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The White Horse Harpenden

British, Pub, Bar
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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP , England
01582 469290
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointing visit here for what was supposed to be a special meal , mediocre food and choice , inexperienced staff ,nothing to write home about. Expensive and definately not good value for money

Thank mimimumhill
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try most of our local eateries so we have no regular favourite spot but this place was always busy and of a good standard. However, a lunch for four of us last week was a huge disappointment. The dining room was two thirds empty and they had laid only those tables in use - never a good sign. In... More 

Thank 74Mozart
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regulars at The Swan at Salford Beds. As the manager Alex had recently moved to The White Horse we thought we would see how the restaurants compared. We were not disappointed with the friendly service and quality food. The 1 negative point was that we picked a quirt evening so with only a few tables full in the... More 

1 Thank michaelvernon1
London, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive, comfortable venue with ample parking and outdoor seating. Had a pleasant evening here with colleagues, food was ok but certainly no wow factor , rib eye steak lacked flavour and accompanying chips rather soggy. Wine list limited.

Thank Sweetcure
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we booked online and there were 8 people in the restaurant when we arrived they did not seem to know we were coming. Restaurants take on a very different character when they are full so can't hold this against the simply decorated space. Music was a bit upbeat but again would have been background if more people there.... More 

Thank Tom B
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Don't come here unless you like waiting with children for 2 hours for your pretty average food despite having pre-ordered. Plenty of staff to serve over priced drinks though!

Thank malcolm h
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very poor value.We started with the scallop and monkfish salad,which had no monkfish in it.Our table of 4 had 3 different types of steak,which was poor standard,and the chips were not fresh.They did not clear our plates for half an hour. An expensive meal which we did not enjoy.

Thank HarpendenSheridan
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited last night to celebrate a girl friends birthday; a super location and great building. Table we were seated at was not clean and staff were slow in responding - eventually we were moved to another table. Food choice was good; on arrival however the quality was average. Disappointed that there was no Creme brûlée left for desert? Really wanted... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a family party in the private dining room. What a wonderful evening it was. All due to the team of staff. The two Alex's were so attentive all evening making sure that everything was to our satisfaction. The room was delightful, food superb and service fantastic The whole family remarked how good everything was.I will be rccomending the... More 

Thank Irene B
London, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Gorgeous food and totally brilliant service. Very genuine and warm welcome from the staff and they r maimed attentive through out our visit . The food was divine . What a birthday treat for me !

Thank Joanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Pub, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: 01582 469290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?