The White Hart Boxford sits on the bank of the river box in the very center of the village.
Featuring regularly changing guest ales, from a wide assortment of local breweries,
the charming pub benefits from authentic period beams originally dating from the 16th century, also
in the late 19th century the site once located a substantial Victorian Brewery
The extensive kitchens within the pub have been recently refurbished and now serve a wide variety of
delicious dishes, including stone baked handmade pizzas, wish is a must try dish when visiting.
The White Hart will be forever associated with Tornado Smith. Born George William Smith, was the son of a former landlord.
He has been acknowledged by the British motorcycle industry as the first Englishman to perform the spectacular Wall of Death,
a highly dangerous form of motorcycle entertainment, which was popular during the 1920s and 30s and was then performed
at holiday venues such as the Kersal in Southend. Tornado Smith also performed the stunt in the pub garden and elsewhere
and was particularly famous (and unique) for a while in featuring a lioness sat in his sidecar during the act.
The lioness, called Briton, was later buried within the grounds of the pub.
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