The White Horse

4.2
75 reviews
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Gastro Pub
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Cosy
An independent Gastro Pub nestled between the cottages of Welwyn Village. We offer a relaxed and casual drinking and dining environment with tasty Pub Classics, Grilled Dishes & Sharing Plates. We cater for all dietary requirements and host a wonderful Sunday Roast, complete with Bloody Mary's and puddings with custard!

After your meal, cosy up by the fireplace or soak up some sun in our beautiful pub garden. We have a newly refurbished, contemporary-meets-traditional restaurant space for dining, which is also available for private hire, weddings and celebrations.
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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was so good we booked for Sunday lunch. This was our first time here. We love the decor and the food was lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening, food was delicious service was friendly always with a smile. Atmosphere was brilliant . Definitely will be going again.

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EA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very tasty food. Mark was extremely helpful and v polite.

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CT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff from the start. I met with a very good friend for Sunday lunch. The food was lovely but the noise was a little intrusive at times. Not surprising though, it was Sunday and there were families there. We will be coming back.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely meal, brilliant service and lovely atmosphere! Would always recommend to anyone.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Roast enjoyed by all,could have been a little hotter though.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was so noisy we could not hear our conversation. We asked to be moved to the one empty table in the public area, however this was next to an on tv and a music speaker that was also pumping out music. We asked for the tv volume to be turned down. The food was good but the table was not laid out so it did not look professional. This was our first visit after googling good restaurants in the area but I am afraid we will not be returning.

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PL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and very good service.Loved it.Always a lovely friendly reception when you arrive.The surroundings are very pleasant and a lovely homely feeling.Sunday roasts are a all brilliant.

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KJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite local restaurant and always consistently good

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Long wait, lower quality than previous visit and expensive

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K
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

Had run out of some dishes and we booked for 6.15pm and restaurant was empty. Ribs full of fat , no atmosphere considering it was 27th Dec. Will not return

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M
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This was our third visit, great food as always though they had run out of quite a few items, despite making this reservation way in advance. The server wasn’t happy either and it showed. No conversation, quite rude in fact - shame as it was our family Christmas get together.

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J
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, really cosy and inviting restaurant and service was great! The waitress serving us was very personable, friendly and efficient. Would always recommend the white horse!

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SG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday roast in the village!!
Great country pub, with a good sized restaurant and garden seating.
Staff are pleasant and helpful and service is always good.
Would thoroughly recommend. You won't be disappointed.

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P
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Great pub expensive starters. Lack of choice to be fair. Noise levels a little loud. Staff okay depends on who serves you.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We like the pub and it has a good atmosphere however on this occasion we felt that the roast beef Sunday lunch was let down by the beef being a bit tough. Service has been better on this occasion it was a little indifferent and a little slow to pay

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RH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A quiet, unhurried evening meal. Quiet location with limited parking. Excellent food and a good selection of Gin's. Baby ribs to die for!

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t
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The staff were nice enough but service was very slow had to go to the bar to get our own drinks. Noise level was unbearable due to a large party. Sunday lunch was quite tasty but portions were small and my Yorkshire pudding was a fraction of the size of others.

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined here on my birthday. Service was good, decor of the dining room v nice. Varied and interesting menu and Our choices didn’t disappoint. We are going as a larger family group for Sunday lunch shortly so we’ll see if it’s as good!

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RE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub, friendly staff and great food. Will be back soon!

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CM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and attentive service. Shame no cocktails and poor selection of non alcoholic drinks.

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

After a 40 minute wait the food arrived. The table adjacent to us had returned their food as it was cold- the Yorkshire puddings being referenced as very cold.
Our lunch arrived with cold Yorkshire puddings, which were returned,and despite a request to have the gravy served separately this had been poured onto the plate and quite clumsily wiped off!
It would have been a more pleasant experience had we been informed of the delay in service. The dining area was full with every table waiting for food with no update.

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JK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only small criticism is that we waited 45 minutes for 2 steaks. There were only 2 other customers so it wasn’t busy. Nobody came up and explained or apologised about the wait.
Everything else was fantastic.

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MR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A really enjoyable, girly Sunday Lunch. The roast beef was delicious and the service was brilliant. A warm, friendly welcome with very attentive waiting staff. We had a great time and will definitely return soon.

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AO
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Sunday roasts were very disappointing, vegetables lukewarm, hardly any meat & potatoes hard and not worth £15, would not recommend.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good but the pub is very small full of locals so after we had our meal in the dining area had to leave as there was no room

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A
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND SERVICE AS WELL.
WE HAD A GOOD EVENING IN AN OLD WORLDLY PUB.
THANK YOU.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little pub with lovely outside area. Food was outstanding and great value for money. Will definitely visit again.

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JJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service great gins great atmosphere !!!

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W
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last minute 'date night' with my wife - great food, nice place - we sat just inside the french doors - steak was lovely - service great= nice place

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GP
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for father’s Day set menu, roast beef utterly scrumptious, service fab, price reasonable, brilliant dinner

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AP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and excellent beer. Would recommend the chicken and leek pie! The beer list is excellent, lots of craft and draught ales.

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SW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pub and restaurant with good food

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful and informative staff, lovely food! Couldn’t ask for more!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice clean dining room, pleasant waiting staff that are unusually knowledgable about the food and the beer!
The food (Sunday roast) was fine but served on cold plates? The Adnams beer was superb.
An enjoyable lunch with friends but not outstanding.

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Great garden on a lovely Summers day. Would recommend.

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ME
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best local Sunday lunch. Huge portions - great drinks menu. Load , vibrant pub. Fab for children and dogs. Great for a cosie Sunday lunch. If you want privacy, perhaps not the best place on a Sunday - lol!

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HW
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub with lovely outdoor area. Our waitress was very welcoming and drinks/food all served promptly. Can thoroughly recommend the Lamb shoulder with mash 'n' veg. One diner needed gluten free, which we forgot to mention but waitress brought it up and advised on sauces/cooking methods. GF meal was rump steak with chips, which was very tasty. Portion sizes were generous, so unfortunately we could not manage pudding. So we'll definitely be back!

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DB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We love the White Horse but got to say the food on steak night was well below par. Food was cold. Chips not fully cooked. Veg raw. Steak didn’t seem freshly made. Like I say, love it there but an off night food wise.

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