Originally built as a farmhouse in 1806, The White Hart is an inn and restaurant on the village green of historic Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Just two hours outside New York City, nearby activities include hiking on the Appalachian Trail, bike riding through the foothills of the Berkshires, fly fishing and canoeing on the Housatonic River, skiing at one of the three nearby mountains, swimming in one of the Twin Lakes, and exploring antique shops, farm stands, and neighboring New England towns.
The White Hart underwent a large-scale renovation in 2010 and was reimagined and reopened in 2014. The property features 16 guest rooms, three dining rooms, a taproom with a full-service bar, two outdoor dining patios, a large porch with drink service, a ballroom and café. The artwork of Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Terry Winters, Donald Baechler, Hugo Guinness and Duncan Hannah is displayed throughout the premises.
Our restaurant is a gathering place for locals, travelers, and guests of the inn; we believe in the simple pleasure of eating and drinking well, enhanced by a convivial, festive environment. White Hart Provisions is our café and eclectic general store; a more casual space where friends can meet for breakfast, lunch or coffee or grab a sandwich or prepared meal to go. Our coffee is provided by Ilse Coffee, a small-batch roastery in based in Canaan, CT.
Chef Paul Pearson and the kitchen team prepare all of the food for our restaurant and café in-house, with an emphasis on nose-to-tail eating. The ingredient-driven menus feature locally sourced meat and produce prepared in a simple, elegant manner.
Since reopening in 2014, The White Hart has been the recipient of numerous awards and extensive press coverage including Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants in America,” Departures’ “American’s Most Charming Inns,” Tasting Table’s “Five Fall Vacations for Food Lovers, The Boston Globe’s “Six Classic New England Getaways, and Bloomberg’s “Ten Incredible Gourmet Inns Whose Food Is Worth Driving For,” along with articles in the Financial Times, T Magazine, The New York Times, GOOP, The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest.Book A Room (opens in a new tab)