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The White Horse Harpenden

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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
+44 1582 469290
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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St. Albans
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food excellent ans as the food is cooked to order the service appeared slow but worth witing for They have a specials board, which changes regularly.

Thank U5343LMdavidy
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but worth it! Loads of parking, friendly staff, can feel like a bistro or a pub depending on where you sit. Lovely food ;-)

Thank Ivor_Kel
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable evening spent at the White Horse eating lovely food. A good selection of menu choices for older and younger family. The steak selection always a winner. Would like some sweet potato fries on the menu! Service was very good and we were well looked after. Good decor and nice place to sit and relax over dinner. Would... More 

Thank Sam O
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the first time with some colleagues from work. Harpenden seems spoilt for choice for places to eat that aren't just run of the mill, that can be found in every town Nice location and atmosphere with friendly staff and a reasonable menu with just enough choice Meat platter to share to start followed by fish from the... More 

Thank LoDonuts
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my mum here for lunch today for Mother's Day. She ordered the roast beef - medium on arrival it was very rare, after some persuasion as she doesn't like to complain, I asked for it to be redone and be medium to well. The staff were very apologetic and obliging, and it was redone, (although our waitress did... More 

Thank lubbaloo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a business lunch here last week and it's a lovely place with ample parking and the food fell agonisingly below anticipated expectations. I'd ordered the terrine from the day's specials but got given the one on the menu and although my client noticed I decided to keep it. The pork terrine was fridge cold and could have benefited... More 

Thank Joshdhaliwal
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy to discover the White Horse accepts dogs in the bar area, so after a chilly walk in Rothamstead Park we popped in for a warming coffee. The greeting was friendly, the cappuccinos were good and the surroundings were warm and welcoming. There are dog treats on the bar and our dog was given her own water... More 

Thank Liz S
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Whilst I do like the pub I had occasion to take friends there for a light lunch. We all ordered the steak sandwich which was truly awful. A minimal amount of steak and that which was there was inedible - tough, stringy and tasteless. I was embarrassed by the experience and could not wait to leave. Not a good advert... More 

Thank Enda S
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Food was nice, but didn't excite us. Just a good roast dinner, have had better but had far worse. Did have to ask for more gravy and vegetables as they didn't bring enough out. They were accommodating for my son though who is 21 months

Thank Hannah R
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Perfect for a post walk lunch. Excellent food. The staff are delightful. They made our dogs very welcome.

Thank Zora_Tyrone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?