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“New owners have made an excellent start.”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 22, 2012

New owners with several years London experience have rally given an uplift to this pub. A two course menu at £13.95 was delicious and good value. Puddings on the a la carte excelled. A truly first class creme caramel and an equally delicious cherry clafoutis would bring me back any time. I would suggest the addition of a couple of "light bites" at lunchtime for those who don't feel up to a two or three course meal but who might like somethiong a little more substantial than a starter and a little less expensive than a main course!

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4  Thank ozySomerset
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Rebecca Katheri... r, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food. We are now running a bar menu, so if you fancy something light we have things like scotch eggs, spiced whitebait and triple cooked chips all for around £3 each. Thanks again for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again, Richard and Rebecca

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We have now eaten with friends twice at the White Horse since it was taken over by the new enthusiastic owners. On both occassions we have found the welcome, service and food excellent. The tired old menu has been replaced with a range of high quality, well presented dishes. It is so good to see the village pub being turned around. We really enjoyed both evenings and look forward to many more.

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2  Thank MauriceIH
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

From the moment we walked through the door at The White Horse we felt welcome. The new owners offered a genuine and warm hello and as we chatted and sat around the roaring fire, we felt relaxed. This was the first time I had visited this village pub and we had booked for dinner. I was expecting a general pub menu. What a delightful surprise when we were offered a sumptuous choice from both a fixed price (excellent value at £15.95 for three courses) and a well priced menu. Gorgeous fresh produce, French inspired with a classic British twist. Whilst waiting for the starter, Rebecca brought over a plate of charcuterie complete with homemade tapenade and delicious warm homemade focaccia (she told us they bake all their own bread and churn their own ice-cream).
Then the starters, what can I say - chicken and ham hock ballantine on a herb salad - wow! tiny croutons, delicate well balanced flavours. Yum! The main course was truly mouthwatering (I would recommend the tender beef or the grilled rabbit!). We barely had room for the delicious deserts. If you are looking for an unpretentious, welcoming pub with food prepared by a top chef (We asked where Richard had learnt to make such wonderful food and he casually mentioned he was the executive head chef at the Racine Restaurant in Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols’ Prism and the Oxo Towers!) then don’t hesitate but remember to book first! See you there!!

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4  Thank Trulibee
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I went with three others for lunch here today. Two of us had the three course fixed price menu at £15.95. We started with Pea and Ham Hock soup which was delicious and perfectly seasoned. Followed by the freshest fillet of Hake with an unctious caponata which complimented the Hake beautifully. Puddings were Rhubarb Crumble or a delicate Lemom Posset with candied peel. The other two chose from the printed menu and had Asparagus with Egg Mayonnaise with crispy bacon....grilled Goat Cheese Salad....followed by Confit of Duck....and whole plaice. The staff were attentive but not overly so. These people have been here for 3 weeks and I wish them all the best, we shall definitely be going back. This is not a place to go if you want what English pub food used to be at it's worst....

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1  Thank willlongman
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

My husband and I visited the pub this weekend and enjoyed the most fantastic Sunday lunch - we both plumped for the roast beef - loads of delicious meat with a big yorkshire, red wine sauce, plenty of roasties and (unusually but delicious!), cabbage and mashed carrot and swede. Service was really quick, too, as it was for all the tables around us. I thought it was pretty good value at eleven pounds, as well. Will be back!

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3  Thank MrsFLondon
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