The White Horse

4.2
48 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
Nestled between the pretty cottages of Welwyn Village, we're an independent Gastro-pub serving up a menu of seasonal, sustainable British food, alongside an impressive selection of Cask-conditioned Real Ales, Great Wines & Gin. Dine in our dedicated dining room, soak up some sun in our stunning landscaped garden, pop in for a casual drink or bite to eat in the bar or cosy up by the fireplace in the colder months.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, British, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 18:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00
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Phone number
01438 714366
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Vicky Goddard
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Catering
Our private dining room is the perfect venue for large parties, weddings, sit-down meals, BBQ\'s & buffets - a functional space with a patio terrace, BBQ area / fire pit, large landscaped garden and options for a marquee. Call us to find out more about private dining and functions.
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Area
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Parking Details
We have a small car park at the front of The White Horse, and limited on-street parking during weekdays. From 6:30pm Monday-Saturday, parking is permitted on yellow lines on Mill Lane, and there are no restrictions on Sundays. The parish car park can be found a 2 minute walk away, and there is also some parking available near the Welwyn civic centre on Prospect Place. If you need some directions, just give us a call :-)
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Public Transit
One minute walk from bus stops on the 300/301 line to/from Stevenage/Welwyn Garden City.
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Entertainment
Live Music on the first Saturday night of every month
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
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3.9
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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Amazing food amazing service great gins great atmosphere !!!

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4.0Dined on 13 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great pub and restaurant with good food

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Good food and atmosphere with friendly and professional staff. Prices a little on the high side. Good choice of ales and wine.

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1.0Dined on 25 March 2018

We went for a late Sunday lunch( 4 people ) On arrival we were informed that there were no Sunday Roasts, Prawn dishes, Pie Dishes or Fries.
Not a great start.
Therefore 2 of us opted for Burgers with Chips- these were OK except did not come with Slaw as advertised
One of us had Blackened Lamb Shoulder - which ended up as a mushy pulled mess
And finally one of us ordered Rack of Ribs with a sticky glaze, with Slaw. This was disgusting. The ribs were dry, no slaw and the whole meal was cold. My guest had to send this back and ended up with another Burger-again with no slaw
A terrible Sunday dinner !!!!!

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Had a really fun and lovely meal for mother’s day. Have been before and will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Meal was very nice but disappointed that no vegetarian Sunday "roast" dinner was offered. I was offered just vegetables, minus also the potatoes and gravy. Better still it would be great if even just one vegan option was available please

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Wonderful family Sunday lunch with exceptional puddings. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff (but not OTT). We'll definitely be visiting again.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Sunday lunch menu was enjoyed by our group who tried different dishes.

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Wanted to find a nice place for a quiet family lunch, and this was just the spot. The food was delicious, roast beef cooked to perfection and the fish and chips was mouth watering. Definitely would come back, lovely lunch.

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Easy to book. Friendly staff. Good service,great food.lovely garden.

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

This was the 1st time I had dined here & the starter was greasy & not good (we had chicken wings to share)

We started the main course with trepidation, but it was really delicious!! : D

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4.0Dined on 2 January 2018

Excellent food and drinks. A great evening enjoyed by all!

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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Food excellent. Service a bit slow, but well worth the wait. Waitresses very friendly. Would recommend especially for Sunday lunch.

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

This is a nice pub and we came for my husband's 40th as we had seen an amazing menu here last time we came. Unfortunately this had gone and there was a much shorter less interesting menu. The was I'm afraid below average - not exactly what I'd planned!
Come White Horse - sort it out. This could be a great pub. So much is right already, location, roaring fire etc.

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3.0Dined on 30 November 2017

Disappointing!

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5.0Dined on 26 November 2017

Fantastic food and welcoming staff.
Thank you

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

The restaurant was full, which is a good sign however the noise levels are really high. Having a chat with people across the table is really challenging, due to the way the sound is the restaurant carries. This is a shame as I would think twice about coming again, as the noise levels made a relaxed meal with friends hard work. Everything else, staff food is great.

There needs to be something to “soften” the noise, as the noise just bounces around all the “hard surfaces”. Perhaps they should get an acoustics expert in to give some advice.

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4.0Dined on 22 November 2017

Steak night great value for money and steak was cooked to perfection. Service was great as well

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4.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Great local pub restaurant where there is still a lovely pub atmosphere as well as the separate dining room serving good food and child friendly garden in the summer.

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4.0Dined on 25 October 2017

Wednesday steak night are great value and good quality. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Visited recently and the food was really delicious, some of the best pub food we've had and will definitely be visiting again! Service also very good and staff were friendly

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5.0Dined on 13 August 2017

I loved it! The food was so lovely and the staff were so friendly and so professional. Will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2017

Went for Sunday lunch, I had the beef and my husband had the lamb, good value, lovely crispy Yorkshire puddings. The White Horse has a lovely garden and is a traditional English pub. Would definitely recommend

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2017

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Good food and service. Lovely garden

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2017

We love this place, been many times and never disappointed with the food. If you're booking a large group make sure you book in advance.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2017

Excellent service great tasty food it hit the spot!

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2017

Good and speedy service, nice food and drinks. Would recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2017

Friendly pub with separate dining room. Excellent food from a fairly extensive menu and excellent beer.

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4.0Dined on 19 April 2017

Lovely atmosphere, really friendly staff but service was a little slow. Would definitely go back!

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