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White Hart Inn, Margaretting Tye

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user reviews of the White Hart Inn, Margaretting Tye

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Seemed like more of a restaurant that a pub, though it has Mighty Oak beers which are excellent. Quite expensive but very good food.
dyyony - 25 Aug 2014 22:45
Excellent beers. Excellent food. Excellent service. 'Nuff said.
Darren_in_the_City - 1 May 2013 10:08
8 years on this pub is still excellent! 9/10
Darren_in_the_City - 12 Jun 2012 15:54
A fantastic venue foir a fantastic pub - good food, good ale and the service is good and able - maybe a little to do between the servings but the rest excellent. A friendly place - good selection of ales and it all tasted right - not often I give 9/10 but this place couldn't be faulted much. Very much recommend it.
Mcloj - 16 Apr 2012 12:23
The same people who run this now run the Star at Ingatestone which was run by Roger for 30 years .
hogshead - 10 Aug 2011 13:03
Yes, I agree, a nice country pub. However beware should you request additional bread to go with the somewhat meagre half slice served with your seafood trio...you will be charged extra for this without being advised of it!
msc - 22 Jun 2011 09:36
Yes agree with the previous reviewers. The beer is excellent. There's a wide choice although nothing over 4.7% last saturday. Plentry of bottled beers too. The beer is served direct from the cask out back. Can get very busy and I wonder where drinkers are supposed to sit without eating? We got the last table for two right by the bar at 7.15. The food, we thought, was a little disappointing and expensive. The Hunters chicken was small and on the tough side whilst my steak and ale pie - the chefs signature dish - had a very high crust but was essentially a small stew in a dish. You can't beat proper pies cut from a baking tin! Both dishes were around 9 - 10. Overall, a great place for a drink if you don't mind sitting outside.
ButchEgg - 23 May 2011 16:33
Went to this puib a few weeks ago. Friendly bar staff and well kept beers. Food looked very good but there seemed to be some service issues on a nearby table. Well worth a visit.
youngs_ter - 10 Apr 2011 10:05
A really lovely country pub which ticks all the boxes. Went for lunch and enjoyed fine food, excellent service and sublime beer (great choice but we sampled Red Fox Hunters Gold and Silver Fox) kept cool and in first rate condition despite the searing heat of the day. Only the New Seekers playing over the pub muzak system dented the perfection. Definitely one to remember and return.
metrology_man - 28 Jun 2010 08:10
Have been here several times and the beer is always perfect. Enjoyed a lunchtime session and the Mighty Oak, Oscar Wilde was very quaffable. Its good to see that the pub serves a number of other offerings from Essex breweries. My favourite pub in the Chelmsford area and lovely location. All the bar staff are friendly.
smurfy33 - 20 Jun 2010 06:45
Although now inevitably more food-orientated these days in order to survive the government's attempts to close down all pubs, pleasing to see that they STILL have at least 6 ales on tap plus a good selection of bottled beers. Oh, and the food is excellent too.

Still a 9 out of 10.
Darren_in_the_City - 7 Apr 2010 08:39
This is more of a 'foodies' pub, but none the less, it does have a good selection of real ales.

Have to agree with hogshead though - for a more traditional pub, the Viper would be my choice too.
churchyboy - 24 Sep 2009 07:49
I'm a big fan of the White Hart - a great pub to drive or cycle to, with a great beer garden. Beer selection is generally very good, plus they serve Aspalls cider. Food is good too if you are interested in eating; staff are very helpful too.
Decor is nice inside, much better than it's old 'tatty' look; it's also nice to sit outside on a good day, as long as the wind's not blowing the wrong way!

The annual beer festival is excellent, well organised, well stocked and not too packed with people. Often has live music too.

polarbear - 23 Sep 2009 16:47
Went to this pub last night for the first time a lovely old pub in a rural setting and large gardens however once inside its been modernised in a Wetherspoons style which was a let down..they are advertising 2 rooms for b&b its more like a hotel than a pub.
They had 6 beers chalked above the bar including Adnams bitter and Broadside I had a pint of Mighty Oak @280p which was in good condition the only problem was the wait as the foodies had taken over the bar I waited 5 minutes while someone ordered an apple drink and the barstaff explained to him what it was.

