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The White Hart Wimbish

Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2UZ | 01799 599030 | Email

Sunday roast saffron walden

Testimonials for the White Hart Wimbish


"Good afternoon Leigh, I would just like to say thank you. I brought my mum and her partner, Dennis for lunch yesterday- (Dennis was born in the pub) and it was delicious- the service was very attentive and the girls were very polite. We all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and pudding. It made Dennis’ day to come and visit his birth place and I’m sure he will be emailing his family to fill them in. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your staff too."
Kind regards, Clare and Andy Matthews 05.02.18

"Dear Leigh & Phil, Ww what a surprise you all gave me on Saturday, 19th March 2016 – it was great. I was completely in the dark – well done you. I shall always remember St. Patrick’s day now. Food was great and you looked after everyone really well. Thank you both so much for making my day. Love John"

"Dear Leigh, Thanks so much for Saturday, we all enjoyed it so much & everything was really efficient and the food lovely. You, the waitress and the chef made my Dad's birthday lunch a real pleasure"
Liz 28.02.16

"Dear Leigh and Gang, Just want to thanks you all for a fantastic meal last Tuesday. Everyone said it was the best Christmas meal that we have had during the 10 years we have been together! Thanks you all! Enjoy your well deserved break in the New Year!"
Very best wishes Carole 13.12.2015

"Good Morning Leigh and Phil, Just a note to say thank you for last night. Afraid we made a lot of noise, but we had a lovely evening. We enjoyed the food and your girls who served were all excellent. Not easy to serve 19 people, all talking, in a small space but they were very professional. Thank you. We all take it in turn to arrange this family evening, so thank God, it will be another 10 years before my turn comes round again!!!!!!! Know it will be hard work for you both now until Christmas/New Year but try and enjoy it when you do eventually get a break."
Regards Pam Xmas Bash Friday 11th December

"Dear Phil & Leigh, What can you say? Thank you! Doesn’t seem enough for all that you did for us on Monday. Everything was wonderful, the food was superb, Phil excelled himself, Ellie, Ella, Jamie and Matt couldn’t have worked harder or been more helpful – not forgetting Alex – unseen but hard working – the marquee looked beautiful and everything went like clockwork. A shame about Leigh’s foot but at least it meant she was able to sit and eat with us and it was lovely to have her company all day. All our friends have been singing your praises and everyone had the best time with wonderful things being said about the White Hart. Thank you for the fabulous present – where do you get your ideas? All our love and thanks to you and your wonderful staff.
Gareth & Celia xxxx Golden Wedding Anniversary 24th August 2015

"Dear Leigh, Firstly apologies for the rather late email from us to say thank you very much for the christening party for Emma on the 29th March. We had a brilliant day and it went very smoothly from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Thank you for your attentive service and help to keep the day moving along. We also have had so many positive comments regarding the food and the service from your team. I don't think the day could have gone any better and we have many happy memories and photos to look back on. A huge thank you to all and see you soon!"
Sam x

"We wanted to thank you both for making us and, particularly my sister, so welcome last Wednesday for lunch (arranged with you by Caroline). The whole experience was very enjoyable in a very relaxing environment and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming again in the future. Meanwhile we hope that your lovely venerable dog continues to enjoy life and the adulation of his many admirers."
With best wishes and thanks, Carol & Barry Fenwick

"Dear Leigh & Phil, Thank you both, and your staff, for giving us such a lovely time on Saturday. The food was superb, as always, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you, too for the wine, a delightful gift and much enjoyed and appreciated."
All good wishes, Gwenda

"We feel very lucky to have found the White Hart as a wedding venue. It  suited our day perfectly as we really wanted to have a wedding which was relaxed, informal and with a personal touch. Leigh and Phil were fantastic throughout. They were very accommodating with our requests, the food was delicious and our guests still comment on how enjoyable the day was for them as well as us. The entire team at the White Hart were very professional making the day smoothly which enabled us to fully enjoy the occasion. We cannot recommend the White Hart highly enough!"
Gemma and Adam Powell

"Just wanted to say that I thought our lunch today was fantastic and everything was perfect. Thank all of you at the White Hart for making it such a good start to Christmas."
Armel Cates

