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The White Horse Harpenden

Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
01582 469290
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Ranked #24 of 58 Restaurants in Harpenden
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of friends to the White Horse and had pre ordered Xmas Lunch. Fish platter was OK but soup was tasteless and watery. Main course consisted of one very thick slice of dry turkey with stuffing, obviously cut from a large catering size roll and clearly was not from a whole turkey. accompanied by overcooked carrots and... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I visited with 3 other members of my family. we loved the atmosphere, it felt great but the food in all our opinions was mediocre and far too expensive. We could have got similar food in a cafe and paid a more justifiable price for the pleasure, would not visit again.

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London
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is light and modern and was tastily decorated for Christmas. Unfortunately the food was far from tasty. The turkey looked and tasted as if it had come out of a tin and the Christmas pudding was a solid square catering block. The best part of the meal was the vegetables. Some tea and coffee was included in the... More 

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Harpenden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A Saturday lunchtime but not too busy. Pleasant restaurant, poor service and an hours wait for average food to arrive. Burgers overcooked, steaks tough but the gammon good.

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Four of us visited The White Horse yesterday afternoon. We were shown to a table and handed menus and told somebody would come along with the specials board very soon. The staff then proceeded to clear and clean a row of tables which had just been used by a large party. No problem with that but it must have been... More 

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Mrs_aylard, Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear Pamela B Thank you for your review! I'm sorry that our service was a little slow on your recent visit, we push ourselves to have our food at your table as quick as possible. We also strive to have our lovely pub looking as neat and tidy as possible, which means even if the tables int he eatery are... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited the White Horse restaurant for a family meal for my father's 80th birthday. From the original meal booking through to the last minute checks on the day (could we bring a cake, was it alright to bring some small table decorations in) and the the actual evening itself, the staff were very helpful and welcoming. The food was... More 

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Mrs_aylard, General Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear Julie V I would like to begin by again apologising for the mishap during your meal, not only the drink spillage but also what appeared to be a lack of care. A dessert and drink had been arranged for you by Ross, the poor young man with the nervous hands, and he was to bring it over for you.... More 

Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Have had three lunches during the summer months and have found the service and food of a generally acceptable standard. If they are very busy then the service can be a bit slow, but the food has always been good.

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Mrs_aylard, Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear ChrisJL_2005 Thank you for your review! Hopefully we'll see you back again soon when it's not too busy! Kind regards, Adam Yule More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fireworks great start but there it ended, I started with " Devon crab" and proceeded to have a sneezing fit for 2/3 minutes after, as did other diners around us, must be the dish additives, can't be anything else. My wife ordered sirloin steak cooked blue, it arrived medium rare and sent back. Another steak arrived after 10mins, this was... More 

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Mrs_aylard, Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear BarryM I would like to cover everything that you have written about in your review above, and so I will do so in the same order that you have spoken of them. Firstly, you wrote of a “Bonfire night disaster” in your title. While you were indeed dining with us on the 5th November, your meal had nothing to... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoyed a very good breakfast, the eggs Benedict were particularly good. Service was efficient apart from the cleaner busily cleaning the area and disabled toilet while we were eating. We had used the on line booking expecting to eat in the Eatery with full table service as stated on the menu but we had a table in the bar/snug... More 

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Mrs_aylard, Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear SJL54 Firstly, thank you so very much for your positive review. There are many times where one small negative point seems to overshadow all of our other good points. Secondly, I apologise that your meal was disrupted by our cleaner. With Christmas coming closer we are getting busier and busier, and it takes just that little bit longer to... More 

London, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to the WH for years and we warned our fellow diners, it is always an odd experience. And it was... One friend had a 'best before label' from a salad in her starter. The soft poached egg was anything but and the crumble was not even baked. To be fair, we provided feedback and the Manageress... More 

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Mrs_aylard, Manager at The White Horse Harpenden, responded to this review

Dear MikeyBLeeds I would like to thank you for continuing to be guests of ours despite having a few "odd" experiences. We are very sorry and disappointed with regards to the label in your food; this is the first time it has happened since I began here, and I can assure you it will never happen again. Concerning your email,... More 

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Address: Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
Phone Number: 01582 469290
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
Cuisine: British

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