The White Horse at Tilbrook

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167 reviews
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If you’ve been to any of our other pubs, you’ll know that the Perfect Country Pub’s are all about fun and creating an environment and menu that is great for all the family to enjoy no matter what the occasion.

Our aim is to do the simple things right, go the extra step, make you feel at home and let you realise food is about fun!

Our influences and inspirations come from all across the globe, this may be an authentic pizza from a trip to Italy, chicken wings we tried in Malaysia or an amazing burger we ate on a trip to New York.
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That days hero burger was immense, best burger in ages. Totally recommended this place.

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SS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome venue, Great food, fantastic staff, with the added benefit of fabulous sun set location

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EM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great roast dinner, scrummy sticky toffee pudding desert, very nicely refurbished since we were last there.

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JB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for fish without batter. It was beautiful fish and lovely chunky chips. There is a play area outside. Also you can bring your dog too. Very convenient. On the route to our home from St Neots where friends and family live. I can meet my friends half way. Very clean. Lovely views from the conservatory.

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p
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

well place need a darn good clean as crumbs everywhere! there was only us and and two other tables yet food took over an hour to come!! the starter was amazing thus took 20 mins to arrive... then the steaks which took about an hour from ordering with starter .... not only were they undercooked but full of gristle and not very nice.... when we mentioned it i got oh i’ll let the butchers n
know.... no sorry!! will i go back?? not a chance! 3 starters 3 mains and 6 drinks £120.... i could do better at home!

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DW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Sadly the serving staff seemed uninterested in attending to us and we’re not cheerful, dumping cutlery requested on the table in a pile for us to help ourselves to. One member of staff one our arrival saw us stood at the bar and turned around walking in the other direction while we were left waiting and wondering where to go to check in for our booking. The food was pricey for what was served three small pieces of halloumi and to pieces of pineapple for £6. Having gone there for a birthday meal, we would not return after the experience we had.

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CW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, would have liked a little more choice. Service was good. Only down side was the restaurant was quite noisy with a few crying children/babies. We booked a table for 8 pm hoping that diners with children may have eaten earlier but that wasn’t the case. Overall though, an enjoyable evening.

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WW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked at the last minute, it was very busy but staff were very helpful and quick service.
We have now visited 8 or 9 times since it reopened just under 12 months ago and have always been impressed.

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HF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor area and lovely interior. Food and service was great.

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NR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and there is a good choice, maybe a bit more vegetarian/vegan would be good for me!

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit. Husband went for the Fish on Friday which was disappointing as he appeared to have batter with very little fish inside so would not recommend. Service a little slow towards the end, but otherwise would probably return as it’s local for us.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely meal at lunchtime with friends
Our table was in the light and airy conservatory area. The service was good, gave us enough time to read the comprehensive menu and checked that was ok with our meals
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their choices, one diner was gluten intolerant and was catered for with no problem
One comment I would make was the area became quite warm but not so much that we felt it necessary to ask for window to be opened.
Will definitely return

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SW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Starters was very small salmon with creme fraiche very poor size for money
Wrong mains brought out and had to get forks and knives ourselves due to none being brought out with dinner and no one around to ask
Cappuccino Luke warm

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PP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This pub restaurant has really stepped up to the challenge, under the present ownership, to provide excellent food and drink in a wonderful setting. Too many country pubs have succumbed over the years, as people's tastes change for whatever reason, but the present owners already have a track record of success with their other pubs in the district and we will continue to support them, if the present standards are maintained. A credit to all!

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JS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner for Father's Day. Lovely staff, great food, nice layout and garden for the kids. We'll definitely be back! Even went to the shop to get milk for our daughter as they'd run out. Overall brilliant experience. Thank you

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F
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice food on a busy day, but table sat at was in the walk way of the service team, close to the toilet entrance and outside so quite distracting

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KH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was rushed , I also had around 4 different waiters!! The food was ok my partners roast beef was too thinly sliced and completely red my pork was over cooked and the crackling was very salty .. My prawn cocktail was premade with a skin formed from being in the fridge and the bread was cold too.. I would like to give them another go as the surroundings where pleasant

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LP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality and being a vegan - great options for me, as well as my meat eating friends

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DB
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Just had fish and chips but it was excellent. Freshly cooked and well presented.

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S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went to the venue for a family meal, the staff where friendly and the setting is beautiful! Would 100% recommend. Extremely happy!

