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The White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
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Ranked #1 of 11 nightlife in Newport
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.
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Chester, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was our second visit to White Horse and it was just as impressive as the first! A classic New England style tavern with candlelights and a functional fireplace. Staff is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Wine list was lovely and I will dream about there lobster Mac and cheese until I return! Yum!!

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Sharon, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Incredible ambiance, great service, the waitress was pretty knowledgeable about the history of the place, which certainly enriched our experience there. The only downside was the too small portion of my sirloin steak dish which, on the other hand, was delicious. Without a doubt, it is worth the visit!

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend found this while searching online under obscure Newport. White Horse Tavern is America's oldest tavern and offers brunch, lunch and dinner. The lobster salad blt was simply delicious. The meat was fresh and seasoned lightly with a dill aioli and the croissant it was on was one of the best I've had. The french fries were hand cut... More

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Top Contributor
414 reviews 414 reviews
40 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Thankfully there was a spot behind the building in the small parking lot as it was wicked cold and windy this night. We were seated promptly, although I will say, you don't want to sit against the windows as the old building is drafty. We both had the beef Wellington, which was excellent and shared a bottle of wine. Our... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went there for a Holiday meal. The ambience was perfect! The wood fire in the dining room set the stage for a culinary dream. Our excellent server,Dominick could'n have been more helpful.Descriptions of the various selections to chosing a great wine. Experience TALKS.. The food we chose really was exceptional.Perfectly paired with sides which accented the entire meal.The chef is... More

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Rexford, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Past 2 visits to newport stopped for drinks. Great spot. Looks and feels like the oldest tavern in America, which is what makes it so charming. While there took a welcomed break from all electronic devices out of respect for a place better suited to hitching your horse than to tweeting to the world your drink choice. Personable, low key... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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159 reviews 159 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stopped here to eat because we had seen them on the Rachel Ray show. The service was excellent, and the food was prepared nicely. This is a cool piece of history to be sitting in a building several hundred years old and in such great shape. They have done a nice job here, and this is a definite must... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

When I read that this tavern was established in 1673 and is the oldest pub in the US, I made this my number 1 place to visit. I was in Rhode Island on business and had dinner somewhere else but I did make it to the tavern at about 9pm on Saturday night for some drinks. It wasn't crowded and... More

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Tarrytown, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I've been to The White Horse Tavern twice already this year. The first visit was back on New Years Eve & the most recent was back in April. The NYE visit was very enjoyable. While it was very busy that evening, the service & food were both excellent. We sat in the small room upstairs right in front of the... More

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were looking for a good meal and something unique to Newport and The White Horse was perfect. Historical as well as charming, we loved everything about it - including the food. Started with the sautéed mushrooms, Caesar salad, and clam chowder. All amazing. This was followed with the gnocchi (unreal) and my companions had the signature Beef Wellington (which... More

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