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Had Sunday Roast in the marquee on Sunday and it was amazing. Staff were so friendly, great service and amazing sunday roast. I had the pork belly and everything on the plate was delicious. I will definitely be going back xx
Date of visit: October 2021
alison w, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Suzanne! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
We visited with three generations of family, including children, for my husband’s birthday. The adult meals were great and tasted amazing, especially notable were the scotch egg starters and the sea bass main course.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere in the...pub is great.
Our only disappointment was the children’s meals- they almost felt like an after thought. The pasta dish was some spaghetti with a dribble of tomato sauce and cost £6, while a tiny bowl of cheese to go with it was an extra £1.
We’d definitely visit again, but maybe without our children.More
It’s been 1 year, 4 months and 21 days since the last face to face meeting of our Rotary Club. Tonight 11 of our 20 members, in a planned and official meeting, gathered here to sit and talk about the future our Club, and how...we intend to proceed with our ‘weekly’ meetings. It was great to see good friends, friends we have worked with in our pursuit of helping others less fortunate than ourselves.
This meeting took place in the extensive grounds that sit behind the pub. There is also a very reasonably sized car park. Traffic noise is a bit invasive with the M4 crossing over a bridge about 200 metres away. The area available for outside gatherings is enormous with tables under parasols, marquees, and other wooden structures. There is also a large barn and the first floor provides a function room suitable for gatherings of 70 people standing and probably seat about 30 people for dining.
This meeting took place in the extensive grounds that sit behind the pub. There is also a very reasonably sized car park. Traffic noise is a bit invasive with the M4 crossing over a bridge about 200 metres away. The area available for outside gatherings is enormous with tables under parasols, marquees, and other wooden structures. There is also a large barn and the first floor provides a function room suitable for gatherings of 70 people standing and probably seats about 30 people for dining. The barn function room also has its own bar and conveniences, plus a separate kitchen (latter on the ground floor).
The fish was superbly cooked and had a good fresh taste, but the beer batter was a tad soggy in places. The chips were really great, very chunky and the portion was easily sufficient. The tartare was not quite tart enough for our taste, but the crushed peas were really good. We could have chosen curry sauce instead of the peas or tartare, but that just did not appeal. Some of my chips were eaten without vinegar, but having asked a waitress to bring some, it promptly arrived together with tomato sauce, but I feel these should have been on the table from the start of the meal.
As the main was not huge I had room for a dessert, but my partner did not. So, I chose the ‘Chocolate Brownie, with Salted Caramel Sauce, Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream in an Almond Tuille Basket’. This was very good and reasonably sized, with the brownie being just warm (tick) and the chocolate sauce oozed satisfactorily, the ice cream was firm but wasn’t frozen solid, and the pleasing tuille basket (tuille meaning a ‘plate’) was a bit like a curved brandy snap (without the brandy flavour) and provided a much needed texture contrast.
I enjoyed my meal which with a 10% tip came to about £24, which was very reasonable for what I had. The wine a New Zealand Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc, was pretty good too, at just over £6 per 175ml glass. Service was very good especially as the garden was rammed with diners including a very large group celebrating a birthday party.
It was good to see the staff were meticulous in observing the COVID precautions, as were the pub with a one-way system to enter and exit the premises which meant we had a quick tour of the whole garden area.More
We booked a table for 4 on a Thursday evening at 7pm but were warned they had staff shortages so there might be a delay on the food ?
As it turned out there was no delay, the staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and there...seemed to be plenty of them, though I dont know what its like in the kitchen but they are advertising for a Chef.
We went through the now familiar procedure of leaving our names and mobile numbers at the door sanitised our hands and were seated at a pleasant table by the window.
We were soon joined by our friends and drinks were ordered.
My mate is a bit of a Real Ale Buff (anorak) so he settled on a pint of draught GWB Pale Ale (£4.10) which he examined closely.
It didn't initially pass inspection, not being Pale enough apparently but when he tasted it he was reasonably satisfied though he only had the one so I'm not sure he was totally convinced.