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JN
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch. We visited with 4 adults and 4 children. The kids loved the make your own pizzas and the food is of very high standard. Highly recommend.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wouldn't call myself a "regular" but I have a feeling I will become one - Best pub for miles and miles, friendly and well trained staff, nice beers, food is fantastic and the atmosphere is suitable for Families, couples and friends just out for a pint. The menu doesn't seem to change much but thats fine for me, I like the idea of a help for heros burger, although I skipped it and went for the red lion burger this time around and I get sick if I eat Mushrooms. Looking forward to partaking of a pint or two in the not too distant...

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SF
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and good service
Can’t wait to come back again

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RC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Were made to feel very welcome by Grant. Food exceptizonal specially the chips excellent service. Haven't been there since under new management & very pleasantly surprised. Upgrades to conservatory area great no more trip hazards and removing perilous steps stroke of genius. Will definitely be back again

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DG
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team couldn’t do more to meet our complexed requests to accommodate varying dietary needs not a single meal ordered was standard to the menu! The kids menu has a create your own pizza which kept our little ones entertained, we will be back and would highly recommend as a treat if visiting the campsite across the road 😁

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J
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service. Nice location. Would definitely visit again

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HT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not as nice as it was when it first opened. Not worth the £80 bill. The service and the food quality is not the same.

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HC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly pub with good atmosphere, food and service. If you are into Bloody Mary cocktails, they are the best in the whole of the country!
Have visited about half a dozen times and they are consistent with the level of the above attributes.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Didn't know this place was here - we're from Rushden. Will be returning. Extensive menu.

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p
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting, food and service were absolutely fantastic!!! well worth the money

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DB
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The White Horse is getting better every time we visit. Seemed a bit short staffed on Friday.

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JA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, well looked after. Steak was excellent with good flavour to the sauce which was served separate to the meal. This is something I like - I hate the plate drenched in the sauce.

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TB
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with friendly attentive staff. Great atmosphere and most importantly child friendly.

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ML
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, planning to take others here. Couldn’t say a bad word about it!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very nice location, friendly staff and the children loved making there pizzas and playing outside. I feel for the price I would have liked a larger steak (I had ribeye) and the onion rings didn't taste fresh. Apart from that overall a very nice, quite evening meal.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s the first time we’ve been, I found the booking easy and the restaurant was nice and not too busy. The Sunday lunch roast rump we had was delicious. And the pudding waffle too.
If I had to give any constructive feedback I found the menu very limiting. Maybe a few specials might have been nice....but that’s just a personal opinion. It wouldn’t stop me going again.
The play area had a broken swing and quite a few large pot holes that the council would be proud of. Not overly safe for a toddler but adequate.

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JA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, something for everyone and reasonably priced. Service is fast and friendly. Great drinks menu.

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KE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received fantastic service as well as fabulous food. Our waitress was a great laugh and made our evening a lot of fun. They were welcoming of our birthday cake which we took along with us and all. The staff came out and sung happy birthday when they brought his cake with candles. We had a superb evening and the food servings were plentiful and great value for money.

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KL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

This was our third weekday lunchtime visit in recent weeks. Our first visit had been fine, the second visit not so good and so we wanted to give it another go.

It transpired that there was to be a very large party of people who had obviously pre-ordered food. We were not told, until we were at the table, that we could only choose from the set lunch menu (no reason was given), this was particularly annoying. Had we known about the large party and limited choice when we had reserved, or been told subsequently prior to arrival, we would have gone elsewhere. Wish we had.

We were a party of 6, including 2 elderly, 1 teen and 1 pre-teen. The set menu (only 1 copy available) was limited and when I asked whether it would be possible to order something a bit more run of the mill (the large group were tucking into fish and chips!), we were told that we could only order from the limited set menu, although the chef would be happy to remove certain elements! The children therefore reluctantly ordered food that they didn't want. As this was a birthday treat for my father-in-law, it wasn't appropriate to get up and leave.

The Cobb Salad with chicken and pancetta, had pancetta but no sign of chicken. The Chef kindly sent a generous portion of chicken when we pointed this out. The lady that served us, whilst very pleasant appeared unsure and at times out of her depth. There was also a lengthy wait when we first arrived whilst the staff dealt with the arrival of the big group.

The group were noisy and it didn't make for easy conversation - sadly the impact on the other diners in terms of lack of menu choice was extremely disappointing, in particular as the large group were being served food other than the set menu.

Frankly the entire experience was underwhelming and rather embarrassing for us. The food was unfortunately mediocre - the choice very limited. The children did enjoy the puddings. Bad experiences (and reviews) are avoidable if you manage expectations.

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L
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the only Sunday lunch I’ve had without greens. Was told that the chef won’t serve them as it upset the look of the plate!!!!spoilt a good meal

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