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“Bank holiday break with our dogs.”

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The White Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Empingham B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed at the White Horse for 2 nights over the bank holiday weekend with our 2 dogs.
All the staff were friendly and attentive and Clare was lovely, they were very accomodating to ours and the dogs needs.
The food was always really tasty, nicely presented and very prompt, there was also plenty to choose from on the breakfast menu, I am a vegetarian so when i asked for a veggie option of a full breakfast this wasnt a problem at all.
Our dogs werent just tolerated they were made to feel very welcome and recieved plenty of fuss and attention, they were allowed in the bar area at anytime and they also came to breakfast with us again in the bar area away from the other guests who ate in the lounge, Clare also said we could of left them in the room at breakfast if we would of preffered.
You can walk to Rutland water from the doorstep and there is an enclosed small wood where you can let the dogs off lead to have a run nearby.
We do hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are glad you and the dogs had a great break!

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Booked recently for Sunday lunch, not having been for some time. Looked forward to seeing how the new owners had changed things. On arrival we were shown to our reserved table in what was essentially the bar area and we were promptly offered drink (always a good sign). The furnishings were a definite improvement on our previous visit. We chose from a good Sunday lunch type menu - starters of pate & whitebait, mains of Sunday roast. The starters were certainly very good and the roasts were plentiful served with a dish of fresh veg - no frozen peas !
My only niggle was that the beef was a bit over cooked for me - I like it pink, but it was still tender & tasty. Cost for four was about £30 per head (inc wine) which was about the same as we had paid at the nearby Barnsdale Lodge a few months previously and I think was better value. But still an enjoyable meal & we will no doubt return.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent visit to The White Horse, I am so glad that you enjoyed your meal.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited the White Horse with friends for Sunday lunch which was very disappointing. We asked to see a wine list which never appeared so we had to ask again and by the time the wine arrived we had finished eating. Also there were tables being sprayed with some sort of cleaning fluid adjacent to where we were eating. Will not be making a return visit.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you for your review, the tables adjacent to you should not have been cleaned in this way during your meal, your comments will be cated upon.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ate ( on spur of the moment ) 27th April. Hadn't booked and lots of reserved tables but helpful staff found us a table for 2 straight away.
New management have revamped the place-nice decor but still pub-like :-)
Staff were very friendly and service was prompt and polite.
Food was delicious (steak and ale pie and the 'special' venison) Around £10-£15 for most meals, gastropub style.
Only a quick stop but glad we did and will recommend to others for excellent food.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Recently, 4 of us met for lunch at the White Horse. We were warmly welcomed by Clare, mine hostess, and shown to our table. As we are all gentlemen of leisure, we decided to "push the boat out" and go for the a\ la carte menu!
We enjoyed a pre- lunch drink, followed by starters, main courses and coffees. I chose Whitebait which was beautifully presented and sumptious to the taste. For mains, I enjoyed delicious rump of lamb, complete with all the trimmings and finished off with filter coffee.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable meal, served in most comfortable surroundings and ,at just over £20 per head , was excellent vlaue for money, hence my 5-star billing for this establishment!
For anyone looking for a quality meal at a reasonable price, look no further than the White Horse! We will definitely be calling again soon!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thank you for your kind review..very much appreciated.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Overall standard is very good. Very good food and very relaxed atmosphere. With very good staff. Choice of food and wine very good and at good prices. We had a lunch and a dinner their when we stayed.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay...hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I though I would do a reconaissance as I had heard that the White Horse Empingham was under new ownership. With previous visits to the last owners it an pleasant visit and management were totally unhelpful. Because of that we never returned. Now on the first day, of a newly refurbished White Horse Inn I entered and found a completely refurbished Inn. Added dining areas all newly decorated. I was met by two charming assistants one at the bar and the other serving diners. They couldn't have been more helpful.The fish and chips were excellent that being one of my tests for a good pub. I was assured that if I came again the answers to my queries would be very positive. That is why I and six others came for our usual weekly dine out of beer and baguettes the next day . The service couldn't have been better. The choice of beer was good and the selection of baguettes was interesting and varied. Everyone of us enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the excellence of the baguettes. We will definitely go again and some no doubt will go and try the offerings of their excellent dining menu. Well done White Horse and all those who are working to make it a roaring success. Which it is.!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Steve G, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you for your review and kind words...we look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

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Address: 2 Main Street, Empingham LE15 8PS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Rutland > Empingham
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Empingham
Price Range: $105 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Horse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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