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The White Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
+44 1304 213066
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Dover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadnt been to this pub in over 6 years. Since then it seems to have been well renovated and the new owners are very polite and welcoming. Myself and friends came for an evening drink, love a pint of Amstel on tap!! One of my friends has his name on the wall twice for swimming the channel once solo... More 

1 Thank SeriouslyPHILM
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the evening here and enjoyed great food and good company. Jules and Stuart make everyone who walks through the door welcome. The food was homemade and delicious, we will definitely be back!

1 Thank Emmeline & Jim
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Born and bred in Dover we had never visited this charming pub until yesterday for Sunday lunch, wow one of the best Sunday lunches we have ever had, it was a delight to go into a traditional pub and eat good food with pleasant staff and excellent service. We revisited the following day for a light lunch, again excellent quality... More 

1 Thank Sharon_Edwards_11
Dover, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch and loved it, roast beef or chicken with all the trimmings, including stuffing, yorkshires, carrots, swede, leeks and gorgeous roasties :) staff were lovely and welcoming, massive servings of food, I had a huge chocolate brownie with whisky cream after. Dovers best ever roast dinner!

1 Thank SparklyCullen
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic find on our recent visit to Dover. While the menu is limited, the food is very fresh and cooked to order. The owner is very friendly, flexible and ready for a laugh. Great to read what app the channel swimmers have written. We really enjoyed our evening, highly recommend the food and would definitely say it was... More 

1 Thank Steph0502
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my Brazilian husband Edison Peinado swam across the English Channel, the first 6 hours were so brutal that the observer on the boat said to the captain, "Looks like we'll be back in Dover for lunch after all," meaning Edison wasn't going to make it and we'd have to turn back early. In the 11th hour, with France in... More 

1 Thank Kimberly H
Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I booked my table at the White Horse for me and dad I jokingly asked if there would be bangers? (as it was bonfire night) After our long trip from West Yorkshire (via Manchester where dad lives), we got to the White Horse just after 6pm. We were warmly welcomed and it was not long before Stu appeared with... More 

2 Thank Lifeloving1
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just been for Sunday lunch . My husband and I had the beef my mum had the chicken. All the meats were so deliciously tender and the roast potatoes were to die for. The portions were very generous but we all managed to clear our plates. The service and hospitality was excellent. I highly recommend this wonderful place either... More 

1 Thank potterjja12
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly recommended for the food, drinks, atmosphere and hosts!! Great Sunday roast and puddings!

2 Thank Teresa S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What great food, great hosts. A warm welcome. I would recommend this homely Pub/restaurant to all. Will be returning.

2 Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 213066
The oldest Pub in Dover, original building c 1365. Channel Swimmers' pub - if you are a successful English Channel Swimmer please sign our wall to record your achievement. Good pub food and real ales. Patio Garden.

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