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The White Horse
Ranked #19 of 673 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $4
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of the City sandwiched between Blackwells Bookstore and opposite the Sheldonian Theatre. A grade two listed building dating back to the 16th century. Famous for our Fish and Chips. Also famous for filming of Inspector Morse in the 1980's and more recently 'Lewis' and the new 'Endeavour' Real ales and traditional home cooked food makes us a must visit when you are in Oxford.We are not a gastro pub or restaurant, we are a great British Pub with Great pub food and drink. Open every day 12 till 11pm. Food all day till 9pm Please note Sunday closing 10pm
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Went here with a couple of girlfriends for a pre-Christmas drink. We chose it simply because we'd never been. We discovered it was very much a 'man-pub' with most of the patrons being 40+. That said, we still had a fantastic evening. The mulled wine was excellent, the food pretty good, and the staff very helpful.

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Thank Laurelin_23
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stopped in for a bite to eat on a Friday. When we got there, the tables were pretty full but the atmosphere was relatively calm. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was alright, nothing out of the ordinary. Just pub food. I believe I had a sandwich and my friend had soup. When we left the place started to really fill up. Someone was ready to take our table and sat down before the staff had even had a chance to clear it.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This lovely little pub should be a cracker but it isn't. The landlord and landlady seemed lovely and you almost feel a bit guilty in giving such honest feedback but...the atmosphere when we walked in was a good one, busy with tables of people looking like they were enjoying themselves and the simple pub food they had in front of them. The drinks were inexpensive and the draught ale was good. We sat chatting with some nice people and then the food arrived. We could tell from the menu that it wasn't going to be anything special and in Britain 30 years ago, you'd have probably thought it was ok. But as our food standards have got so much better, you expect a little more than what was served. I opted for Fish & Chips as the slogan in the menu said they were the best in town (an outmoded piece of marketing also circa 1985) The fish and chips were fried in old oil, the batter was very greasy. The tartare sauce and peas were ok but it really wasn't very nice. My partner had something unremarkable as well, so unremarkable I can't remember it. Come on landlord and landlady - either stop serving food or do it properly. You can't charge £11 for a main and serve up greasy poor mans food.

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Thank donegrafftin
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great little classic and authentic pub with friendly staff and an OK range of beers. The menu is basic and not pretending to be anything that it isn't - I had Roast Pork Bap with chips and a pint for around a tenner. They do a good Ploughman's as well, among other things of course. Definitely not great for families but that's good! There are plenty of places I can go with my two kids, but the Horse is perfect just for me! The only downside is it does get busy at lunch and as there are only a few tables, you're not always guaranteed a seat, although i believe you can book.
Recommended.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Small but characterful pub with tasty and reasonably priced food, some home-made. Friendly and helpful staff. Good selection of real ales.

Thank Barry R
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