The White Hart
Welcome to The White Hart, Wimborne. This 17th Century pub has grown with the town and we welcome everyone with our high quality food and wide range of drinks. Come on in, and grab a bite to eat or share a drink with an old friend.
The good ol’ days
Time for a History lesson…
The White Hart, located in the Corn Market, is one of the oldest buildings in Wimborne. The building dates back to 1648 and was originally used as the stabling for the Wimborne Minster.
It then went on to be a holding place for the local constabulary, waiting for the Assizes. The Assizes court formerly sat at intervals in each county of England and Wales to administer the civil and criminal law. In 1972, the civil jurisdiction of assizes was transferred to the High Court, and the criminal jurisdiction to the Crown Court.
The White Hart cellar was originally used as an abattoir by local pig farmers. In the 1980s, this became a games room and then it became the cellar as it is known today.
The front of The White Hart, was added in 1798 hence the regency windows and the fact that it is so much shorter than all of the surrounding buildings. The Masons Lodge next door used to be the United Reformed Church. Wimborne Model Town used to be located in the back of the pub (where there are now houses) until they relocated to their current location in King Street.
What People are Saying
“Great Sunday Roast”
“I popped into the pub for a spot of lunch on a day off work with my girlfriend. The staff are excellent! So polite and friendly. Couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating. The food was fantastic!”
“The food was super fresh cooked to perfection, plus our salad looked and tasted as if it had been picked that day. But most of all we were welcomed as if we had been coming for years from the staff, a big Thank you to Chloe who had given us first class service. Really lovely place who served traditional British food, can’t beat it, Just amazing .”
Basia & Bobby
“Best Roast in Dorset”
“My wife and I think the roast dinners in the White Hart are fantastic. Go there every Sunday. Staff are friendly and helpful. If you want more vegetables only have to ask. You won’t find a better roast anywhere.”
Brian and Maureen Russell
Hours of Operation
MON: 12 – 11pm
TUES: 12 – 11pm
WEDS: 12 – 11pm
THURS: 12 – 12 Midnight
FRI: 12 – 12 Midnight
SAT: 12 – 12 Midnight
SUN: 12 – 4pm
FOOD SERVED WEDS TO SAT 12 – 9PM
SUNDAY ROAST SERVED 12 – 4PM
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!