I must say I prefer the Viper at Mill Green for the traditional pub without the foodies.
hogshead - 10 Aug 2009 08:25
When I was at this pub (IMHO by far the best pub in the area) on Friday night, I notice they're now advertising 2 ensuite rooms for B&B. The usual great range of beer (including the well-kept Adnams Broadside), with 3 or 4 guest ales.
Relatively quiet for a Friday evening actually, but I guess a lot of people are on holiday.
bluepastures - 2 Aug 2009 10:14
Although this pub has gone down the foodie route (and gets plenty of custom), it still offers an interesting range of ales (unlike the Hoop up the road). Only slight criticism is that service can suffer with all the food orders etc. One of Essex's best pubs.

drinker999 - 28 Jul 2009 21:12
Great pub, friendly welcome, good food, great service nice location
BOBBYMOORE53 - 29 May 2009 16:33
As excellent as ever, first time I have visited since the refurb last November and it really is as impressive as ever now. Same landlord, same great quality ale & superb food.

Don't even think of passing on this one for another if ever in the area!
MisterX - 7 May 2009 00:05
a good pub which always has a good choice of real ale kept in superb condition. popped in recently for their winter ale festival, which was excellent. also had had moles black rat cider on, which was a bonus, shame it was for the weekend only.
ebb_flo - 16 Nov 2008 15:43
Rather good country pub, well worth the half hour walk down a country lane from the bus stop in Stock High Street. On a sunny lunchtime stroll looking out across timeless scenery you could almost picture landgirls toiling in the fields and the odd Spitfire buzzing overhead. Oriented towards drivers and diners, as it has to be I suppose to attract sufficient trade in such a remote location. Five ales on offer, some on gravity, with names of those to come on display.
Rich66 - 13 Aug 2008 22:43
Superb collection of real ales available at this extremely hospitable country pub. My Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild and IPA were in tip top form. Food was extremely filling and good value. One I will definitely return to.
JonW999 - 5 Aug 2008 17:50
A large white weather boarded traditional pub. It is also situated in a nice location in rural Essex. Seven hand pumped ales are available Mighty Oaks Oscar Wilde & IPA, Adnams Bitter & Broadside which I believe are resident beers. The others that change were Banks & Taylor Shefford Goldleaf, Lloyds Country Porter and Swansea 3 Cliffs Gold. A good selection of food is usually available however we did not time our visit well for this, this time. A conservatory to the rear of the pub helps with seating for diners and drinkers at busy times. There is a large table in the middle of the conservatory suitable for large groups seating 12 together.
Love_good_ale - 20 May 2008 14:35
The perfect country pub. Excellent Beer (6 Real Ales at any one time), good food reasonably priced, large outside drinking areas, childrens play park, big field and small animal area. Even the weather was perfect. Only downside was that there was a 40 minute wait for food which mean't I had to drink three superb pints... shame but I managed (good job the missus drives). Can't wait till the beer festival in mid-June
twineyboy - 6 May 2008 23:06
Wonderful multi-award winning country pub. Good selection of real ales all in superb condition plus good food at fairly reasonable prices. Can't ait until I'm passing through next month wehn it should be warm enough to sit outside and while away a few relaxing hours with a good brew. Bliss!
MisterX - 7 Apr 2008 04:22
Well run house with friendly, knowledgeable staff.Ussually a good selection of ales but could maybe do with afew more from micros.Popular for food with good menu plus great specials board.Always busy,potential diners should definitley book.Well kept extensive gardens ease the pressure in warmer months.Currently well deserved local camra pub of the year and should proceed further up the rankings.
tommytoper - 23 Dec 2007 08:15
Excellent pub run a brilliant landlady who stamps her quality on all that goes on.
spoinge - 21 Sep 2007 16:30
Were do I begin?

This is truly a great pub set in a rural location, but not too far away from civilisation.

Beer Selection is always excellent and the owners take great care, pride and have an obvious real appreciation of Beer and how it should be portrayed.

Pleasant gardens and "Zoo" area for the Kids.
and seperate eating area for families.

Staff are pleasent and always welcoming, especially the landlady.

