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The White Hart, Great Wakering - pub details

White Hart

Address: 89, High St, Great Wakering, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS3 0ED [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19395) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shoeburyness (1.7 miles), Thorpe Bay (2.3 miles), Southend East (3.6 miles)

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The White Hart is finally under the new management of a local married couple, and how the atmosphere of the place has changed. It's now welcoming, warm and friendly. Many of the regulars who were driven away by the former landlord have begun to re-appear.
Food isn't yet available, but we hear that this will change in the New Year.
The whole village wishes Steve & Rachel every success.
grumpyputs - 12 Dec 2016 12:25
The landlord of this pub went out of his way to open the kitchen at very short notice for a group of us girls looking for a meal out. The food was great as was the service and we all had a brilliant evening. Also whenever my husband and I want somewhere local to go for lunch we always feel welcome here and, no, we are not regulars
dottie666 - 15 Nov 2013 18:21
Lovely-looking pub - all exposed studwork and beams, brass and Toby-jugs. It would be a picture-postcard English village pub, except for the big bald tattooed aggressive and surly man behind the bar, masquerading as a pub landlord.
grumpyputs - 25 Aug 2013 12:56
I find this place OK at lunchtimes when it's quiet, but a bit overpowering in the evenings when the regulars sit all along the bar without moving for anyone trying to get served, and effing and blinding at high volume. Shame, because the beer and the food is good, but I think every pub in Wakering is the same; I would'nt recommend any of them a s a place to take the wife and kids.

Worgeorge - 7 Jul 2013 11:26
Perhaps it was a stupid thing to do but we wanted to visit our favourite pub where we did our courting nearly 30 uears ago.
We live abroad and on a rare visit we invited our English side of the family to meet up at the White Hart. The pub looked the same as we drove up but the ear-shattering music as we entered was to say the least somewhat of a sad suprise. Strange that most of the customers were pressed against the side of the walls in an effort to escape the blaring of the speakers.
If we were not waiting for our famiy to arrive we would have walked out. But instead we found a corner of the bar and then stood listening to the foul mouthed conversation being conducted - not by youngsters - but by 'mature' customers. Perhaps we've been away from England too long but if this is the 'classic' country pub nowadays then thank God we moved away.
We spoke to a couple of locals while we endured the 'ambiance' and they agreed that to shout at each other to make conversation was not their idea of a Friday night out. They seemed to shrug their shoulders and accept the way things are now.
Can anyone tell us if and when we do come back again where we can go to find a good old traditional English pub? Sadly we tell all our foreign friends how wonderful English pubs are and yet unfortunately we tell them lies!
Expatduo - 30 Apr 2010 22:40

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