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The White Horse at Ampfield

$$ - $$$, British,
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
+44 1794 368356
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (3 reviews)
“fish pie” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Nice atmosphere, very spacious, but aspects of the food was disappointing. Had my meal just been described as fish pie I would have felt happier. As it was although the prawns were discernible the other fish were not. It was just a fishy tasting goo.meagre...More

2  Thank Lynn F
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Not quite sure what to say, I would have thought that a desciption of "cod, Smoked haddock & king prawns in a leek and cream sauce topped with cheddar mashed potato" would automatically be seen as a fish pie. My apologies, for others with the...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went here with two work colleagues from India visiting our UK office . The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent . A great specials menu with some imaginative dishes . The chef/ proprietor was very accommodating and even brought a fish...More

Thank Rick N
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

You were wonderful customers, thanks for the review and come again

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Love this pub, great food, wonderfully friendly staff and great for kids! Pubs like this are a dying breed. We will definitely be back!!

Thank Davedrys
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your kind words

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We've been here a number of times over the years, as family on special occasions, stop offs after dog walks and nights out with the other half and I don't think I've had a bad meal. Staff have always been polite and attentive. Great beer...More

Thank stuartamaclean
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Back for an evening meal with friends having enjoyed a great New Years Eve at the White Horse. The hosts and the staff are great and make you feel welcome straight away - a menu to offer something for everyone and more, and the quality...More

Thank Trek700
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks I have passed your comments on to the kitchen and restaurant staff

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We came at the end of Feb for my fiancé 50th birthday for which we had booked a table for 21 of us. We had one end of the pub overlooking the garden all to ourselves. We were asked to pre order except for desserts...More

Thank paula r
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

You were a pleasure to look after and we wish you both well in the future

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Well !!!!!! The White Horse never lets you down, I know we have been there a lot - no, I mean A LOT, but we have not been there since New years eve (Of which is fantastic by the way), you never get let down...More

Thank julie s
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Julie we have to stop meeting like this, you both are wonderful customers and we are always pleased to see you. my thanks

Reviewed 25 February 2017

We arrived early evening so food came quickly and service pleasant. Soup under seasoned and bland. Main course chicken schnitzel ok but the egg on top over cooked and hard. Our other dishes were ok but we felt the ingredients were low quality and not...More

Thank Jessy3000
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

I am obviously sorry that Jessy of Romsey found her soup under seasoned and her egg on the schnitzel over cooked. I have read all Jessy's reviews on trip advisor and feel that once more we are dealing with a serious amateur food critic. Perhaps...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Despite my previous review in which we couldn't get a table as the restaurant wasn't open, we decided to again call into the White Horse to see for ourselves what the food was like as we hadn't eaten here for many years and certainly not...More

Thank WebbyDog
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

I have tried eating my words and humble pie, they are hard to chew, even harder to swallow and you have to be a big man to eat them in public. I thank you for you review which shows that sometime Tripadvisor works for both...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went here many years ago and had the best pie ever.....so decided to revisit. It's a lovely old-fashioned proper country inn, roaring fire very comfy especially on a wet Sunday afternoon. We all had starters which were nice although, they substituted the bread on my...More

Thank sjh3947
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

thank you for the kind words, I am not sure where te term legandary pie came from. We call them proper pies, and obviously they are different every time they are made. Thank you again

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Response from Pruneface | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very helpful unfortunately I cannot include it on here but The White Horse, Ampfield will find it ... And their food times are..... Food Service Hours Mon – Sat Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Mon – Sat Evening: 6pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 22
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 368356
  • E-mail
Description
Parts of the ancient building of the White Horse date back to the 16th century, and the two large Inglenook open fires bear testament to their heritage with their smoking chambers and their priest hole. These fires which are always alight during the winter months throw their heat into the various bar areas.The locals bar, with its dart board, and cosy village atmosphere retains the typical English pub image. Roaring log fire, the slap of cards on the table during a crib match and the thump of darts in the board, echo quietly in this bar. No background music can be heard, just the agitated discussions of the village elders who frequent this oasis of good beer & conversation.The lounge bar, with its equally large Inglenook can accommodate up to 40 people sitting and many more standing. Used by many people as a dining area, it still retains its “Olde World Charm”. A comfortable Chesterfield and deep farmhouse chairs merely add to the pleasant ambience of this lovely area.The restaurant has been built in a new area that extends towards the lovely pub garden. Seating 90 customers it makes a perfect place to enjoy the excellent food that is always available.
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