We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The White Horse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
The square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730355
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 198: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a table for four for 2pm and although we were twenty minutes late, our table was still reserved for us. The pub itself is lovely old and very quaint, it's not massive, in fact it's perfect. I would suggest reserving a table in advance because if busy you proberly won't get a table. We were sat next to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Al L
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying in Chilham for one night this February, we went to the White Horse to have a restful drink after a long journey. What a great surprise when you push the door, as the White Horse is really the old pub you often dream of, and therefore we really enjoyed our draught-beers in front of the warm fireplace, in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank BaptisteBiaggi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely historic pub, set in a picturesque location, with a modern twist! Great food, fantastic music nights and friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank Janbettyann
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After leaving the Woolpack down the road as the staff were a little frosty we came to the White Horse for dinner and a few drinks. We had an exceptional warm welcoming from the landlord and the barmaid. Huge food portions, wonderful crispy chips, very reasonably priced, great ale, great music and amazing service. 10/10

Helpful?
Thank Lorna D
TheWhiteHorse79, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi there Lorna. Thankyou for your kind comments, it really means a lot to us to receive positive feedback and we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon; More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the historic Tudor square of Chilham, the White Horse is a pub of great character worth a visit for that alone. Both food and drink are also very good. A delightful English country pub.

Helpful?
Thank NickLD
TheWhiteHorse79, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for taking the time to review us. We very much appreciate your positive comments and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While working at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury had a jaunt out to Chilham and the White Horse Innwhere I was treated to a glorious lunch. The atmosphere and setting was perfect indoors with a roaring fire in an inglenook fireplace. Must also remark on the brilliant service and a most congenial landlord "Ryder". Historic and charming. The reason for the... More 

Helpful?
Thank damedona
higherorlower, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and for recognising my charm, some don't would you believe?! Thank you for your complimentary message about the White Horse and its quirky surroundings. I hope to see you again soon. All the best Ryder. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, very friendly and welcoming and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thank you for making no our time so lovely. My family and I are very much looking forward to returning. We adore this pub, one of the very last proper pubs left.

Helpful?
Thank Izzy O
higherorlower, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

What a lovely thing to say. We hope to see you and your family again very soon. More 

Kent
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I can't review the food as it never came. After an hours wait we got a refund and left. I did feel bad for the poor girl serving at the bar as she was on her own and doing a great job. However, the theme of understaffing seemed to extend to the kitchen as well. As we waitied we just... More 

Helpful?
Thank KentShepster
higherorlower, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Sorry about the slow service. It does get very busy at the White Horse as it is in a popular location. The trouble is, once one person starts complaining other feel they need to join in and before you know it, generally, are making the situation unnecessarily worse. Izzy was trying her best, as were the kitchen, but unfortunately two... More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

There was a group of 22 walkers, who came for a xmas dinner in the evening. Much enjoyed the xmas dinner (hot soup and tasty xmas pud) in what can only be describe as on old fashion pub. Was most impressed with the level of service and a good fun had by all. thank you so much

Helpful?
Thank Holly M
higherorlower, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

It was an excellent evening. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. I hope you will consider using the White Horse for future events and of course on an individual basis. Please get in touch if we might be able to assist again in the future. All the best Ryder and the White Horse Team More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Idylic and characteristical English pub, set in the beauutifully sleepy village of Chilham. My boyfriend and I spent a very cosey evening here, sat in front of the a gorgeous open fire. The atmosphere was very relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food and drink was lovely and the service was even better; Debbie was particularly accomodating and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jade B
higherorlower, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We pride ourselves on creating a cosy environment for all. We're glad you enjoyed it. We hope to seek you back soon. More 

Travellers who viewed The White Horse also viewed

 
Chilham, Canterbury
 

Been to The White Horse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chilham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730355
Description
14th Century Inn set in the heart of historical and picturesque village of Chilham. The White Horse has been used in several film productions and television programmes. The White Horse is set in the main village square opposite Chilham castle. We provide traditional fare, real ales and we also cater for events.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The White Horse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?