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The White Horse Inn

Main Street, Empingham LE15 8PS, England
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed at this lovely inn which is located only a few minutes away from the beautiful shores of rutland water. The welcome was friendly and we were quickly shown to a lovely room that represented great value for money. Sure the bathrooms could do with a bit of a facelift but the overall room made up for this... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! We are very glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that next time you are visiting the area that you stay with us again. More 

Olney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spur of the moment walking weekend in January saw us find our way to Rutland Water and an overnight stay at the White Horse Inn. What's not to like - cosy rooms, comfortable bed with crisp white linen, a consistently hot shower and a tasty breakfast (very good bacon and sausages). Great pub too - friendly welcome. It is... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that next time you fancy a lovely situation for a walking break that you think of us again..... after all we do have a large number of Ospreys in residence over... More 

South East England
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a suitable venue to hold a family get together we came across the White Horse Inn and glad that we did. We took rooms which were spacious, clean and well appointed, that evening the staff arranged an anti room for us so the whole family could eat together, the meal was excellent and we received the best of... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review we are so glad that you enjoyed your family get together with us! We hope that next time you are in the area we will be able to welcome you again. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

"Multum in parvo" That's Latin for "much in little", and it's the motto of Rutland, England's smallest county*. Rutland is also where you'll find the town of Empingham, in which you will find the pub The White Horse, in which you will find a number of delectable rooms, in which you will find you can stay. However, "much in little"... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We hope that you will be back to try our real ales again soon as like you said this really is a county that has a lot in a little place! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Rather than try to book for lunch in Stamford, with parking a major concern, we booked at the White Horse. It's a few years since we've eaten there, but we weren't disappointed. A sensible number of choices on the menu, with options to suit all diets, and the food was excellent. A complimentary glass of mulled wine (this was just... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Many Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, it is from getting feedback from our customers that we can move forwards and continue to improve! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to be able to welcome you again soon. More 

Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We decided to return to the white horse as we've heard there was a new menu.we had a table of 12 and in my error I forgot to book. But with no fuss, a young man on the bar Joe ( a credit to you).quickly arranged our tables and before we could take in the beautiful setting we sat drinks... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A fantastic hotel! I had the pleasure of staying here for a few days and from the first moment I was taken by the charm and peaceful setting. The food was superb and worth a visit in its own right, but all the staff deserve special mention for the politeness and professional attitude. Their keenness to help was evident when... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review of your stay with us at the White Horse! We are very glad that you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was our first trip to Rutland and the first time we had opted for B and B accommodation with the dog (usually we rent a cottage). The accommodation was lovely - we had an ensuite family room with a king size comfy bed and a single bed . Tea and coffee making facilities included a Nespresso pod machine in... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review of your stay with us at the White Horse! We are very glad that you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I've only ever had food here and it has always been pretty good. It's alway been a bit quiet but then it is a village pub/inn, I just found that it made me feel like I had to whisper at first if you know what I mean. The menu is simple with a good selection of british dishes that come... More 

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review for us! We really value you feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

If you want a delightful meal in a lovely location then this is the place to eat. Outstanding meals and wonderful staff and very competitive prices. Lovely area outside to have drinks and to watch the world go by and very quirky and atmospheric inside

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WhiteHorseRutland, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal at the White Horse and would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review! we hope to see you again soon! More 

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