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The White Horse Harpenden

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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
01582 469290
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ate here Bank Holiday Monday when they had a special gin event (yay!) Gibson were lovely and great choices. The manageress was friendly and chatted about the Gins and their menu. The barman making the gin was lovely and friendly and gave my daughter a chunk of cucumber which was nice. We shared 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
sarahv70
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London, United Kingdom
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Luton
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

What a lovely treat, Can't say enough good things about this place. Food was outstanding. We had the special fish dish and it was incredible. Lovely friendly service by the staff. Can't recommend it enough. Will be going back soon.

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Redbourn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Another lovely meal at one of our favourite places to eat in Harpenden, everyone so welcoming and friendly especially Angus and Caroline

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here Bank Holiday Monday when they had a special gin event (yay!) Gibson were lovely and great choices. The manageress was friendly and chatted about the Gins and their menu. The barman making the gin was lovely and friendly and gave my daughter a chunk of cucumber which was nice. We shared 2 platters to start and had a... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've visited here twice, so I will briefly review both of them, As they were 2 different experiences. I've been for a Sunday roast with my parents, It was very busy, but they managed to fit us in without booking. We each had 3 courses - and they were all delicious. I had the roast lamb. It was by far... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We turned up & they had a very large party booked in. They gave us a table, but told us we "only" had 2hrs to eat lunch!!! Well, the service was brilliant. Our waiter recommended my starter, the beetroot soup, & 1 of the mains we ordered, the Lamb. The roasts were spot on. Including the accompanying sides. I dont... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lovely little pub which has fantastic beers, nice food and lovely way of serving coffee - good location and friendly staff

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

Hi James D, Thanks so much for your review. We love serving (and eating!) the Smarties with our hot drinks. We always want to give the best experience we can even in the littlest ways. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards; Jenna Nicholls More 

Uden, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

a very welcome reception and a nice choice of food on the menu. The spicy lamb burger tasted very well: i hope to re-create that at home!

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

Hi Han H, Great to hear you enjoyed coming to us and loved your Lamb Burger. We really do serve the good stuff! Hopefully see you back with us soon. All the best; Jenna Nicholls More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went here with my husband for a birthday dinner. Received free bottle of wine (we go here regularly) as we ordered two courses. That was lovely. Had fillet steaks which were superb with skinny fries and a salad. The thing I love about the White Horse is the excellent service and attitude of the staff. I was wished Happy Birthday... More 

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

Hi Rubyslippers1, We love it when you and your husband come to visit. I am so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your Birthday meal and love coming to see us. All the best, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jenna Nicholls More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A large supposedly gastro pub with much pretension but not as good as it would like to think. Staff helpful on a quiet lunchtime, excellent non alcoholic drink, wine good but food on the whole OK but nothing special. It always seems to promise so much but is fairly ordinary. Good enough but don't expect.

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Owls Head, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had a great lunch and cannot wait to make my next trip over. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. The White Horse is my new go-to when I have visitors in town.

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

Hi Sarah D, So pleased we are your new go-to! We always treat The White Horse as our home, your place. You and your guests are welcome anytime and we look forward to your return for more great food and drink! All the best; Jenna Nicholls More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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