Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Farewell St
Transit: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
Description: As a native to Newport, our Executive Chef takes every opportunity to attain the freshest local and seasonal product from area farms. In support of his vision for sustaining the heritage in sourcing locally for food, Chef will start his morning with a visit to a farm. He will handpick produce for our menu; or creativity strikes, and a dinner special is born!During the winter, our professional servers keep the chill away by feed cozy wood burning fires within our dining areas. The addition of a wonderfully calming and romantic reprieve from our sometimes unforgiving New England winter weather. THE HISTORY: Our tavern is a two story, timber colonial. It has come too be the oldest tavern within the United States. Originally built in 1652, as a two story, four room residence, the structure was converted to an inn by William Mayes in 1673. Documentation has shown that our tavern once served as the colonies Legislative Meeting House, as well as Counsel Chambers and Courthouse for Newport, RI.You are sure to be apart of history while dining within our enchanting walls. Our team looks forward to serving you!