White Hart Hotel

Bocking EndBraintreeCM7 9ABUnited Kingdom

About White Hart Hotel

The Hotel White Hart dates back to the 16th century and has become a modern hotel while honouring its tradition as a coaching inn.

All bedrooms have free Wi-Fi access, a TV, tea/coffee facilities, and their own bathroom.

The hotel features 32 rooms with accommodations for single travellers as well as families. There is a meeting room for business events with space up to 30 people. There is a car park for guests at no charge. Guide dogs are welcome.

A range of traditional English food is served in the hotel’s restaurant from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Two separate bars provide a quiet area for guests to unwind with a log fireplace and drinks.

The Hotel White Hart is located less than a mile from the train station in the centre of Braintree, where travellers will find a variety of shopping and dining options. Hedingham Castle, the Fennes Estate, Gosfield Hall, and Leez Priory are all within a short drive.


Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1376321401 | Fax: +44 1376552628 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Quirky old world character

The building which hosts the White Hart has a rich history and has been a local fixture since the 16th century Originally built as a coaching inn, the hotel has seen many updates and upgrades to meet modern expectations However, the owners have managed to keep the atmosphere and charm alive so each guest feels as if they are stepping back into history during their stay.

Smack in the centre of town

Located in the heart of Braintree, hotel guests will have no trouble finding a wide variety of shopping and dining choices all within a short walk.

Recently refurbished with modern touches

New owners of the White Hart brought the hotel a full renovation from top to bottom The lobby, rooms, and restaurant all were given upgrades to meet modern standards, allowing the hotel to compete with national chains while retaining its independent spirit.

Negative Reviews

More staff could improve service

Guest reviews often touch on a shortage of staff at the hotel; particularly in the restaurant area With few hands on deck, getting quick service can be a challenge However, the staff is always complimented for being attentive and accommodating, despite being over worked.

Food quality at the restaurant is hit and miss

Online comments about the food served at the hotel restaurant are mixed While some compliment the menu choices, the quality of the meals can be underwhelming when compared to the ambiance of the dining area.

Improvements needed for the car park

While the White Hart has a dedicated car park for guests, it is not generally considered a highlight Spaces could be widened and pavement could be patched to provide a better service.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 586 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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    7.1 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.8 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 586 reviews