent at a price of 3.08, Fosters was 3.04. Yes! 20% discount from 4pm to 7pm everyday of the week....well worth another visit.
pureelly33 - 15 Dec 2011 18:19
Visited the pub recently in preparation for leading a walk for my local walking group. The pub and the food are fine but the prices charged for the beer are a big joke......£3:85 for pint of ordinary draught cider and £4:15 for pint of Guinness. Visted again on Saturday 20 August 2011, with the walking group. We arrived at about 1 PM and there were two customers in the bar area and none in the garden .Yes TWO customers for a Saturday lunchtime!!!!!! Need I say more?
hornet007 - 22 Aug 2011 19:57
Courage Best, Eagle IPA and Otter Ale (£3.70). Ale slightly on the cold side but ok to me on a hot sunny day. Pleasant by the canal, smart inside.
GuideDogSaint - 28 Jul 2011 18:14
Visited this pub again just recently. I fell over when I found out that ordinary bitter was £3.55 and guest ales wee an extra 20p. This is taking the proverbial!!!

Unfriendly Bar staff are ALWAYS on their mobiles texting etc. Counter awash with beer. They all need a lesson in customer care. No beer mats to soak up spillage from the flat, over cold expensive bitter.

What a shame this pub has come to this.
FleetStreet - 23 Jun 2011 11:09
nice old pub, clean and pleasant with a good atmosphere. very friendly bar staff, good service, great place for kids, good size menu and good selection of real ales.
only decent pub in the area...
pubgirl79 - 2 May 2011 21:25
Stupidly made another visit to this dump. Courage best now £3.55 a pint. On sunday the place was full of brats running around. Give this place a miss.
LuvPubs - 8 Mar 2011 12:15
Gone even further downhill since my last visit. The young girls serving aren't particularly friendly and the Courage Best now at £2.40 a pint doesn't make you want to return in a hurry.
LuvPubs - 12 Jan 2011 11:59
Beer prices not equal to the staff, interior, food,service, best bitter should be £2.50 as a comparison
5stardrunk - 18 Sep 2010 20:44
PS I agree about pub beer prices, which are getting out of hand, but this is mostly due to greedy pubco's and regional breweries using their monopoly or beer tie to force landlords to pay more than market price, which they are forced to pass onto customers. Unfortunately only an independent company the size of Wetherspoons with huge bargaining power, large premises and high turnover can fight this. I fear many more community pubs will continue to close, but I hope not this one.
spikefromsurrey - 14 Jun 2010 17:24
To counter Victor Meldrew, popped in midweek with a couple of Camra buddies, and had a great experience. Customers were mostly regulars by the look of it, of all age groups. Good beer range, including Duchars IPA and St.Austell Tribute. Pub has obviously been refurbished, and caters for beer nuts like us, wine drinkers and also those wanting a meal. Great location by the Wey Navigation, and will pay another visit when next over this way.
spikefromsurrey - 14 Jun 2010 08:19
This place es prices get higher as the atmosphere get lower ,visited not too long ago young children running about the bar areas .more like a young mothers meeting place to consume alcohol .
retiree - 14 Jun 2010 04:41
Courage Best Bitter now £3.35 a pint, they really are taking the p...
LuvPubs - 13 Apr 2010 11:26
We had our works Christmas meal at The White Hart last night and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
It has been about seven years since I last visited and it has been refurbished in a modern, but comfortable and relaxed manner. The fabric of the pub was clean and tidy and both the permenant and Christmas decorations pleasant and tasteful.
Four ales were on: Betty Stogs, Courage Best, Butcombe Bitter and Doom Bar. I stayed on the Doom Bar which was in great condition, as is fitting for a Cask Marque establishment, but at £3.15 it's a bit steep foe a pub in New Haw (and on some pints poured a little short). I think that this is part of a slight lack of focus about the pub: at the rear is a lovely garden alongside the tree lined river, gorgeous in the summer, but dominated by the roar of the busy main road at the front, in what you couldn't call a touristy area by any stretch of the imagination!
Having said that, we have a very plesant evening, the Chritmas menu was very good in both quality and quantity, and the Thai food looked and smelt great. To be fair to the pub it seems to cater both to locals and people visiting to eat.
flashharry1965 - 15 Dec 2009 11:42
This pub is everything you need in a pub. Good well managed beer, amazing setting, clean and amazing food. Even if your not eating there the Thai kitchen fills the pub with delicious smells that make your mouth water. A hardcore group of regulars keep the place ticking and new people always seem to be made welcome. A must visit. I always visit and will continue to do so.
publuva - 7 Oct 2009 01:04
Over the Bank holiday weekend a stillage ale was put on it was Brakespears bitter,Sorry but at £3.15 per pint over priced overrated ant not particually drinkable.Somebody is trying very TRYING.
retiree - 15 Apr 2009 08:51
I agree with everything said by retiree. I used to be a regular visitor to this Pub but the stupidly high prices have put me off and,I would think, a lot of others. Shame that Geoff has left, he was brilliant.
LuvPubs - 13 Apr 2009 12:49
Since writing my last report on this establishment,the prices have risen,Courage best now £3.five pence per pint,guest ales£3ten pence.sometimes one has to ask for a TOP UP..The pub is clean and airy.but the acoustics are bad,one can hear other customers from across the other side of the bar.Bring Back the carpet,and change the music .The pub has lost its Riverside charms,The food Thai/ good .well prepared and quite good selections and portions.Overall the pub is well runbut a bit expensive for the area in which it is situated.
retiree - 19 Mar 2009 23:36
Let me introduce myself, my name is Pat and my husband and I have owned The White Hart for 20 years (this is why I might look a little old and tired).