"We just wanted to say a massive thank you to each and every person who was involved in our Wedding Day. We’d particularly would like to thank Leigh for looking after us so well on the day and making sure everything went to plan. We have had so many compliments on the food and the service, all the guests received; they have all said that it was a beautiful day. The running of the day couldn’t have gone any smoother and we didn’t have to think about anything apart from enjoying our Wedding Day. It was the most amazing memorable day which will stay with me forever. Thank you so much".
Lee & Louise Grout

"Leigh, Just a quick email to say a big THANK YOU from all of us for Saturday to you and your great team. Everyone loved the food, atmosphere and thank you so much for making us feel so welcome as well. We all had a really lovely time and a good old catch up - it's been two years since we all got together - so lots to talk about. I had the family calling me yesterday about how much everyone enjoyed the food and the location - so I think we will be having another get together with you some time soon! It was lovely to meet you all - please pass on our thanks to the Chef! Warmest regards,"
Kim - Family Gathering - 14 May 2016

"Dear Leigh. Just to say thank you to you and the team for looking after us so well yesterday. The food and service, as always, was excellent and we and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed our day. The Business reflects great credit on you personally, With our renewed thanks and very best wishes."
Margaret and Peter Benwell

"My dear Leigh, What a great success it was ! Everyone was full of praise not only for the excellent meal but for the presentation and cheerful atmosphere. Your husband surpassed himself whilst Sarah and Josh were delightful. Many congratulations. Thank goodness that we found you, earlier this year, and decided to make you our new permanent home. It was good of you to accept us on Mondays. Now, may I wish you all a successful time in the days ahead, a happy if very busy Christmas and a successful 2015. Thank you very much indeed for everything yesterday and your always cheery welcome."
Very sincerely, Roslyn (RZ)

"Thank you so much for helping to make mine and Paul's anniversary evening so special. The service, atmosphere and food was impeccable and the generous gift of prosecco was much appreciated! We look forward to coming back to the White Hart again very soon, best wishes,"
Diane & Paul Frainer.

"Dear Leigh, We would like to thank you and your staff for making today such a lovely occasion which was enjoyed by all. Everyone said how nice the food was. We hope we can visit you again in the not too distant future. Many thanks"

"Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the Italian Evening. Every course was delicious and superbly presented. The atmosphere was lovely and what attention to detail - Italian music all evening. Amazing value as well. Can't wait for the next one!"
Lisa and Reece

"Dear Leigh, I just wanted to say a huge "THANK YOU!!" to you and all your staff for making Toby's birthday meal a truly memorable and lovely evening on Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food we had and I know Toby had a great evening - the room was perfect - home-from-home! Thank you so very much. By the way, my husband says we'll be back in a few weeks for some corks! (and hopefully another meal too)."
Kind regards, Amanda, Toby, Steve and everyone who came

"THANK YOU. Lunch at The White Hart rounded off a very special day!
Dear Leigh & Phil, Thank you very much for staying open last Wednesday afternoon and for the lovely lunch, (food – as always – excellent) service is always brilliant and Lucy was great. 
Thanks again".
Catherine & Roy Doswell, OBE

"Thank you both for making our 60th parties so enjoyable for us, our friends and family. We all had a great time. Phil the food was lovely – spot on. Thank you. Leigh – Thank you for organising everything and the getting the sun to shine. It has created a really good memory for us of our 60th birthdays".
Jo & John

"I'm home in the US right now and just showing pictures of your location to my girlfriend who could not join me on this recent trip back to the UK to visit with family. I was in your restaurant last week with my 93 year old mother and my sister. We had a wonderful meal and visit at your restaurant; the food, service and ambience for a Thursday lunchtime was excellent. I just wanted to let you know you have found a new, US based fan who will spread the word of your beautiful location. I look forward to visiting again soon and continued success and prosperity to you and yours".
Regards, Gary Hartman

"Just to say thank you very much to all involved in our small christening party last Saturday afternoon. I think we were a little earlier than planned due to the shortness of the christening service but everything was very nicely done and the food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and my daughter could not have been happier with the venue, she loved it."
With best regards, Debra Ballantyne

"Dear Ms Cross, I just want to thank you and your staff for such an enjoyable Birthday Lunch on 21/08/10. All my Guests have phoned to say what a superb meal they had, and to praise you on such excellent service. Thank you for arranging a Private Room".
Kind regards, Beryl Gilbey

"We would just like to thank you yesterday for our gorgeous meals and welcoming hospitality yesterday lunch time 8/7/17. Apart from travelling down to pick our German Shepherd pup we had come to pay respects to two of my husbands friends at Wimbish cemetery. They both were killed in Iraq and were close friends to him. He was quite upset after visiting until we came for lunch at The White Hart. I would like to personally thank you for cheering him up. Even though you weren't aware of the situation you made him smile with your friendly chat and my son Patrick hasn't stopped talking about your chicken nuggets! Lovely to have met you and we will be back in a few weeks to show you our bundle of fluff. ".
Take care, The Buckingham family.

