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White Horse

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Winchester Road, Ampfield, England
+44 1794 368356
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Ampfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Having moved into walking distance of this pub I have visited a few times now. Food has been beautiful and staff are lovely. I would highly recommend it as its local quality cooked food not a chain pub.

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Thank Tara I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Went to the White Horse last night for a dear friends birthday as we knew the pub from previous visits and as always had a great evening From the minute you walk in you are made to feel very welcome and at home.The meals were very varied and we all took ages to decide as it all looked very tasty... More 

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Thank Chris P
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments. More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

As we have not placed a review on the White Horse for a while I thought I would hit the place again whilst staying in the camp site down the road. As always, exactly what we have come to love and expect of the meal we had, absolutely wonderful, in fact, my wife called her fish pie "The Eighth Wonder... More 

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Thank julie s
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

many thanks for you kind remarks I have passed them on to all the staff More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stayed locally about 1 mile away in local hotel, so booked a table for the Friday evening. The bar area on entering was as we say up North a little rough and ready, but nevertheless full of locals, welcoming, and not without atmosphere or charm. Importantly the beer was good, good choice on offer. The restaurant area is quite large... More 

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Thank joerusshamilton11
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Hampshire,UK
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Genuine local pub offering a wide menu of home cooked food, some standards dishes but some surprises, good food well presented. Nice touch: it still has a bar for locals to sit on a stool by the fire for a pint!

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Thank chippy_sod
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your comments. You are correct it is good that one can still find a locals bar where you can eat & drink in front of an open fire More 

Vernham Dean, null, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We called in for an impromtu dinner before dropping our daughter off at college so we arrived early at just after 6pm. There were no other diners and we were really impressed with the lovely decor open fireplace - very pretty. Nice beer too. We ordered our food which came fairly promptly but this was where things started to go... More 

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Thank Jane E
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

I am truly sorry about the fact that your egg was overcooked, I am not sure why you did not ask for it to be recooked to your satisfaction, and we both might have had a better experience. The rice is meant to be sticky, it is listed on the menu as Jasmine rice, and is Thai sticky rice, my... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

With all its charm the White Horse is truly a gem amongst pubs. As fairly local residents it may have taken us way too long to find it, so more a hidden gem, but we're making up for lost time now. Whether it's been for a quiet coffee, light lunch or drinks with friends in the bar , or dinner... More 

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Thank Kelv2013uk
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

I am sure that this review is posted by a lovely man and his family, who we have pleasure in entertaining quite often. Many thanks Kelvin, if it is you, you are very kind and I have passed your comments on to all the staff. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were looking for somewhere to eat before heading out for the evening, The White Horse was on our route and we made a split decision and stopped. I am so glad we did as the food was absolutely first class. I had the sea bass my partner had the steak and our son had the burger, every bit of... More 

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whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure to look after you. Please hurry back. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I recently ate here with a friend and we chose one of the specials: "Brill with a seafood sauce". The tastes just did not work and left a very unpleasant taste in our mouths. After saying I was dissatisfied, I was asked what could be done to put it right and I suggested that we were given a dessert: an... More 

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whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

I think we have all walked down this road, you go into a restaurant ask for a menu and choose something that sounds great. When it arrives it was not quite what you wanted. Nothing wrong with the meal, just not what you thought it was going to be. This was a great meal on our specials board. Pan fried... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We originally picked a different restaurant but I thought we should pop in for a drink, friendly and more importantly relaxed, we actually felt like things were our decision. Guys please trust me here, when I say the food is fantastic! We eat here every time now, hidden gem is not the word! So it's just perfect!

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Thank simonedmondson
whitehorseampfield, Owner at White Horse, responded to this review

What a great review! many thanks, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Road, Ampfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Ampfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 368356
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?