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

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best restaurant roast dinner we have ever eaten!

I have just returned from a birthday dinner with my family, this is the second time we have visited the White Horse and once again were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the waitress was very attentive and friendly, the atmosphere was very relaxing, no pressure at all. We all has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Clairesteve62
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have just returned from a birthday dinner with my family, this is the second time we have visited the White Horse and once again were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the waitress was very attentive and friendly, the atmosphere was very relaxing, no pressure at all. We all has roast dinner, I had lamb, it was just perfect,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The White Horse is worth an evening of anyone's time! You're greeted with friendly staff, and a great menu to choose from. I've eaten here a few times as it's quite close to where i've been staying. The food is absolutely delicious. Sometimes it has been a bit of a wait if they are very busy - but this is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there recently, food very good- roasted cod, nicely presented, with good side dishes. Dessert not so special but quite acceptable. Good beer on tap. Service was friendly but quite slow, they were fairly full and didn't seem to have many servers.

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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has a great vibe with good music. The food is of an excellent standard and really tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here although a few more smiles from the staff would probably have gained the top rating.

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London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dog friendly, great beer, extensive drinks list and superb food make this cosy gem of a place a regular haunt of a weekend stroll. If you are lucky enough to get a seat by the fire on a cold winters day you may struggle to get out of this place. Order the meat sharer sit back and relax, you cannot... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After reading reviews on Travelocity I was a bit apprehensive about our booking here. We went for valentines night and had the valentines menu which had a wide range of choices I had the goats cheese starter and my wife had the scallops / both tasted excellent although were a little small. We both had the beef medallions which again... More 

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

Dear Aitch42 Thank you for your review and for your recent visit on Valentine's Night! We're glad you trusted us for such an important meal, and that we delivered on the occasion! We hope you visit us again soon, and if you ever feel like your meal is lacking, please let us know. We will do everything we can to... More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

For £50 a head generally expect a bit better than what is served here. On the positive side, sharing starters were tasty and the service was good and friendly. However, the rest of the food was not great. The barbecue lamb was not a good cut and very fatty, not really what was described on the menu. Also one of... More 

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

Dear Steve H Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that the food wasn't up to standard on your recent visit. We use only the best ingredients from the best suppliers, and so it is upsetting when the food isn't as good as it should be. If you had let us know during your meal that there were any problems,... More 

Harpenden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went on a busy Saturday night in January. Food was lovely, maybe a little expensive, but we aren't out on a date night every week! Our waiter was a really nice guy. He really knew his stuff. Great atmosphere as well.

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

Dear FamilyHolidays4 Thank you for your review of us! We're glad you had a good date night with us. Please drop by again and we'll make sure Angus (your knowledgeable server) will be yours again! Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Adam Yule Assistant Manager More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a family christening party here in 2014 and the White Horse laid out the room just as we had asked and provided very good service - recommended.

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

Dear Grahammmcfarlane Thank you for your review, we remember your brilliant Christening! Thank you for a lovely time and we look forward to you visiting us again! Kind Regards, Adam Yule More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went along to the White Horse for a late Sunday lunch. We had been before for a roast during the Summer and had a good experience (despite some wasps making an appearance). We were shown to a table, menus and the specials. It was around 3pm, so they had run out of a number of the dishes, two of... More 

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

Dear Localmatt Thank you for your review! We love it when people appreciate our food and let us know. I'm sorry that you felt that our service was not up to the same standards, I hope that you visit us again soon so that we can show you just how good we are. Please, drop by and introduce yourself next... 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

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