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The White Horse Tavern

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Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI
Phone Number: 401-849-360
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

The oldest pub in continuous service in the United States.

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Not for families

We were so excited to have dinner here. Reviews looked great and the history had us intrigued. Unfortunately it's not for families!. No kids menu though our waiter, Pete was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Deanna L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to have dinner here. Reviews looked great and the history had us intrigued. Unfortunately it's not for families!. No kids menu though our waiter, Pete was wonderful and did have the chef make a nice Mac and cheese for our 6 year old. Our food was good but nothing over the top. We, like most parents... More 

Thank Deanna L
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

It looks like a tavern and since 1673 has had a liquor license to prove it is a tavern. A substantial building filled with history and lots of good drinks.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Six of us enjoyed a fantastic Sunday Brunch. Highlight was the lobster omelette and the clear broth chowder. Coffee was excellent and the dessert selection was perfect. Nice staff and a great setting. Don't forget to make a reservation for this excellent restaurant.

Thank John K
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Couldn't pass up a chance to visit the oldest tavern in the US and was pleasantly surprised to find they had good food and service to boot! Sat outside and enjoyed the September sunshine and chat with locals. Inside has kept its charm despite all the years...we'll definitely keep it on our list for future visits.

Thank Sammy P
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Had to hit is historic restaurant...from drinks to food, everything was very good. Amy took great care of us and everyone enjoyed their food. Dishes we had: lobster mac & cheese, steak frites, shrimp cocktail, and others. Worth the visit.

Thank dfaughn
Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

so what else can I say. The oldest restaurant/tavern in the countrry well we were not even a country when this was founded. Early to mid 1600s and that is old in this great country of ours. Real good service is provided along with outstanding food. Great bartenders and even thou it is a bit on the dark side consider... More 

Thank Barry N
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary. We were excited to experience the history first and foremost, but were not expecting such classy service and cozy atmosphere. By the name, we thought it was a laid back classic tavern, so we were pleasantly surprised. They fit us in on the weekend without a reservation, and the service was... More 

Thank Ktuiny
new jeresy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful dinner in Newport.Dark quaint rooms that take you back in time .The service was excellent and even .Had drinks at the bar before dinner , great bartender and colonial atmosphere Food well presented Good place to celebrate a special occasion as it's dark and romantic bringing one back in time to simpler days

Thank ptpisces
Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Flash back from the Colonial Days this restaurant serves excellent food and wine in a cozy atmosphere that is private and warm..Fireplace included in the winter time not charge!

1 Thank sandra r
Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

103 years before America entered independence and became a country, this place was founded and it noted as America's oldest tavern. It's full of history and is a landmark not to be missed. On that note, Newport, Rhode Island isn't to be missed. Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. A bucket list MUST.

2 Thank MrCrossIsBoss

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