"Thank you for making our 25th Anniversary so memorable. Fantastic Location. Fantastic Food. Fantastic Service and attention to detail. Thanks for arranging the flowers, and your very generous bottle of wine. See you soon, Kindest regards,"
Chris & Christine Lawrence

"To Leigh & Everyone at The White Hart Wimbish Thank you for making our wedding luncheon such a success. The service, the food & wine and the greeting on arrival was lovely. Kind regards,"
Colin & Mibette

"Hello Leigh, Just wanted to say thank you again for all that you did for us yesterday, it was all perfect and everything that I wanted. We had a great time and as usual the food was superb. Everyone was very complimentary about it. Please pass on our thanks to your staff as well. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards"
Helen Mummery

"Dear Leigh, We all just wanted to thank you and your team for a really lovely lunch for Shirley this afternoon. The food was excellent - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it - and the service was great. We'll see you again soon, Kind regards"

"Hi Leigh, Thanks so much for making my birthday lunch so nice, we all really enjoyed. The food was delicious as always. See you again soon."
Carol Steve Skelton & gang

"Dear Leigh, just wanted to say a big thankyou for last night. Everyone said how fabulous the location/service and food was. A really great time was had by all - I think you'll have even more customers coming your way"
Kate x

"We had lunch at the White Hart today, and would like to say a big thank you to the staff for all the help with our elderly mother, who has mobility difficulties. You were very kind and helpful to her, and she ( and us) was delighted, as it made such a difference. The food was fantastic....delicious and generous portions and beautifully presented, so we will definitely be returning even though we don't live locally! Thank you once again."
Gill and Alan Howe

"Dear Leigh and staff, We would just like to thank you all for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary so special. The food and the service was excellent. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Our compliments to the Chef, we will certainly return, and have already recommended you to all our friends. Thank you once again."
Kindest regards from, Jean and Bob Shepherd

"To Leigh and all your staff. Thank you so much for all your hard work that went into making our wedding reception so special. The food was absolutely amazing, I would recommend the BBQ to anyone thinking of having a summer celebration with you. You were so accommodating with all the special dietary requirements and the vegetarian options were perfect. Everybody has commented on what a wonderful day they had, helped on by brilliant sunshine to make full use of the marquee on the front. I would not change anything about our day, and hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a venue for any occasion to consider the White Hart."
Thank you again Debbie and Aaron Gibson

"Dear Leigh, Just a quick note to say thank you very much for making our little boy’s day so very special and looking after us so well. Really all our guests loved the food ...even days later they still talked about it and how great everything was! We will definitely be back soon"
Tina, Alex & Nathaniel

"Dear Leigh, Thank you very much for helping to make our wedding breakfast into a very special occasion. The food and service was impeccable, especially in view of the crowded room. We received some lovely comments on the quality of the food."
Best wishes, John & Gillian

"Leigh and all your staff, You are probably away on a well deserved holiday, but just to say a big thank you for the lunch on New Years Day All 15 of us had a wonderful meal and it helped the hangovers no end!!!! Many thanks".

"Dear Leigh & Team, Trisha’s 50th Birthday meal, 30th August. Thank you all very much for looking after a party of 5 that evening for what was a milestone event. She was, as were we all, delighted with both the quality and choice of the food (her being a vegetarian) and the attentive service, which was balanced just right. The evening was a credit to all involved and we have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to family and friends. Very well done. Nick (aka Trish’s big brother)."
Nick Ridgeway and family

"We just wanted to say a big thank you to Leigh and her team who helped make our son's Christening Day a day to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, all the staff were friendly and helpful and everyone complimented the excellent food prepared by Phil. Thank you again, we look forward to coming in for a meal soon.".
Kind regards, Chris & Rebecca Hopki

"Hi, Thank you for our family lunch today, brothers sisters and all cousins. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the place was great and the lunch brilliant also thanks for the family photos. We will be back as it is fairly central for all of us.".
Regards Ian Scott - July 2017