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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Birthday celebration

Have eaten here on a number of occasions, but yesterday 7th Feb. was the best meal we have had. We all enjoyed it very much, the food was excellent and service very good. Every one with many different tastes had a good meal. (Could do with at least one more vegetarian dish, as for non fish eaters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mamakali2015
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have eaten here on a number of occasions, but yesterday 7th Feb. was the best meal we have had. We all enjoyed it very much, the food was excellent and service very good. Every one with many different tastes had a good meal. (Could do with at least one more vegetarian dish, as for non fish eaters or meat eaters... More 

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Thank mamakali2015
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is OK. It was slightly cold but still tasty. I hate saying this - but having been here several time I find the staff a bit too young and inexperienced to serve in a restaurant like this. The bar area is nice and buzzy, a bit cramped.

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Thank MikeDinah
uk
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal today. They seem to have a new young team of servers since our last visit and the were all very pleasant and helpful. We had the roast dinner and you can request extra helpings of potatoes, gravy and Yorkshire pudding at no additional cost. My only small gripe is that the portions of beef seemed less... More 

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2 Thank HARPSUK
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we travel back from London, The White Horse is a must for partner and me. Last Sunday we had excellent sirloin steak, just the way we like it. The service people had a nice smile on the face and where helpful, when choosing a wine of their selection. The starters where delicious as much as the deserts we... More 

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Thank Holger89
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big car park, easy to find, and the tables spaced out so you can talk over dinner with a level of privacy. Good environment for a business dinner. Food is very good quality and the service was good. Price with starter and main with a glass of wine was £45 head including tip. I would use this again for a... More 

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Thank Ian B
Banbury, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family late Sunday lunch was enjoyable - good food, nicely presented, though the portion sizes differed a lot. My cod & crab risotto was one of the more expensive dishes but was tiny compared with the cheaper Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Service was friendly but haphazard - the young waiting staff made mistakes with the drinks order... More 

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2 Thank BobblenoseWarwicks
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly service and delicious food. What more could we ask for on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon - will definitely try this pub again next time we're in the area.

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Thank joelk
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked a week in advance for a Saturday lunch and I requested a table that was easy to get to for my elderly Father. We had a table near the door. Service was friendly but quite slow as there were two large parties also in the restaurant. All our food was delicious and served the genuine warmth. My only... More 

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Thank Jo P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great night. The music was brilliant, we danced all night! The free shots & bacon sarnies at midnight were a great touch. It really was a Fantastic evening. See you all very soon

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Thank Millie-rose B
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Arrived 7.45 and were refused entry before 8pm leaving us to stand outside in the cold. Lucky we didn't arrive after 8 otherwise we wouldn't have been able to sit down. Buffet timing was given as 8.30 but it didn't start until well after this & no announcement was made. Had to queue in line for over half an hour... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?