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The White Horse, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

The White Horse

4.2
4.2
398 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The White Horse is a delightful old pub in Hatching Green. Five minutes from the bustling centre of Harpenden on the one hand and Junction 9 of the M1 on the other, the pub has a lovely country setting, surrounded by a large leafy garden and terrace.

The bar is warm and cosy, with old parquet and low beams hung with antique copper jugs, while the dining room is light & fresh, its French windows opening onto a sunny terrace. In our charming private dining room, up a winding stair in the oldest part of the pub, we can comfortably host a dinner party for twelve.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01582 469290
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Robert Button
  • Private party facilities
    If you’re looking for a space to host a dinner party, family get-together, or Birthday celebration, talk to us about booking our hideaway. Make it your own, with all the comforts of having a party in your own home, without any of the hard work.
  • Private party contact
    Sam: 01582 469290
  • Area
    Harpenden
  • Parking Details
    The White Horse has a large car park to the side of the pub.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Healthy

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for outdoor dining

398 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best place in harpenden...great service great food and the best ambiance.

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  2. MarkS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor breakfast experience. Some of the food cold or not cooked at all. Items missed off order too. Servers were polite but generally inattentive. Will not be returning.

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  3. JimT

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only downside was starter special Cherizzo Bon Bon which was a bit bland, steaks were great, Shiraz was lovely and the service was unhurried and attentive. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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  4. SimonAB

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are long time diners at the White Horse over its many changes of hands. It is currently the best it has ever been with great food and service. Recommended.

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  5. Disappointing

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Catch of the day, sea bass, with boiled new potatoes and rocket salad, on the specials menu. Lunch outside, pleasant setting, good service. But, the food was disappointing. The sea bass was one small filet, cooked nicely, occupying abour one third of the plate; at least three medium sized potatoes, halved, taking up most of the rest of the plate, they were floury, tasteless, and definitely not new. And a pile of rocket, taking up the rest of the plate, with possibly some oil on it. The was a slice of lemon, and the potatoes had a little oil or butter.

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  6. EmmaS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic (as always) and service attentive. Also recommended the delicious non-alcoholoc cocktails.

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  7. HenryT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal at the White Horse. Only reason I have knocked one start of was because, the special I ordered - Roast Pork Belly, whilst lovely, the piece of pork I got was tiny. I was wondering when they would bring the rest out! A real shame, because what i did get was so good. Staff are very attentive. Was served by this big guy - Jamie, very good service, and happy chap.

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  8. Liverbird

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch here. The food was good and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The gave all the Mother’s a mini bottle of gin as a gift which I thought was a really nice touch. We would definitely go back.

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  9. JE1970

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and attentive staff.

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  10. luv2eat

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was very good plus the food was good. Had a nice evening

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The White Horse is rated 4.2 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The White Horse

Redbourn Lane, Hatching Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JP

Additional information

  • Area
    Harpenden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The White Horse has a large car park to the side of the pub.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Robert Button
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01582 469290
  • Private party facilities
    If you’re looking for a space to host a dinner party, family get-together, or Birthday celebration, talk to us about booking our hideaway. Make it your own, with all the comforts of having a party in your own home, without any of the hard work.
  • Private party contact
    Sam: 01582 469290
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