11-21 High Street
The Whyte Harte Hotel in Bletchingley is a historic 10 room traditional Inn which is modern and comfortable. It is a stones throw from Junction 6 of the M25, and is 20 minutes from Gatwick airport. Our promise is to serve real ale and locally sourced food, and make your stay truly comfortable and enjoyable.
Since the reign of Richard II, the Whyte Harte has offered fine foods, real ales and comfort to travellers. Situated in the beautiful historic village of Bletchingley, the Whyte Harte is one of the few surviving Medieval Inns in Britain today, and is steeped in history. Said to date back to 1388, it possesses wooden beams, which are believed to be from ships of the time.
Bletchingly, was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and therefore evidence of its existence can be traced back to Saxon times. St Marys church opposite the Whyte Harte dates back to 1100. Many of the original features of the pub can be seen today.
The original fire grate dates back to 1613, and there is even a bakers oven in a recess. The site has also had more practical uses, in the 18th century it was used for what was called at the time as rotten parliamentary elections and its hard to believe that Bletchingley returned two members of parliament while the somewhat larger city of Manchester returned none! In the 1950s the landlord of the time was well known for serving Jugged Hare, Mulled wine and clay pipes from the main fireplace. Today these fireplaces are still working; there are 3 in total, with the main one being the focal point in the bar.
Nowadays you can sit and relax on our sofas and wile away the hours while we look after you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Wireless internet connection
Tea and coffee making facilities
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Internet connection (wireless)
We serve food from 12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 10.00pm Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Bletchingley area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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