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White Hart, Beaconsfield

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user reviews of the White Hart, Beaconsfield

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This was once a reasonable pub, but has gone badly downhill.

Three of us (one disabled) visited at lunchtime the other day. We found the pub virtually empty. Even so, the only three disabled spaces in the large (pay-and-display!) pub car park were all occupied and we had to wait ages to be served because problems with another customer's order seemed to be occupying every member of the bar staff.

Two of us eventually got the food they ordered (though one was disappointed to be told that sandwiches could only be on white bread) but they got the third order (mine) completely wrong. We were told the correct food would be brought, but it didn't appear. After about half an hour, we decided to leave and I asked for my money back. The barman said he'll have to get the manager to sort it out. When he eventually appeared, there was no semblance of an apology and he tried to make out we hadn't paid for the food anyway. Fortunately, the till records said otherwise and the manager grudgingly gave me some money back.

Won't be going there again!
John_R - 29 Jul 2016 20:44
Lovely atmosphere, Had the best pork belly dish I have ever had. Yum!
tippy - 27 May 2011 11:00
Being new to the area and having enjoyed some great beer in some lovely pubs in the area I thought that this place was going to live up to my great expectations. However on both occasions that I have been in I have been shocked by the attitude of the staff. On both occasions it has been a female member of staff who is obviously only interested in "preparing for the next day" and not actually interested in the customer on the day in question. I should have learned my lesson after the first time. My brother had come to visit and I wanted to show off the great pubs we had here in beaconsfield, instead he was met with drunken young men falling about, and an aggressive attitude from a member of staff who obviously couldn't close quick enough. If its any consolation The gents behind the bar caused me no concern and where having a joke around etc but were still professional. Needless to say I won't be drinking or eating here again, and will not recommend it to anyone. There is a nice pub across the road!
Cutomer123 - 27 Mar 2011 09:49
Popped in here on a Friday night with no expectations. You can't argue with Bitter n Twisted and Doom Bar on pump, both at £2.60. The former in 10/10 condition. Roomy and comfortable with big tables so ideal for bigger groups. Obviously a food place but who cares, was there for the beer.
Dilgutty - 24 Feb 2011 10:37
Very busy with diners when I visited on Sunday afternoon, but barman was quick and friendly and the pint of Doom Bar was in good condition and, at £2.60, reasonably priced for the area. Only problem was finding a seat!
ace1973 - 6 Oct 2010 10:48
A rather frantic place at time of visiting so not your cosy traditional pub and very much emphasis on feeding people. The Bitter and Twisted was pretty good and only £2.60/pint - worth a quick peek through the door on passing by.
Booze_Allen - 22 Feb 2010 20:35
Foody place, lovely real fire in quite a large pub. 2 real ales on Pride and Bitter & Twisted (£2.60), in good nick too.
Abteilung - 20 Feb 2010 14:50
The wife booked us in here (the attached Inn Keepers Lodge to be more precise) for an overnight stop last night as it was the nearest reasonably priced accommodation close to the location of a family party. On reading the last posting below I thought she’d booked us into the ‘Spoons of Beaconsfield, but fortunately our experience was different.
We didn’t eat here, so cannot comment on the meals, but found the White Hart to be a pleasant period pub with a bit of Character. Most of the pub is laid out for dining but there is a comfortable bar area towards the back . The Ales were London Pride, CW Bombardier and Sharps Doombar, and the Pride and Doombar I tried were well kept. The three ales were priced between £2.40 and £2.80, which I consider to be reasonable. When we entered at 6.00PM yesterday Saturday evening I had a good look round the bar area but couldn’t find anything resembling the old men and alcoholics referred to below. Perhaps they don’t come in at the weekends. If this is the cheapest pint in town, then I think this says more about the other pretentious rip off joints of Beaconsfield Old Town than it does about the White Hart.
So to conclude, as a place for a decent beer in comfortable surroundings, the White Hart is perfectly fine.

Gann - 10 May 2009 19:11
yuck yuck yuck

This place is part of the massive mitchell and butler group who also own the saracens opposite and the harvester down the road - talk about a monopoly.
The food here is terrible - all deepfried and microwaved. My fish pie was about 1cm thick and had 1 piece of haddock and 1 small prawn in it. My husbands sausages had obviously been cooked in the fryer - yuck.
Whats worse is the fact that now they are the cheapest pub in town (£2.25 a pint) which is due to said company being able to bulk buy the beer (funny how the sister pub remains high priced isn't it!!!) This means they are undercutting the few remaining independent pubs who are tied to breweries and have to buy at much higher rates. The hilarious thing is that what this has done is drive all the old men and alcoholics into the white hart - which in turn is driving away eaters! I can't go to the bar in there without being chatted up by the drunk guys at 6pm.

laughinggirl - 24 Feb 2009 14:27
Sorry folks - the post I put up here to The Hart isn't supposed to be about this pub somehow it got a bit mixed up... It should be posted against the Swan in Beaconsfield...sorry if i messed up.... check out the Swan stuff...
Whirlowdale - 18 Sep 2008 19:22
The pub is great - young couple took it over a few months back and renovated the place...great pub - guest beers and ales and food is top notch... the place has a great mix of comfy chairs and tables to get groups around...Friendly place and TV too for big sports events...I think some of the old reviews need ignoring this place has been totally turned around..Try it good place and near some great restaurants too.
Whirlowdale - 18 Sep 2008 18:58

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