I had a really nice Ginger Beer ( £2.50) which is becoming one of my Favourites lately. It came from Bundaberg in Australia, where we met my daughter some years ago when she was back packing around OZ and had a few nights stay. (See our Travel Blog for the full story).
My wife had a Chardonnay at a whopping £6.00 a glass a half of lager and lime (£1.00) completed the drinks.
The menu was excellent. Plenty of choices from Burgers to Steaks but for some strange reason we all decided on the 'Pan Fried Hake in Curried Veloute with Samphire, new Potatoes and roasted butter nut squash. (£16).
Veloute: A soup or sauce made of chicken, veal, or fish stock and cream and thickened with butter and flour.
It was a great choice. The Hake was beautifully cooked (though it was a very small portion and there was little else on the plate for bulk) white flakey and still moist though my skin wasn't crips but I dont eat the skin anyway.
The curry sauce (Veloute) was a strange combination but worked a treat and we all said how well it complimented the fish.
Samphire was great and the slight saltiness was welcomed.
Because we were all still hungry we chose to have deserts .
Two cheese boards, (£9.00 each) with a selection of rather thinly sliced cheeses, a pot of delicious chutney, some fruit and a selection of crackers. Grapes are quite common on a cheese board but the Dates were a surprise which I really enjoyed. They went especially well with the Blue Cheese. The biscuits were fine but I much prefer sweet biscuits with cheese rather than crackers.
A good choice if expensive.
My wife chose the Lemon Tart (£7.00) and she couldn't praise it enough. This was a real winner.
My friend tackled a really good looking Sticky Toffee Pudding (£7.00) though he left his Ginger Snap biscuit which was quickly claimed. Yet again, a really good desert.
In summary this was a really good meal in a great venue (some Pubs have better ambiance than others and this place feels comfortable).
Service was spot on, friendly, attentive, helpful but not overly familiar.
Seating was comfortable if a little up right and the price was reasonable (toward expensive) at £116.55 not including a service charge.
We didn't notice any delays in getting served so if there were problems they managed them well.
Give this a try but dont expect cheap and Cheerful.More
The white horse is our go to favourite restaurant/ pub to visit for great atmosphere and food. On Sunday we decided to go for Sunday lunch which was fantastic. The meat was so flavoursome and the veg was in generous portion and cooked very well....Service was very friendly and prompt. Our desserts were delicious and one of the best brownies we have had out!More
It was a great family occasion, my sister's 70th birthday and this pub is atmospheric, rustic and the perfect setting for such a celebration.
The food was delicious and the staff were lovely, I was boring and sampled fish and chips and chocolate brownie with...ice cream in an almond basket, and generally we had a wonderful afternoon. However, there were a couple of things which slightly spoilt this event.
Firstly it took over an hour for our food to arrive. The restaurant was busy but we still felt this was a long time to wait. Secondly, we weren't keen on the way those serving were clearing away plates while some people at the table were still eating.
This hasn't made me feel that I wouldn't visit again and I would still recommend the restaurant for its cuisine and ambience in particular.More
I visited with friends recently and as there were more than we were allowed indoors due to the current restrictions we were seated in a lovely area under cover but outdoors with heaters. We received amazing service and were not left without a drink and...the food was delicious!
I highly recommend this pub to anyone! Food was reasonably price and staff were friendly.
I am about to book again now for a work event.More
This is my second visit over the weekend. It’s really busy and they were good enough to accommodate a stranger to the area, they didn’t need to do that but they did. It’s well worth a visit as the food is delicious and the staff...are lovely. I will be recommending to my friend I am covering for work wise as she is local and I will definitely be back next time I am visiting Bristol.More
Excellent quality food at a good price. We had a lovely coffee when we arrived and only had a main course each:
Battered haddock, fat chips and homemade mushy peas and tartare sauce.
Scotch Egg with sweet chilli jam and a rocket and parmesan salad....All well presented and tasted gorgeous.
Plenty of specs inside and a huge garden with a large marquee. Will be going again soon.More