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The White Horse Inn

2 Main Street, Empingham LE15 8PS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this accommodation believing it to be a traditional pub with accommodation only to find when we arrived that it had recently changed hands; a fact that we had not been made aware of. It now classed as a gastro pub with rooms. The accommodation was clean but basic. Dinner itself was poor with one dish overcooked. The portions... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looked nice, however welcome from staff was poor, they appeared to do their best to ignore us and not serve us, food was quite nice, nothing exceptional. However being asked to pay for dinner when ordering was like being in MacDonalds, think the staff were very judgemental which was incredibly insulting. No I wouldn't go there again and i wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I was hoping for a late lunch and having been to a few pubs in the area we came across the white horse and they were still serving food. We were greeted and shown to our table. The surroundings were warm for a cold Sunday. My partner decided on the triple meat and I had the salmon... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

These days designer burgers are quite normal. I thought mine was a little dry for the £12 it cost (the fries were good). My dad had chicken and mushroom pie, with rather a heavy crust. The interior decor is pleasing with plenty of wood in sight. Empingham village is very pretty and worth a visit. The owners have just taken... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ordered the squid and chilli sauce starter at £7.00 each. We were very surprised when we were served the meal. Each wooden platter contained six battered squid rings and a small pot of chilli sauce. The was no garnish, salad or bread just the aforesaid six squid rings which although well cooked, in our opinion and... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gourmet meals in a up market pub, great quality and attention to the look of the food and service. Friendly, and due to location busy. Ample parking and close to Rutland water so walkable from pub. Seating outside as well as internally. Transformed from previous owners, targeted at the mid to higher end gastro pub market.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called for lunch before a visit to Rutland water and really enjoyed it.We just had the smoked salmon and cream cheese and the Lincolnshire sausage ciabatta sandwiches but really enjoyed them.Very nice pub with friendly staff.

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Anstey, Leicestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very short notice booking so could only get a twin room that would take the dog. Clean and tidy, typical country pub accommodation. Nice real ales but only 2 of the 3 pumps on. Bit pricy at £3.70 a pint, that's £1.20 more than my local village pub, but then its location is very good for Rutland Water. Dogs allowed... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here ever year for the last 6yrs, never again. For complaining they refused to serve us drinks after the alleged meal, The manager wouldn't speak to us and left it it a young barmaid to sort out, we felt sorry for her being put in this position

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited the White Horse just after the previous couple took over in 2013. The food was great then, bar service a little slow, but overall a very enjoyable evening. We visited again with friends this week and what a change! Very limited menu and the food we received was not at all enjoyable. I had lamb which was very... More 

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