15 May 2019
Whether it’s for summery, sun-soaked supping, irresistible burgers, gorgeous gins or proper pub food, the White Hart is the place to be this summer.
Post an extensive refurbishment, this 17th century pub, in the heart of the leafy village of Sherfield on Loddon, just a short drive from Reading and Basingstoke, serves up some of the best food and drink in the area in surroundings that seamlessly blend olde-worlde charm with modern touches and luxe finishes.
Whether with friends, the kids and/or the dog, take refuge in the pub with its original oak beams and brick fireplaces or head to the fabulous garden. There’s plenty of dining options, from the gourmet patties being flipped from the al fresco Burger Shack through to upmarket gastro-grub from the indoor kitchen. Those looking to simply whet their whistle won’t be disappointed – a wide array of gins, tonics and home-grown garnishes take centre stage alongside Young’s ales, local craft brews and ciders and a first-class wine list.
From brunch and light bites through to dinner and Sunday roasts, Head Chef Andy Beswick’s menu features the best seasonal British ingredients. Delicious doorstop sandwiches, ideal for lunch, sit alongside the pub’s signature pies and crowd-pleasing classics such as rib-eye steak and chips; buttermilk chicken with Jersey royals, asparagus, broad beans and peas; and Young’s beer-battered cod with hand-cut chips and mushy peas. Come Sundays, it’s all about roasts, with meat sourced from local butchers and served with goose fat potatoes, spring greens and a giant Yorkie.
Al Fresco Drinking and Dining
Home to the largest outdoor drinking and dining space in the area, the White Hart’s garden is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine and, with umbrellas, blankets and heaters, you can take advantage of its gorgeous surroundings even when the mercury drops. This summer, the al fresco terrace will be transformed into a G&T Botanical garden, offering a specialised Gin & Tonic menu, complete with a selection of refreshing serves.
From birthdays and weddings to everything in between, the White Hart offers a variety of spaces and menus for private events. The Garden View and the Old Cottage are ideal for parties for up to 60 and sit-down meals for up 40 and, with both areas offering direct access to the garden, there’s room to spill out into the sunshine for drinks. Alternatively, the whole garden is bookable for a summer soirée or lunch party.
Whether you’re fresh from a country walk or looking for a place to kick back and relax with family and friends, discover the new look White Hart.
The White Hart
Reading Rd, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, RG27 0BT
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