There's Two excellent Beer festivals per year, so its a real ale paradise.

The Food selection is excellent although a little pricey.
Unfortunately its close to the quite affluent Village of Stock and I believe that this does reflect on its prices for foods. But saying that the quality is excellent.

Well deserved award was given to this pub, by the local branch of CAMRA, and they weren't wrong in their decision.

Check it out if your ever in the area, its worth the visit.

galleywoodhammer - 19 Jun 2007 15:49
A friendly Pub,good home cooked food and excellent real ales.Animals a great hit with adults as well as children!
leggless - 10 Dec 2006 19:49
And so to luncheon with companions from deepest Suffolk. Supererb vittals served promptly served with more than a smile by admirably attired retainers. Roast Beef, and good beef it was, presented with copious vegetables and pudding from the County of Yorkshire.
The selection of fine ales was astounding.Foaming tankards of 'Whitstable' were ordered and imbibed with most pleasant results.
Liquor coffes were called for and, happily, fresh double cream annointed the top rather than the inferior of aerosol variety seen in many other places.

This establishment is worth a lingering visit.
The only mark on it's proud and worthy escutcheon is the presence of an apparantly psychotic goat in a pen devoid of grass or straw. Of course, its possible that this omission is due to the daily ingestion of the aforementioned vegetable matter by the said beast!

We look forward to a return visit soon.
almost_an_old_git - 8 Oct 2006 20:07
Went to this Pub with some friends recently. Excellent menu selection at very reasonable prices plus a wide selection of real ales all in great condition make this rural gem well worth a visit. Aspalls cider also sold.
ahscum - 25 Jun 2006 11:58
This is a really friendly pub with a great range of well kept beers. Went on Saturday night for a meal and the two of us had:-

4 pints of Mighty Oak (?)'Rollocks' (golden and fruity)
2 pints of Youngs St George
Monkfish on noodles
Half pound steak burger, chips and all the trimmings
Lemon sorbet to finish

... between us for the sum of 38.50. Now is that a good deal or what? Also, the place was heaving and had a private party on, but they went out of their way to accommodate us.

All the comments re: garden, animals etc are true and they have a great beer festival in June. Worth a push-bike circuit taking in this pub, the Viper in Mill Green and the Wheatsheaf in Writtle.

anonymous - 24 Apr 2006 11:26
what a gem of a pub this is. A little out in the sticks, or out of Stock as the case may be, this pub offers a great family retreat especially over Sunday. Animals and Birds out the back, childrens playground, outdoor seating plus excellent food and a wide range of CAMRA approved ales. The staff are excellent and the landlady Liz is very helpful and of assuring character. During the year they offer a jazz festival and a number of beer festivals some of which provide live music too. Quite a change since the days of this being a prize fighter pub!
Poxicator - 10 Feb 2006 11:57
Went to this pub on Sunday lunchtime during Beer Festival. Tried Strawberry Blond and Slater's Magic Monkey. Great beer and always good atmosphere. A good pub to cycle to. Very friendly staff, food looks good tho' not tried yet!
jks123 - 28 Jun 2005 10:07
Very nice, friendly country pub in a hamlet. Good selection for real ales including the excellent Mighty Oak Maldon Gold, some served straight out of the cask. Bit hard to find though, get someone to drive you there or in summer walk through the fields over footpaths that the local farmers have ploughed up. Near the equally as good, the Hoop at Stock.
Simon Fyffe - 29 Oct 2004 11:28
Delightful country location, extensive outdoor eating areas front and back. Aviary, goats, guineapigs and rabbits for the kids. Large conservatory eating area.

Excellent beer and extensive food menu.

Good cycling routes in locality.
seamanjive - [email protected] - 30 Jun 2004 12:41
This is one of Essex' friendliest and best pubs. I went there on Saturday night and enjoyed two of their EXQUISITE Mighty Oak beers. They were in perfect condition.

An extensive food menu is available most sessions but, having eaten at another pub beforehand, didn't try food on this visit.

This is a great pub and the staff are friendly and customer-focused making it well worth a visit. I give it a well-deserved 10/10, readers, pay a visit and see for yourselvesv - you will not be disappointed!
lad_newton - 15 Mar 2004 16:04

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