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“Good food, good service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn
Compton Bassett, Compton Bassett, Calne SN11 8RG, England
+44 (0)1249 813118
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, good service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very good service. We arrived on an unexpectedly busy evening and were still seated quickly.
Excellent food, which was served quickly, despite the busy period.
Will be going back again soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Calne, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wednesday 1st May”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It is always a delight to anticipate a visit to The White Horse and Wednesday evening was no exception.

The menu was full of tantalising dishes and it was difficult to decide what to have! The starter of moules mariniere was divine. The mussels were, unusually, served out of their shells in a creamy sauce which had a great depth of flavour.

The main course of crispy pan fried duck served on a bed of Savoy cabbage with pommes dauphinois, beetroot and a raspberry jus was perfectly cooked with crispy skin and tender succulent meat served pink. The surprise star for me was the Savoy cabbage which offset the richness of the meat. My wife had the venison with horseradish crushed potatoes, wilted spinach cep purée and wild mushrooms. Her meat melted in the mouth and she adored the wild mushroom jus.

The final star was the dark chocolate mousse with grand marnier and kumquat compote. The compote was served in little cubes which just exploded with flavour in your mouth and was the perfect compliment to the dark chocolate which just melted on your taste buds.

Yet again The White Horse delivered on all counts. A delicious meal, unobtrusive but attentive service and a warm ambience. Well done to all the team!

Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calne, United Kingdom
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“Best food and service in Calne.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife's Birthday - best meal she has ever had - all courses and wine combined with excellent friendly service.

Visited March 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ade & Tracy 'warm and friendly atmosphere'..... 'gorgeous food'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We popped in on Friday night on the off chance, managed to get a table for two in the bar and I must say we were very impressed.
The service was very good and the staff friendly, there was plenty of meals to choose from and the wine was lovely. We will definitely return with friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed at the white horse as we were attending an evening do of a wedding in a barn near by. The room was nice, in a separate building from the pub so it is more private than some other b&bs which was good. We ate in the restaurant before attending the wedding party. We only had main courses and a glass of wine each but the food was really nice. I had the duck which was cooked perfectly and looked lovely. It was just the right amount of food as well. My husband had the pork belly which was also very nice. We then met friends for Sunday lunch the next day and the roasts were great, with a marvellous selection of veg and giant Yorkshire puddings! All in all a very pleasing dining and staying experience. Thanks

Visited April 2013
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