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White Hart

(formerly Olde White Hart)

191 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2B 5QD

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
Sundayclosed

Meal Times

12 - 8 Mon - Sat
12 - 5 Sun

Operator

Morton-Scott Pub Company

About the Pub

A pub that is much larger than it looks from the outside. There is a narrow bar leading to a large baronial rear area. Rebuilt in 1912 by Hoare and Company's Red Lion Brewery, the pub claims from Old Bailey archives to have been in existence since 1216 and to be the oldest licensed premises in London. It, and the surrounding Drury Lane area, was a plague hotspot in the Great Plague of 1665. Reputed, like many others in the area, to be a pub where condemned men had their last drink and the company of a good (bad) woman; it is on record that the highwayman Jack Sheppard had his last glass here. The White Hart was a favourite emblem of Richard II though the origins of the creature date at least from Alexander the Great's time. Archive photos of this pub as a Charrington's Ales house may be seen at http://www.historypin.org/en/white-hart/

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • St Austell Tribute

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Events Events

    DJ on Saturday nights.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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White Hart

191 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2B 5QD

Sat Nav Reference

51.516127, -0.124118

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

8, 25, 55, 98

Nearby Station (900m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (350m)

Holborn

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Photo date: May 2013

White Hart

191 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2B 5QD

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Events
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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