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Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
Phone Number: 401-849-360
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.

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Oldest Tavern in the Country

Flash back from the Colonial Days this restaurant serves excellent food and wine in a cozy atmosphere that is private and warm..Fireplace included in the winter time not charge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Flash back from the Colonial Days this restaurant serves excellent food and wine in a cozy atmosphere that is private and warm..Fireplace included in the winter time not charge!

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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

103 years before America entered independence and became a country, this place was founded and it noted as America's oldest tavern. It's full of history and is a landmark not to be missed. On that note, Newport, Rhode Island isn't to be missed. Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. A bucket list MUST.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had drinks in the bar room that had original timber framed ceilings. The bartender was very knowledgable about the taverns history.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went with our 3 and 4 year old for a 6pm dinner. Though they were on their best behavior, I wouldn't recommend small children. the environment is filled with quiet conversations in a dark environment. Being a true patriot, I absorbed every minute of my experience and can't wait for my return. Not only did the history behind the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went here just for the fact that it's the oldest tavern in the U.S. We had a wonderful experience, with fast service and wonderful food and drink at moderate prices. We were offered a table right next to the fireplace. The entire place is quaintly decorated and quiet jazz music is played.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I had my 45th birthday dinner there and the atmosphere was cozy and romantic. The food was average but everything else made up for it. We were able to tour the tavern and take in the history of the place. The service was fast and courtesy. The lobster was to-die-for! Overall, we would come back simply for the service and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arived without booking and this place was heaving We had a drink at the bar in this historic building and even though it was very busy the service was excellent A great place to visit even for just one drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Taking a meal at the White Horse was like taking a step back in time. The ambiance of the oldest tavern in the US didn't let me down. We sat at the bar - often the best place to learn about a place - and the bar tender did not disappoint! We learned a lot about the establishment and the... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is the oldest tavern in America and you can feel the history when you walk in the door. We sat in the bar and had drinks. It was fun and amazing to be there. The specialty drinks were great. Ask to see the picture of the ghost.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped by for a late lunch in the garden this past Saturday. We had my small Sheltie mix with us, so we asked permission for him to join us at the outdoor table. The hostess sensibly confirmed that he would not be disruptive, and once reassured, was very friendly. Our waiter brought my dog water and a treat unbidden.... More 

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Additional Information about The White Horse Tavern

Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
Phone Number: 401-849-360
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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