The White Hart Hotel
71 High Street, Hythe, CT21 5AJ
Recently reopened, The White Hart's new landlords are determined to restore this historic hotel back to its former glory. Built in 1395, The White Hart Hotel has been established ever since the reign of Richard II. This remarkable hotel has played host to the Tsar of Russia and the Emperor of Prussia, when both were preparing against Napoleon's threatening invasion. Montgomery and Eisenhower have also visited, in preparation for the momentous D-Day invasion. Many of the original features still exist in the hotel today, including hefty oak beams and the impressive 16th-Century inglenook fireplace. Although The White Hart has a rich history, the new owners refuse to be stuck in the past. A new outside bar is planned for the summer of 2011, along with a dining area allowing you to eat alfresco.
Inside, there is a restaurant and private dining room available for bookings. There are three bar areas, one of which is being restored to resemble the original snug bar - here you can enjoy a pint or meal in absolute comfort. Currently under construction, there are soon to be five large en-suite letting rooms - with some even suitable as family rooms.
Where possible, produce is sourced locally, with the chef also making all of his own bread daily. There are separate snack and restaurant menus, a traditional Sunday roast, and weekly steak and curry nights. The decadent desserts are all freshly made, along with a selection of fresh coffees that provides the ideal way to finish any meal. Many drinks are on offer at the bar, with real ales, Continental lagers, fine wines and Champagnes all available - ideal, whatever the occasion.
Become a part of history and stop by this famous hotel - perhaps stay the night to enjoy an establishment that is quite literally fit for an emperor.
Open: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am-midnight; Sun noon-11pm; Food Served: Mon-Thurs noon-3pm, 6pm- 9pm; Fri & Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-9.30pm; Sun noon-4pm