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The White Hart Bar & Restaurant

Focal point on an 880-acre estate

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

Surrounded by landscaped gardens and leafy woodland paths, the White Hart is part of the splendid 14th-century Dartington Hall, home of a famous arts trust. Ancient tapestries, open fires, flagstones, Gothic chandeliers and limed oak settles characterise the interior. Devonshire and Cornish real ales and Dartington’s own cider are available in the bar; outside there’s a patio. Starters on Anuj Thakur’s menu include line-caught mackerel escabeche; Exmouth mussels; and Vulscombe goats’ cheese. Further local sourcing is evident from mains such as Devon lamb rump with polenta, charred courgette and gazpacho fondue; Salcombe and Dartmouth-reared pork with salsify, ham hock bon bon and toasted-nut muesli; and roasted butternut with wild mushrooms and Sharpham cheese. Desserts are few, but delicious nonetheless – chocolate mousse with Cointreau sorbet; glazed lemon tart with clotted cream; roast pineapple with Breton sablé biscuit; and sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb ice cream. Curries are served every Thursday night.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11
  • Lunch: all week 12-3
  • Dinner: all week 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: St Austell Tribute and Proper Job, Hunter's Elmhirst, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Ashridge Dartington Gold, Sandford Orchards Devon Red

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

A38 onto A384 towards Totnes. Turn at Dartington church into Dartington Hall Estate

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