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The White Horse Inn

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White Horse Lane | Hinton St Mary, Sturminster Newton DT101NA, England
+44 1258 472723
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Evening Meal

Went out for dinner with my father and really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Lovely service, scrummy food and a lovely choice of drinks. They have a pie and a catch of the day meaning the menu always changes, would recommend for anyone who wants a lovely relaxed meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Lillie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Went out for dinner with my father and really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Lovely service, scrummy food and a lovely choice of drinks. They have a pie and a catch of the day meaning the menu always changes, would recommend for anyone who wants a lovely relaxed meal.

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New Forest
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20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Was looking for somewhere to have a meal before seeing a concert at The Exchange and called in here....unfortunately my 89yr old fussy fussy mother did not want anything offered. It was barbecue night and on entering pub can honestly say the customers were all a jolly crowd. They all told us as we passed through that the food was... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I took our 11month old and 3.5 old sons here for lunch on Sat 28 Feb. The warm, friendly welcome was spot on, only having booked a table some 3 hours earlier. My wife found the pub detail on this site. I now see exactly what everyone has raved about. It is a traditional country pub (400yrs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Having looked on trip advisor for somewhere to eat in Sturminster Newton, so pleased I folltagged the advice of the people who had visited before!! Fabulous food, service and atmosphere!!! Can highly recommend and would visit again if in the area!!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The White Horse Inn is run by top chef Matthew. We have experienced Matthew's food delights on many occasions. Without exception the food he prepares is fresh and very tasty. If you are in the area then I would recommend you give it a try. Sue and Neil

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Bournemouth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited this pub a few years ago with a local friend and was not overly impressed. What a difference today when visiting with the same person. Firstly, very welcoming young lady at the bar and then a glance at the menu suggested we could be in for something good. Menu is a single sheet with perhaps 5 or 6... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We went here when staying in Marnhull. Lovely, local pub with a restaurant as well. Fairly small but varied menu, that changes regularly. We had a delicious main course & pudding. Service was great. I would say that the paper A3 menu & sauces in plastic containers in a basket on the table let the place down a little. I... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A very homely cozy pub with a first class chef creating interesting dishes with mostly fresh local produce. Great value for the level of food and the friendly atmosphere is enhanced by the helpful staff and a lovely fireplace. Definitely worth a visit. Family run by Chef and his partner who make sure you have a lovely experience.

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have enjoyed delicious meals every time we come to this lovely local Pub. The atmosphere is friendly, plenty of drink choices and they have a very reasonably priced menu that changes regularly. Every meal we have eaten here has been delicious and lovely and fresh. A great find in a small village, one of our favourite places to eat

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I took my family here for Sunday lunch due to the great reviews I had read previously about the place, I must say the food quality and taste was up to the standard stated by previous customers but we were somewhat disappointed with the lack of atmosphere, also I had to keep leaving the table to get the attention of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: White Horse Lane | Hinton St Mary, Sturminster Newton DT101NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: +44 1258 472723

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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