What a worthwhile place this is.
The B&B rooms are roomy and very clean as are the bathrooms, the shower cubicle a good size, the shower powerful and the water hot. Attention to detail is all that could be wished even the coffee supplied was individual filter coffee rather than those nasty packets of instant which appear to be the norm. The accommodation is also quiet being situated well behind the pub and thus quite a distance from the road which was not actually very busy anyway.
The interior of the pub is as spotlessly clean as the accommodation, not an easy undertaking but accomplished here, presumably at quite some cost of labour as there are open fires.
In my opinion on first glance I did not do the menu the justice it deserved, one becomes so used to menus that attempt to make up in sophistry for what is lacking in cooking skill, it is depressing to admit that I never believe a word of it. The menu from The White Horse means exactly what it says or indeed rather more than that. We asked if the fish was fresh or frozen, a noble piece of cod was brought from the kitchen for inspection, glistening fresh, beautiful, irresistible, it was perfectly cooked and a joy to eat. The tartar sauce which always brings that small inner sigh when seen on a menu turned out to be delightful and home made as well, I could not bear the idea of putting anything more than a little lemon on that wonderful fish but had it later with the chips and very good it was too.
The chicken pate I had for a starter was also home made and not ground into a horrid slimy paste, it was served with warm rolls which wafted a home baked smell and is bought in from a local small supplier. There was an ample garnish of salad which was most thankfully innocent of ghastly palate invading lumps of raw onion.
It is not a vast and complicated menu offering unobtainable delights, they are producing good honest food which they do very well indeed.
The final quiet enjoyment was to sit beside an open fire having a peaceful, unhurried, well cooked breakfast.
I am not easily pleased, well done White Horse.