Front of house
Cheffo as he is known, managed the Hare in Langton Green from 1996 until opening the White Hart in 2009. During his time at the Hare it won best dining pub in Kent (Good Pub Guide). He has a passion for food and working long hours, but he is over thirty now, so finds it harder to party on through. He loves Manchester United, has called his pet rabbit Trafford, for goodness sake and is married to Lisa.
At over six foot Mols is not really designed for the very low Tudor ceilings of The White Hart and when she first started considered wearing a crash helmet. Molly has areal passion for pubs and has already acquired a varied c.v. We are happy that she has now found her home at with us and with her sunny attitude and perma smile she has quickly become a favourite with customers and crew alike. I think she could go a long way if she can just avoid those low beams.
Trainee Assistant Manager
If you have ever been in the pub and wondered if Santa was in you have probably just heard Guy roaring away at one of his own jokes, it really is infectious. The original half glass full kind of chap and that glass will be real ale. Guy has a real passion for ales and is the driving force behind the White Harts ever changing beer line up. Ho Ho Ho.
Jenny 'Talulah' Thomas has many titles (most of them self appointed).
Amongst them are 'Queen of Coffee' and I must admit her Latte art is right on point, she is gradually schooling the rest of us with varying degrees of success.
Jen is also our 'Christmas fairy" overseeing our busiest Christmas in her first year in the role. She returns this year promising to break more records. Another title is 'The Hamerette' being a lifelong West Ham but lets gloss over that and concentrate on the first two.
Gareth hails from South Africa, but luckily for us he settled in Edenbridge. He's a man of few words who lets his cooking do the talking and is proving to be the 'yin' to Jason's 'yang'. He comes from a local Michelin starred restaurant, so he knows his beans. Gareth is kept busy when he is not working by his daughter Lily and is married to Charlotte.
Paul, also known as "Chuckles", is a very happy chappy with a 'can do', positive, 'glass-half-full' attitude and an infectious laugh. He fits in very well with the all too happy and relaxed chefs at the White Hart - no stressed out Ramsay expletives or Pierre White tantrums here. Paul actually started front of house earlier in his career, but after showing a natural talent for cooking he found himself starting to dress all in white. Paul, much like Eddie, has a second love for two wheeled freedom and owns Chris's dream bike.
Junior Sous Chef
Paul's surname looks like a really bad scrabble hand (5 points was the best I could score, give it a go). It is actually of South African descent, and has Zulu heritage leading to a very obvious nickname. Paul is one of those rare chefs who is unflappable and totally amenable, this coupled with the fact he is also a Man Utd fan makes him pretty much perfect in my eyes :)
Mark up until recently was in charge of all the lovely parks and public grounds in Tunbridge Wells. We managed to coax him out of semi retirement to look after the White Hart, where he harbours great plans for a herb garden and even a vegetable patch. As is appropriate for a man of his calling, he is greener than green, and prefers pedal power to horse power.
Use the calendar to book a table. If the time you''re after is not available, give us a call and we will try our best to fit you in. We keep some tables for phone bookings.