The White Hart: ‘ Cosy but also different’
THE pub’s manager may have changed at The White Hart, but she has kept the Vintage Inn watering hole true to its roots. The White Hart, in Aylesbury End, has been in the centre of the Old Town in Beaconsfield exuding rural charm and rustic character since the 1600s.
The pub served the town as a hotel when it first opened and hosted a cycling club, a law tennis club and a shooting club.
While it was once the home of the Lord of the Manor, it now welcomes it regulars to sit by the roaring fires and tuck into one of its hearty meals.
Manager Kirsty Reilly said “We get a whole different range of people now,” said Kirsty. “We get the older people during the week, popping in for a coffee or a pint. Then come the weekend we get the younger crowds coming for the night out.
“I think a lot of people come here for the atmosphere we have the fires and music.
“It’s something cosy but also different.”
The White Hart is also popular for its food.
Kirsty said pie Wednesdays, or Steak Night, always draw in the crowds.
“People like our food specials,” she said. “We have set mains and lunches. It’s a bit of home county food, hearty meals. We have things like pork belly, lamb shoulder and sausage and mash.”
But Kirsty said the thing that keeps people coming back the most is the ‘vintage’ feel.
“People know what they get here, they like what we do. They know it’s a rural pub, cosy, where they can come in and sit in the corner and while away the time, or come and talk to us at the bar and be a bit more social and lively.
“But the best is both fit together in the same place.”
Kirsty Reilly, manager of the White Hart in Aylesbury End