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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
01582 469290
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Great food and comfortable venue. Highly recommended

Food great and staff very friendly but possibly understaffed. All three courses were well presented and delicious. The only fault was having to wait a very long time and then ask for the balance of our drinks order. Good variety on the menu and several of the specials we selected were fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Food great and staff very friendly but possibly understaffed. All three courses were well presented and delicious. The only fault was having to wait a very long time and then ask for the balance of our drinks order. Good variety on the menu and several of the specials we selected were fantastic. Decor comfortable and welcoming and very clean. Try... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The White Horse has got better again! Great Sunday lunch with family and friends. Attentive service and tasty Sunday roasts delivered with complementary extra roast potatoes, veg and Yorkshires. Glad it looks like they've addressed the previous issues - look forward to returning again.

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

MrMontoya77, Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased you decided to return to us and that we delivered our usual high standard of Sunday Best. Our team really are knowledgeable and friendly and our roasts really are delicious. Hope to you see you with us again soon! Jenna Nicholls More 

Redbourn, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

3 friends regularly go to lunch. This is the first time for lunch. Great. Easy parking and free. Arrived at 1.p.m. and left at 5p.m. Good choice of food and specials. I recommend the Duck salad for a light lunch, 2 size portions and the starter was a good size, just like a main course. Staff lovely, it was/is open... More 

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

Hi Tricia115, So pleased you chose to come to us for your lunch on this occasion. We have a huge variety of dishes on our menu including our either/or options which you clearly enjoyed. We pride ourselves on our friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable team as well as our talented chefs. You're welcome back anytime, look forward to it! Kind Regards;... More 

Hertfordshire
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The garden area is fantastic and we did arrive at a very busy time. Waitress good, but she showed us the specials board soup said Carrot and Coriander when in fact it was tomato and pepper how long would it take to rub out chalk and re write correctly. Starter pork and cider terrine pleasant although a tad too cold... More 

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

Hi Shal22, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience with us. We do get very busy but that shouldn't let standards slip. With regards to your food, all is made fresh therefore we can occasionally run out. The soup would have been replaced mid-service because of this and maybe when you were looking... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On the 6/7/15 My girlfriend and I enjoyed an afternoon in the sun on offer were lite meals and lovely roasts. The atmosphere was relaxing in the sun, eating in the out door area, there were families and children running around, the music was subtle and the wait staff were organised, professional and not over bearing. The food was definitely... More 

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

Hi Dansyd41, So glad to hear you enjoyed a sunny afternoon with us. We really pride ourselves on our lovely outdoor patio where so many can enjoy the weather. Our team are trained to a high standard so am really pleased this came across to you. All of our fresh food is amazing, really great gastro grub. We look forward... More 

London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited last night group of 4, food, service and restaurant style all good. Fish cakes, salad and the Gammon all excellent. Will return

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

Hi Caw20, Thanks so much for your review. Great to see you enjoyed all aspects of our lovely pub! Look forward to having you back again soon. Kind Regards; Jenna Nicholls More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here a couple of times recently for a late lunch with friends and had the same experience both times. On arrival we were ignored despite been seen by staff for around 5 minutes then when asked if we could have a table were told we couldn't eat in the restaurant as it was being laid for the evening but... More 

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

Hi Mark, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you haven't experience the best service from us. Our team are friendly and welcoming so you should never feel like you're not wanted! I think there may have been some miscommunication with our snug area. It isn't table service as stated on a board in there, so our team... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As always, an excellent Sunday roast. Absolutely no room for dessert - we live in hope that one day we'll manage it! Very attentive staff without being intrusive.

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

Hi D J, Thanks so much for your review. We really do pride ourselves on our yummy roasts! We look forward to the challenge. Maybe we can tempt you next time! See you soon we hope...Regards, Jenna. More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I cannot praise Sam, Jenna, Tom and Raj highly enough. We have just held a birthday party at the White Horse and it was amazing. The team were so helpful in every way. We had a marquee out the back, the team provided an amazing Spanish themed food menu that was plentiful and served up brilliantly. They were incredibly flexible... More 

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

Pete, Wow what a great party! Thanks so much for your positive words! We are really pleased you all enjoyed it so much and that everyone loved the food. Look forward to see you again soon, Jenna. More 

London
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited this gorgeous old pub yesterday for lunch with our dog and had a lovely, relaxed time sitting on the comfiest chairs by the fireplace. I had a delicious vegetarian tarte tatin and then treacle tart for dessert. My hubby had the butchers board selection of hot and cold meats with a couple of pints of craft ale. We... More 

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

Hi Rochelle, Thanks so much for your review. Sounds like you really got to enjoy the atmosphere of our lovely quaint pub. The food is always of such a high standard and I'm glad you enjoyed this too! We look forward to having you back with us again soon and of course, dogs are always welcome! Regards; Jenna Nicholls 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, Pub

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  • 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, Pub

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