The White Hart in Southwark: New look for an old favourite

The White Hart, Southwark gets a new dining room, a new menu and launches with Bankside scavenger hunt


 The White Hart in Southwark, an iconic pub owned by Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, has reopened following a refurbishment. The pub on Great Suffolk Street has been extended into the former Pickles Café next door to create a new kitchen and beautiful dining space to support this popular local pub.


To celebrate the reopening of The White Hart, Alex Stupple, General Manager of The White Hart, will be running a scavenger hunt in the local area. One or two wooden deer will be hidden around the pub’s neighbourhood until the end of June and anyone who finds a deer needs to post their discovery, including the hashtag #FindMyHart, on social media tagging @TheWhiteHartSE1 to receive a voucher for a meal for four at The White Hart.


Records indicate the pub was built in the 1700s and the original Friary Meaux stonework can still be seen on the outside of the building. Fuller’s acquired the pub in July 2013 and the additional space has provided for a kitchen that allows The White Hart to operate the sort of service customers expect from Fuller’s – with a great range of beers, ciders and wines, delicious fresh food prepared by skilled chefs in the modern new trade kitchen and an outstanding welcome from Alex and his team.


Food can be enjoyed either al fresco, in the bar (including the ‘Pickle Snug’ to celebrate the transformed Pickles Café) or in the bright dining room which sports sparkling floor to ceiling windows, art-deco lighting and traditional panelling. The new summer menu involves fresh seasonal produce cooked on-site daily, only available at a Fuller’s Kitchen. It features delights such as the incredible battered pickles, chargrilled courgette and chicken kebabs, Owton’s dry-aged rump steak and strawberry Eton Mess, as well as hand-crafted signature dishes like pan fried salmon fillet with braised fennel, peppers, tomatoes, olives, caper and lemon.


Alex said: “The new refurbishment has transformed The White Hart into a larger, brighter, more modern pub ideal for socialising around Bankside, while maintaining its traditional feel. I am excited that my fantastic team and I now have a place to work that reflects the quality of the food the pub offers, and the care we put into our service, just in time for summer!” 


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The White Hart, Southwark:

Address: The White Hart, 22 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG,



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Notes to Editors

Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 179 Tenanted Inns and 199 Managed Pubs and Hotels, with a focus on delicious fresh, home-cooked food, outstanding cask and craft ale, great wine and exceptional service. The Company also has 724 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate. The Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Bristol to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 170 locations within the M25. Fuller’s owns a 76% stake in The Stable, a craft cider and gourmet pizza restaurant business, which has 17 sites in England and Wales.


The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, Oliver’s Island, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. The Company owns Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer. In December 2015, Fuller’s acquired a 51% stake in Nectar Imports, a wholesale drinks business and in February 2018 it acquired Dark Star Brewing, a craft cask ale brewer based in Sussex with brand such as Hophead and American Pale Ale.