I'm sorry when you came in there was no atmosphere, we partially rely on our customers to create this. As for our bar staff they are hand picked for their youth, beauty and intelligence.

Please come back soon and I'll try to look younger!

Please introduce yourself.
Katieoffer - 10 Mar 2009 20:00
I can't believe it!
Geoff the bar manager has left.
There is a much older woman, who I think is the new Bar Manager. (Pat) she seems a little out of place amongst the other much younger bar staff.
food was ok, but not great.
Pub was clean, but seemed to lack any atmosphere.
anonymous - 22 Feb 2009 17:20
This used to be a great pub for locals and river users,it was a bit tatty there was a good carpet on the floor,a bit worn,since the smoking ban it has had a major refit,all the better for it,very dear ,home bitter (courage is usually good,a tad over cold,but 2pounds 90 a pint.guest ales .three pounds..The resident manager,Geoff is leaving.So watch this space.
retiree - 19 Dec 2008 14:09
Called into this pub the other evening, and what a surprise it was!
The locals are quite friendly.
the landlord was old school,(geoff)and one of the friendliest bar manager's you could ever want to meet.
certainly makes a change, to be greeted with a warm and lovely smile.
A word of warning though, this is one of the most expensive pubs in surrey.
They have a thai restaurant, but they serve sunday roast's
I will definitely be going back, even if only to receive that warm welcome again!

anonymous - 6 Jun 2008 17:52
Super pub next to the canal. Recently refurbed - looks great. Friendly locals rather than savage natives!
bossywitch - 7 May 2008 13:15
nice pub, but not good with the kids for the river
thomass - 2 May 2008 20:15
The smoking ban has seen this pub refurbished for the better. Now nice and bright, rather then the tired smokey pea souper it once was. Harvey's Best Bitter (a regular guest) was spot on. Nice little garden to sit and watch the ducks swimming past. A good refuelling point when on an extended pub jaunt along the Wey Navigation.
nevardmedia - 18 Feb 2008 13:19
It's not a cheap pub and the manager is grumpy but its the only decent Pub in New Haw.
anonymous - 26 Apr 2007 17:53
What a lovely little pub. Great after a walk along the canal. Great food. Good beer. Fantastic local friendly people. Geoff the manager is one of the friendliest bar managers you could ever want to meet. A real 'Pub landlord'.
anonymous - 7 Apr 2007 09:39
Not a bad pub but no Pool table or Dart Board.
The beer is very expensive and birds behind the bar fit.
Not bad on Karaoke nights and nice in summer
D180 - 27 Mar 2007 15:20
Miserable manager but nice pub. Friendly locals and good service. Excellent food, especially on Sundays -the lunches sell out quite quickly.
anonymous - 8 Mar 2007 14:13
Beer choice improved recently, nice pint of Cottage on Sunday and lovely beer garden next to the river. Toilets could do with a paint job though.
Quinno - 17 Oct 2006 21:27
Fair place, spacious, has hops hanging inside but otherwise has a slightly twee feel about it. Real Ale on tap served well, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Quinno - 11 Mar 2006 16:29

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