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The White Hart Has Closed


After many years and more than 7,500 guests, The While Hart closed for good on July 22, 2018.
We’ve had a great run, but now it’s time for us to retire.

♥ Thank you to all of our lovely guests ♥

A big “thank you!” goes out to our thousands of tea patrons, wedding guests, birthday celebrants, business clients, and all the other people we’ve had the pleasure to meet and to serve. You’ve made The White Hart successful — more so than we imagined before we opened our front door on that first Mother’s Day weekend. But now we’ve retired, to spend the next stage of our lives with our ever-changing generations of family. Thanks, everyone! 


♥ Thank you to Johanna, Reis, and Dora. We couldn’t have done it without you ♥

Everything was picture perfect and six months later, our guests still remind us how much fun they all had. Having our wedding in a historic Victorian home with so much natural beauty was everything we could have hoped for. I can’t recommend The White Hart enough!!

Thank you for a wonderful experience. We’ve already been talking up our afternoon tea with our customers.

I always have a wonderful time. That is why I keep bringing my friends with me.

Definitely the best tea we’ve ever had, and that comparison includes the Empress in Victoria BC and The Palace in San Francisco. The setting is fantastic in the old Dr. Hart house right in the center of town. On the outside the house shows the classical “painted lady” look. On the inside, it’s pure Victorian decor with original colored glass accents and period furniture. It’s welcoming without being stuffy.

Every single piece of food they present is beautiful and delicious. It’s quite easy and relaxing to play the game they’ve set up: you simply pick your tea and are presented with the rest for a package price… Every piece is a little treat. Everything is made on the premises…

What a wonderful experience!  The food was delicious, tea perfectly brewed, and owners genuinely nice people. No wonder they book up every weekend!

Not only delicious food but very creative and obviously made with pride and caring.

The owners are super-friendly and eager to share the history of the house. The food is the best part, though: Fresh with great homemade clotted cream and lemon curd for the scones. Add a small but great list of wines and beers at very reasonable prices and you can’t go wrong here.

Fantastic! I took my wife for a present and she said it was by far the best afternoon tea she’s had. The tea, food, service, atmosphere, etc. was all amazing.

The Victorian decor and general ambiance would normally dictate spotless manners, quiet voices, and a raised pinkie . . . except that’s not what they’re about. Jim and Kathy are happy to discuss it all with pragmatism and humor. They’re invested in the history but are down to earth and, since they live on the upper floors, they are truly welcoming you into their home.

We’ve been to tea all over the world (Bath, London, York, San Francisco, San Diego…) Yours is our favorite. You got it right: the perfect balance of elegance and casual ease. Delicious goodies, too!

We held our wedding reception here and… it could have gone wrong in a thousand ways, but the owners were extremely helpful, nice, and offered accommodations at an incredibly reasonable price. In the end, the day was perfect and everything came out as planned.

For authentic, relaxing afternoon tea in a beautiful setting, it doesn’t get better than this. Lovely, beautifully restored Victorian in the heart of Pacific Grove… The rooms are lovely, and so are the host and hostess. This is their home, and they do all of the preparation and serving of the food themselves out of a desire to share their beautiful home with others. They are genuine, warm and charming.

This place is great! The food is wonderful and the people who run it are very polite and accommodating. Definitely a place you must experience.

“As good as it gets” is correct. We very much enjoyed our tea. Book ahead; they fill up. The hosts are engaging and informative, not pretentious or intrusive, offering excellent food, all prepared on premises! Not only is the tea great, the house has been beautifully restored.

The experience at The White Hart could not have been a more perfect setting for this afternoon. Jim and Kathy are the consummate hosts, even down to snapping photos of our group! The ambiance is delightful and the fare was mouth-watering. Thank you!

Food was terrific. Attention to its design detail and taste was amazing. Thank you for a great atmosphere in your beautiful Victorian home!

My daughter and I enjoyed afternoon tea for the first time at this lovely, lovely location. We will definitely go back. The food, ambiance and staff were all outstanding! Our servers were very welcoming, charming, and informative regarding the history of the house. This was a great way to spend a few leisurely hours together. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

My husband and I hosted our wedding and reception at the White Hart last October and it was everything we ever dreamed it could be. Jim and Kathy are the kindest, most hospitable hosts and opened their beautiful home to us and our guests.

Fantastic, fresh, delicious tea! My husband and I enjoyed every bite today. Really exceptional food quality and beautiful to see as well. The house is lovely, Jim and Kathy are such gracious hosts, and everything is spotless. Such a special place.