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“Very disappointing lunch”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Shere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse.It's hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic. One of Hollywood's most romantic films 'The Holiday,' starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there. In fact, the charms of Shere have lured the creators of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' and 'The Wedding Date' and 'Molly Moon' too.In its former life, The White Horse was a 15th century farmhouse called: 'The Cripps,' and it became an inn sometime in the 17th century. It is also rumoured to be a former smugglers' pub after a secret cellar was discovered during extensive renovations. Authentic timbers taken from Nelson's ship, 'Victory,' are thought to be part of the pub, and there are also some traditional village stocks on the premises too.Inside, private spaces, nooks and crannies set the scene for romantic dining whilst, outside, a shaded courtyard ensures the perfect setting for eating al fresco. Come rain or shine, The White Horse is a must for lovers of traditional British country pubs. Recent filming in Shere: 26th October till 9th November 2012 Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist. Starring: Raffey Cassidy as Molly, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley manville, Emily Waston, Ben Miller, Celia imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Sadie Frost, Joa Collins. June 2012 A Mother's Son - Television 1st May 2012 The Last Weekend: Filming took place in the Sqare, Shere. 2008 Filth, The Mary Whitehouse Story 2006 The Holiday 2005 The Wedding Date (romantic comedy)starring: Debra messing, Dermot Mulroney 2004 Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason, starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent Bridget Jones- Press Reports (icSurrey Dec 4,2003, by John Williams) Hollywood descended on St James' Church, Shere, for the filming of a major British film. International stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, as well as a host of British comic actors, were involved in the filming of the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary in the village. Two hundred extras and crew bustled around the normally peaseful streets as a crowd of expectant onlookers jostled to see the celebrities. Tonnes of false snow were sprayed over the church and graveyard and throughout the morning the village experienced an early-winter blizzard. Several police officers attended the site to control the lorries that served the set and to try and contain the paparazzi photographers who were there to snap the stars. 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1990 Bullseye! Starring Roger Moore & Michael Caine. Directed by Michael Winner 1985 Reunion at Fairborough. Starring Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr 1972 The Fuling Class. Starring Peter O'Toole & Alistair Sim 1965 The Earth Dies Screaming 1961 On The Fiddle (Released in USA under the title Operation Snafu). Starring Sean Connery 1957 The Passionate Stranger 1946 A Matter of Life and Death. Starring David Niven 1918 Hearts of the World is a silent film directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, Robert Harron, Marry Harron.
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My husband and I had been to Guildford shopping on Saturday and called in at The White Horse for a snack lunch on the way home. It wasn't particularly busy, and we easily found a table. I ordered pate with toast, and my husband ordered a steak sandwich. We were quite surprised to wait for 25 minutes for the food as there was not much to cook, and I was just about to enquire how much longer the food will be, when it arrived. It looked OK, but there was not much steak in the sandwich, and my toast was completely cold.It was as if it had been cooked early in the morning and just left sitting about. I didn't say anything about it at the time as I didn't want to have to wait another 25 minutes and I had already finished my drink and didn't want another one. When one of the bar staff came to clear the table, she asked if the food was OK, and I explained about the cold toast. She said she would tell the chef, but I didn't really think this was good enough, so I don't think we will go back.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

I went with my friend recently and I cant say I`ll be returning soon.
The fish was undercooked andt our bill got sent to another table, there was only 4 tables in the restaurant!
Maybe it was a bad day, willing to give it another try once Ive ran out of all other options.

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Thank Sue C
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Chef and Brewer pubs are very predictable but the White Horse is a very old pub in a delightful location. We wen there for my wifes 60th birthday do. Good food, good company warm and friendly. Good value too.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Came to Shere for the first time to stay with my boyfriend and came back with my best friend both times went for dinner at the white horse, the newly employed waiter was very polite and accomdating, 5 star service, again when returned although had 2 different ladys serving us food both was delievering 5 star service, 3 courses for £13 pounds good portions cant go wrong. A perfect village pub with great customer service, i will be returning!!

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

A Chef & Brewer pub serving the same menu as nearly all the Chef & Brewer Pubs, with some specials. As such it is not a gastropub but serves a good variety of respectable food at reasonable prices. (The Monday to Saturday "Lunch and Dinner Deals" are exceptionally good value.) Pity about the dreadful mixed vegetables served at all the C & B pubs.
It is a pleasant pub with ample outdoor seating (not very attractive) at the rear. Order at the bar. If in the area or visiting Shere (limited car parking) it is worth a visit but don't expect too much.
If in Shere at a weekend, the Shere museum is well worth a visit. The vast number of interesting old objects of all descriptions makes it much more than a local history museum. It's free entry but well worth a small donation.

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Thank Donald T
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