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The White Horse Tavern

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Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
Phone Number: 401-849-360
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Dining, Drinking
Description: The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.

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American History...Don't Miss It...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
MrCrossIsBoss
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Kokomo, Indiana
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182 reviews 182 reviews
32 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
61 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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265 reviews 265 reviews
55 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Shelton, Connecticut
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While strolling around Newport on sort of a do-it-yourself pub crawl one sunny day in mid August, we decided to stop in here for a beer and to take in the history. If you're a history fan, you'll love this place. It pre-dates the founding of our country by a century so there is quite a bit of history within... More 

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