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The White Horse Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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16 West Street, Ditchling, England
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St Albans
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A warm welcome, open fire and good beer. Nice atmosphere and dog friendly and food was amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank StAlbansMark
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a table here for a late Sunday lunch, we were dealt with very efficiently by the staff and were shown to a table in a lovely, bustling room packed with families and couples. There was a bit of a wait for the food, but the landlord came over and apologised and to be honest we weren't in a hurry... More 

Thank Clare D
W Sussex
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a tasty lunch at The White Horse last Sunday. We got there by 12.15 and it wasn't at all busy and didn't seem to have got too busy by 1.00pm. A good quantity of beef arrived, which had been cooked as requested, rare or medium rare. Unusual for a roast meal. If you are not keen on a pudding... More 

Thank LornaL_9
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I visit the White Horse on a semi-regular basis and know many of the locals and the staff. There are usually 5-6 real ales available (including Harvey's). These are kept in great condition. I can't vouch for the lagers & ciders but I haven't heard my friends complaining. Whether you are looking for Sunday Lunch (often busy) or a traditional... More 

Thank Colin M
Lewes, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

A friendly local pub, with a great menu. Its not fancy or a chain pub (thank goodness) just an honest pub serving good grub. Recommend Sunday roast ( book ahead, its busy at the weekend)and the best steak and ale pie. Dog 🐶 friendly too.

Thank Steph W
Ditchling, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had Sunday Lunch here with friends. The three of us (adults) cleared our plates. It was de-licious. They were extremely busy as so popular so we did have to wait quite a long time but, being with friends, it was a chance to have a good 'catch up'. It was well worth the wait. The slow cooked pulled pork was... More 

Thank sandim203
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a popular and busy pub/restaurant on Sundays. Good selection of real ales. The beef on Sunday was succulent and plenty of it. Nice but small garden area at rear. Toilets a bit basic. A bit pricey

Thank Tory T
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Starter of breaded prawns OK but went downhill after that. Roast beef like leather and vegetables swimming in oil and the brownie was not to die for as it was already dead. Staff could have been more engaging and polite with a smile but not this day. Tried it but wont be returning.

Thank Keefdee
Croydon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very pleased with the food dont look at the decor as it seems a bit shabby. Went ther with my mum for a change as we go out every month. The soup which was meant to be vegetable was more like butternut squash really great a very large bowl of soup. The pate i had was great with two large... More 

Thank Keith J
Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I had an evening meal here which we both enjoyed and thought good value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful and the real ale was good.

Thank lordboughton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 West Street, Ditchling, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Ditchling

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?