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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 56 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
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Always a nice welcome, dogs allowed and good offers on drinks ie two g and t's for price of one! Great outdoor area with plenty of space, decent outdoor furniture, parasols and heat lamps if a chilly evening.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a lovely Sunday lunch at the White Horse, greeted with a smile and lead to our table we were not disappointed with our afternoon ,the staff were very attentitive and on the ball . Our food was excellent my roast braised lamb was to die for ! The food coming out was... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner & I dined here in the garden last night. The garden is by far the best in the area! The lights are spread across the patio, which really set the atmosphere off. A fantastic fire pit roars away at night. We enjoyed the 'Duck sharer' & a bottle of Rioja. The service was impeccable. Well done to the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just returned home from yet another awful meal at the white horse. I know you would think I would give up but living around the corner I thought things might have changed... I arrived with my 2 children at 530pm where I was told I would have to go to the bar to order as they don't have table service... More

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had breakfast today, food was fairly good but service disappointing we had to ask several times for butter which came too late letting the toast go cold, sauce, extra cutlery etc whilst 3 young members of staff stood about chatting. As other reviews have remarked service should be better at these prices, not impressed.

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Bedfordshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited the White Horse yesterday, early evening. We have eaten a few times in the restaurant in the past and also visited other pubs in this group and been extremely pleased with the service and food we have received. We decided to sit outside as still a beautiful sunny day. After a while we were given the Garden Menu... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A rather disappointing visit to what used to be a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon lunch venue. We went with friends who were visiting, and it was embarrassingly bad as we had been telling them how nice it was (or used to be). Service really poor and disappointing compare to what should be expected at this price. Staff polite but seemed... More

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71 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This used to be one of our 'preferred places' in the area. The quality of the food was [and remains] good, and it was enjoyed by all in the party. However (as others have noted in recent reviews) the service was not up to scratch for a place of this standard and prices. We arrived and were ignored for several... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Having already been to the White Horse for lunch and dinner on several previous occasions and had a great experience every time, we booked for their Summer Menu tasting earlier this week and again had a really good experience. Each of the five courses, with wine, was briefly introduced by the head chef; the food was absolutely delicious. The staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited the White Horse last night for their Summer menu launch. Fabulous five courses with wine. This is a great way of tempting customers back to try out the dishes on their new menu. The chef and staff were attentive and the food second to none. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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

Dear Beeky76 We are so happy you enjoyed your evening at the menu tasting! Both Tony (the Head Chef) and I had great fun talking to you all. We hope to see you again soon, enjoying one of the dishes you didn't get chance to try last time! Kind Regards, Samantha Aylard More

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