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“Good basic food”

The White Horse Public House & Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 207 Restaurants in Slough
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A traditional British public house (no TVs, fruit machines or music) with 8 real ales and 3 real ciders all served straight from the barrel behind the bar.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This pub has recently had a bit of a facelift returning to the more distinct bar and restaurant areas it had a few years ago. The menu has been updated but remains very much a pub menu with pies, fish and chips and all the usual favourites. Not the most gourmet pub in the area but good value for money.

1  Thank VictorCharlie
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although much is made of the pub being dog friendly we arrived to find that dogs were not allowed in the area where our table had been booked, so back to the car for Fido. The staff were young and apparently leaderless. There was a vague offer to find us a table in the plastic tent outside in the garden, where dogs are allowed, but that came to nothing. We waited thirty five minutes for our soup to be served. After the first 15 minute wait, we were told the leek and potato soup had changed to mushroom, was that ok? Yes, we'd had a long walk, yes. After another ten minute wait we were told, no, it was actually parsnip soup, was that ok? Yes, anything. Though vegetarian, we would have considered eating badger soup by this point. We had ticket number 20 but when our number was called and our hopes rose, there had been a mix- up and this was someone else's meal. The brown bread had run out, so soup was accompanied when it finally arrived, by white, fluffy bread. The soup itself was delicious, I should say in the interest of balance. We also ordered a pie which mysteriously came unheated, on a freezing March day, straight from the chiller cabinet, with some undressed salad and tired potato salad. The room we ate in was crammed full of jugs, pictures, ornaments, on walls and overhead beams presumably providing a ye olde element to the dining experience. There was also a culture of notices, eg 'No muddy shoes or wellington boots in this area, ' and in the ladies' loo an informational sign about the new immersion heater. I could go on. We had a look in the plastic tents on the way out. Not inspiring.We had gone to reccy this pub for a birthday lunch, as it had been so well reviewed, but we hotfooted it out of there and booked a lovely pub ten minutes away, breathing a sigh of relief to escape the chaos and clutter.

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1  Thank bartramn2
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This absolutely fantastic gem of a proper traditional pub is just about 3 miles from J2 of the M40, and everyone should go! I absolutely loved it. Loads of proper ales from the cask, and a wonderful food counter serving crab-slice pie, veal and ham pie, salads, sandwiches etc. A great fire, very sensible prices (especially for round here). Probably the most enjoyable break I've had on a long journey for a very long time. Can't wait to go back again.

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3  Thank JandLillyn
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Simply the best country pub around with 6-10 real ales, the best staff and management and superb atmosphere.

1  Thank JonathanBrown
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is a real ale pub which is fun to visit in the summer after a local walk.

The food is disappointing even for a hungry hiker - burgers, chips and the like. Now I like a good burger, but you won't find one here!

Thank Andy S
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