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The White Horse

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52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
+44 1865 204801
11:00 - 23:00
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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834 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,105 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good fish and chips and good pub atmosphere and was supposedly used in the filming of Inspector Lewis and Inspector Morse BBC shows. Prices are reasonable. Pub is located near Oxford Visitor Information Center, Trinity College and the Bodleian Library so it attracts both locals and tourist and fills up rather quickly.

Thank RLWOrangePark
Brussels, Belgium
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164 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for a light lunch during a city walk. Beautiful interior, good choice of beers, tasty food and friendly service. Follow the footsteps of inspector Morse and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Paul S
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small intimate pub - can be a bit crowded. Welcoming staff, great beer and wonderful pub curries! I would highly recommend this place.

Thank mike934
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello Mike and thank you so so much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We do listen to our customers and are thrilled that we think we have got it right. We are a traditional pub and not a restaurant or gastro pub as some are called. We offer a simple but varied choice... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, vibrant pub. They serve traditional food, very reasonable prices. The quality is very good. Would recommend for a casual meal out.

Thank Lindsey W
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for the review. Please come back soon Regards More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its so small , has atmosphere and with a position to die for on Broad street with the bookshop literally all around it in every direction . I like the service but the bigger factor for me is the great ambience and the proximity to some of Oxford's visitor highlights .

Thank hilltopOxon
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much for the review. Please come back soon Regards More 

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on a Saturday lunch time and was lucky enough to get a table just as people were leaving. It is rather squashed but then it is very small. Atmospheric pub, staff friendly. I had a chicken Caesar salad, which was OK, but they gave me some bread & butter, I think because they had run out of parmesan... More 

Thank Lady Flavia
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your meal. I'm sure if you asked a member of staff they could have easily rectified this. We have lots of Parmesan and croutons we make fresh so we do have the ingredients. Bread is always given with salads. Please do come back soon and as an apology... More 

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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for having dinner before you take the late (and cheap) train back to London. Typical English food in a typical English pub - just great. All four dishes, which we shared, were really tasty.

Thank elbuenviajero001
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello and many many thanks for your great review. My team and I very happy. Regards More 

Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little public house is handy for city center, with original features and a nice selection of ales. It's small and cozy, giving you a comfortable environment to enjoy conversation. I'd advise booking if you want to be guaranteed a table to eat. But definitely worth a visit

Thank traderJT
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great review. Indeed if you would like a return visit please call me on 01865204801 where I can reserve a table Regards Jacqueline More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Good pub atmosphere, usual fare. Our toad-in-the-hole dinners were quite tasty, but service was slow. The young gents staffing the bar seemed a bit unclear about how to wait tables and be a bar keep. Perhaps they were short-staffed? We chose this because it was across from the Bodelian and close to many spots we wanted to see.

Thank BET820
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the review. You are correct we do have new staff and are currently training it is a strain for our regular staff but we know they do their best. Apologies if you had to wait a little longer than usual. Please come back soon Regards More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I wanted to find somewhere in Oxford for decent pub food and being highly rated on TripAdvisor, I was persuaded to come here. It was very busy and very tight spaced which was no matter. There were only two workers at the bar - one served the drinks whilst the other waited the tables and served the food. They seemed... More 

Thank ami478
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. I'm so frustrated with your comments as all you had to do was tell the management or staff. We do not use salt in our batter or indeed when we cook the salmon with the ever increasing awareness of customers choosing not to add salt we simply leave this up to the customer. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$4
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204801
Located in the heart of the City sandwiched between Blackwells Bookstore and opposite the Sheldonian Theatre. A grade two listed building dating back to the 16th century. Famous for our Fish and Chips. Also famous for filming of Inspector Morse in the 1980's and more recently 'Lewis' and the new 'Endeavour' Real ales and traditional home cooked food makes us a must visit when you are in Oxford.We are not a gastro pub or restaurant, we are a great British Pub with Great pub food and drink. Open every day 12 till 11pm. Food all day till 9pm Please note Sunday closing 10pm

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