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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
Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
So pleased we went

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
abbeycroft1
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 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
6 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

very pleasant girl serving lunchtime and good beer , however lunch was so so, quite expensive for what we had ,compared with many good pubs but not exciting and the lamb burger very small. Ok as pub food goes but certainly not something to go back for . Would have liked to have seen woodburner going, although as we left... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great roast beef, Yorkshire pud and delicious veg followed by Eton mess. Easily adapted for gluten-free and very welcoming to our dog. Fab bar nibbles to start and some good local ciders. A really good find.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food & excellent service again. Never fails to disappoint no matter how many times we return! Fantastic food, drinks, staff & atmosphere! Happy customers!

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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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