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The White Horse Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed here with 2 work colleagues, purely chosen on a hunch from the web - and it was superb. Room rate very reasonable for the quality, food wonderful - a la carte around £14 - £19 - to an extremely high standard. Rooms perfect in every way, spotlessly clean, we were 'upgraded' to a double room each - free wi-fi. They say the devil is in the detail, well it seems every detail has been carefuly covered at The White Horse!

Room Tip: Book in advance!
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a country pub with a good restaurant and bedrooms. Although the pub is many years old, the accomodation is in a new building to the rear.
Being in the country, the only noise is from the pet geese, sheep and pigs in a pddock to the side of the building. They won't keep you awake though because the windows are double glazed and the livestock seem to sleep in anyway. The restaurant takes a large proportion of the pub and is well known in the area for the quality of food. This reputation is not misplaced.
The menu is varied to suit most tastes and the dishes are prepared with originality and flair. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality.
It is unusual to find a pub which provides quality food and accomodation (Some nice touches in the bedrooms) but still atracts the locals with the dog under the table in the bar for a pint and a chat . Well worth the drive a coup[le of miles out of Calne if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Peter L
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband arranged a special meal for the three of us - 'fruits de mer'. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The very warm welcome from the lovely & attentive land lady and the friendly & professional staff, where nothing was too much trouble.

When our first course arrived we knew we were not going to be disappointed. Throughout our dinner everything was beautifully presented and so fresh with all the necessary implements and condiments delivered seamlessly and with extreme professionalism. My husband had just come back from South of France and commented that he could not have had fresher there.

We would like to thank everyone for a most wonderful and enjoyable evening and one we will remember for a long time. A successful establishment involves a whole team effort, therefore a special thank you also, to the team who are behind the scenes for ensuring everything is delivered to the highest possible standard.

We are definitely your 'champions' and would have no hesitation in recommending The White Horse Inn.

Congratulations, and we look forward to dining with you again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Hazel K
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I was looking for somewhere special to entertain old friends. I remembered having an excellent meal in the restaurant at The White Horse Inn a couple of years ago.

When I looked up details on Google, it was no surprise to find that they had received lots of recommendations and awards including an AA 4* Rosette restaurant acclamation, so I had no hesitation in booking a table for four

I was not to be disappointed. If anything the cosy environment and convivial welcome seemed even better than before. The dinner menu was exceptional. The meal was beautifully cooked and served. In all, an outstanding dining experience. My guests who have lived for a number of years in the US and travelled and dined extensively were very impressed.

It will be of no surprise to find The White Horse Inn receive further prestigious awards before my next visit – which will be much sooner than later!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the White Horse and were so impressed with the overall service. the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Our evening meal in the restaurant was excellent and reasonably priced. The room was very clean and homely, with all the amenities that you could need. In the morning, the breakfast really was excellent and we really couldn't find fault with any aspect of our stay. We will definitely use this place again when staying in the area in future.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dean K
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

All credit to a talented for serving us a stunning seafood platter for our party recently. We had some very particular requests and these were all catered for without any problems. An extremely enjoyable evening had by all.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Debbra M
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I booked this B&B solely using the Internet and am pleased to say that it exceeded both my wife and my own expectations. We arrived after a hard Friday night drive in pouring rain and received a really warm welcome from the landlady and bar staff. I was advised upon phoning to book for dinner in advance and was so glad we did. The food and service was excellent! We both had rack of lamb and two puddings along with a great Argentinian bottle of Merlot and sundries which we both thought to be fantastic, all for £85 !
The accommodation was also superb. Very clean and well appointed with really nice toiletries and well thought out little touches around the room (like Kettle chips) etc to make you feel really at home.
Breakfast was equitable to the Ritz London or perhaps surpassed it! Beautiful ingredients cooked and served superbly. Really great end to our visit. We will return. Excellent.

Room Tip: Room 9 was great, as I am sure we're the others! We has a balcony with a view over the paddock w...
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Additional Information about The White Horse Inn

Address: Compton Bassett, Compton Bassett, Calne SN11 8RG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Calne > Compton Bassett
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Compton Bassett
Price Range: $95 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*** The White Horse Inn, Compton Bassett is delighted to have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence award by Trip Advisor! ***The White Horse Inn is an Award Winning, family run 18th century country inn. Beautifully positioned in the Wiltshire countryside, we are only a few miles from the Avebury stone circle, Marlborough & Bath. Our area is famed for its' crop circles in the early Summer.We have 8 superb newly renovated en-suite bedrooms, all with flat screen digital (freeview) TV's, tea/coffee making facilities and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.Set on a few acres our accommodation is a separate annex to the pub & restaurant, with most of our rooms overlooking our resident pets in our paddock. We are a Free House and have a wide selection of bitters (come and try our local real ales - we are CAMRA accredited) and lagers, an excellent wine list and a wide range of single malts. All our food is prepared on the premises using the finest local ingredients where possible, meals can be tailored for if required. We specialise in traditional English Fayre, fresh fish & local seasonal game. You can eat in the bar or the restaurant.We are proud to announce we have recently received a very prestigious award - Winners of the Best Restaurant & Pub Award for Wiltshire 2012. We are also recommended by Alastair Sawday's 'Special Places to Stay'. 'Exceptional Places to Stay' The Daily Telegraph. Please note our bar & restaurant close Sunday evenings and Monday lunchtimes/evenings, however, our B&B is open 7 days a week offering a full choice of breakfast.Our check-in times are after 6pm. We look forward to welcoming you... ... more   less 
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