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.

The White Horse Harpenden

Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
+44 1582 469290
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (17 reviews)
“pudding” (15 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (524)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 523 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was looking forward to trying out this pub for a lovely relaxing mid week lunch. It was a beautiful day and had lots of tables outside with plenty of room. Unfortunately , very few of them had umbrellas which , in my view, are essential...More

Thank 96dianet
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled some distance to meet with family here and so I had spent a little time researching this pub but boy, did I got it wrong, sadly. First up I did a search for local ale - Tring Brewery was fine but Greene King...More

Thank barwalko2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten adults and three babies were supposedly booked into the White Horse’s upstairs room for a family get-together and pre-Christening lunch, except the management allocated the room to another group instead, and booked our group into the snug. My daughter, phoning prior to arrival to...More

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a superb Easter Sunday lunch and had the most amazing lamb shanks, simply delicious along with the pudding. Compliments to the Chef. Jon and his wonderful team are the best. We love the White Horse and would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Beverley O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into the White Horse on the way to an appointment. We deliberately ordered a sandwich as we didn’t have much time; we thought, wrongly, that 35 minutes would be enough to make it. I said to the barman we were up against time,...More

Thank Stewart1269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here over the bank holiday weekend with some friends & our son & given the location I was expecting more. Service- friendly & welcoming although the crumble being served at the table was unnecessary & meant it was cold; along with the custard...More

Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always been a great spot but over the last couple of years service has become fantastic and just a great place to visit for breakfast, bottle of wine by the fire, lovely lit garden with dogs and friends, restaurant equally as good .

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Last time (30th September 2017) reviewed the passé decor, the ditzy service and fair food. Returned to find decor now looks worse (badly stained cushions on seats), service was still chaotic and largely worse than last time and the food was still fair (but all...More

Thank JustMyInterpretation
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I've eaten here a few times with family because they have a delicious vegan option. Staff are always very welcoming and friendly, the food is lovely and fairly priced, and the surroundings are lovely. Great place

Thank James B
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Wonderful ambience and refreshingly peaceful and quiet. The service was very attentive but not overwhelming. The Menu was imaginative and food very well cooked. I had the Sea Bream and Samphire which was delicious and very fresh. The saltiness of the samphire complimented the fish...More

Thank NicolasJon123
Nearby HotelsSee all Harpenden Hotels
Aubrey Park Hotel
707 reviews
4.41 km away
Premier Inn Luton South (M1, J9) Hotel
523 reviews
5.02 km away
St Michael's Manor Hotel
611 reviews
5.65 km away
Ardmore House
568 reviews
5.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lussmanns Harpenden
510 reviews
1.12 km away
138 reviews
.96 km away
Spice Rack
103 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Harpenden Common Golf Club
26 reviews
.51 km away
Harpenden Farmers' Market
20 reviews
1.16 km away
Breathing Space Spa
39 reviews
1.41 km away
Plough and Harrow, Harpenden
30 reviews
.85 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Debra C | Reviewed this property |
I think it is in the bar area
2 May 2017|
Response from Adele P | Reviewed this property |
Hi The menu is varied - you can have small or large plates from the starter menu - one of our group is on a diet and they put together smaller/ altered portion size (this was a Sunday) their week menu had lots more options... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 469290
  • E-mail
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