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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
01582 469290
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Friendly, attentive - and good food

Four of us went there for a Saturday lunch. The atmosphere was immediately welcoming and the ambience pleasant. Two of us had the Fish Board, which proved to be an excellent combination and certainly large enough for a main. The kedgeree was enjoyed and the only disappointment was the Gnocchi - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
greenspecs99
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Four of us went there for a Saturday lunch. The atmosphere was immediately welcoming and the ambience pleasant. Two of us had the Fish Board, which proved to be an excellent combination and certainly large enough for a main. The kedgeree was enjoyed and the only disappointment was the Gnocchi - the portion size was meagre and didn't seem to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed to find that the menus is basically just an evening offering. The food was nice but the whole menu was very wintry, a real pity given the sunny May day. Would have liked to see some fixed price offering. Had the pea soup and the steak which was well cooked but lacking in seasoning. The staff could... More 

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good atmosphere and fantastic service. The food was lovely was well. Being vegetarian I had the gnocchi, which was so good, and some chips, which came out piping hot and were promptly devoured by my partner. We had our friends and their three year old son with us and the staff we really good in bringing out a meal just... More 

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

Dear wigsNZ Thank you for your review! Good decision on the gnocchi, it's one of my favourite dishes and I'm not vegetarian! We like to make sure we look after your children too, because if they're happy then your happy. And if you're happy, so are we! Please pay us a visit again soon and try the new vegetarian dishes... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I picked this establishment from the good pub guide and was not disappointed, the staff were very attentive and polite, the food was of the highest quality and reasonably priced for local produce. There is a main road right next to the outside seating area but really didn't notice as the food and atmosphere was brilliant. We had lunch on... More 

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

Dear Vince S Thank you for the review! I'm glad you weren't disappointed with the recommendation of the Good Pub Guide. The patio area is beautiful during the summer, and the nice, high hedges do an excellent job of drowning out the sound of the traffic! Please come visit us again soon and we'll get you sat next to the... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I once had the best roast ever here but recently they have been a little average. There is nothing wrong with it at all just not as good. The staff are nice and the pub is beautiful so I'd recommend it

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

Dear Joeavison Thank you for the review. I'm sorry that our roasts haven't been up to the high standard we set ourselves. Please, next time you visit us, let us know what we can do to make it the best roast you've ever had again. We hope to see you soon, and please do ask after me so that I... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Looking for somewhere different for an annivesary meal, and what a find! Good menu, friendly staff, best steak I have had in years, all food beautifully presented, and love the idea of the "smigen of cheese" for dessert, usually a far to large amount but here just the right size. Slightly more expensive than we would usually pay, but every... More 

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

Dear fluffer Thank you for your amazing review! We can be a little egotistical at times, so we love to hear when we've done a good job! We're really proud of our steaks so we're glad you enjoy them too. We like the cheeses quite a bit too, so I'm pleased there was some left for you to have! We... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The White Horse has both a good pub and a good restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is tasty and reasonably priced.

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

Dear Simon_Review Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Adam Yule Assistant Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Adequate experience, food OK, but starter arrived with the main, so the main course had cooled a bit! Beer good ( Tring Brewery). Extremely dog friendly.

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

Dear Mighty Toad, Thank you for the review! I apologise that there was a mix-up with the your order, I promise you that that is not something that happens often. Hopefully the beer made up for it, however. Tring Brewery is one of our favourite suppliers and they always give us the best beers! I hope to see you again... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great dining experience which had everything you could want from a really well put together menu with plenty of choices. Staff who were very friendly and helpful and a chef who truly know how to tempt your palate. I will definitely recommend this to friends and family alike. I would advise booking at weekends as, justifiably, it gets very... More 

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

Dear Lucy S Thank you for your review! We're so glad to read how much you enjoy our food, and hopefully we'll see you again soon for our Summer Menu change! Kind Regards, Adam Yule Assistant Manager More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a lovely meal here. The food was excellent (particularly the Tuna and Rib Eye steaks) and the service extremely friendly and efficient. We would definitely recommend this place.

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

Dear 7oakscouple Thank you for your review! Our steaks are our pride and joy because they come from Aubrey Allen, and we've got some excellent chefs who can cook them to perfection. It's also good to see that you're enjoying our new Spring Menu, we're very excited with it! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Adam... 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

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  • Cuisine: British

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