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The White Horse

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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The square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730355
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Kent
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't review the food as it never came. After an hours wait we got a refund and left. I did feel bad for the poor girl serving at the bar as she was on her own and doing a great job. However, the theme of understaffing seemed to extend to the kitchen as well. As we waitied we just... More 

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Thank KentShepster
Bicester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a pit stop in this lovely 14th Century pub on a meandering road trip through the old roads of Kent. Reputedly haunted, since the beautiful old inglenook fireplace was uncovered in the '50s apparently pint glasses regularly fall off the shelves and land unbroken and standing up! Chilham itself is beautiful and both pub and village are well... More 

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Thank GentlemanA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

There was a group of 22 walkers, who came for a xmas dinner in the evening. Much enjoyed the xmas dinner (hot soup and tasty xmas pud) in what can only be describe as on old fashion pub. Was most impressed with the level of service and a good fun had by all. thank you so much

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Thank Holly M
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Idylic and characteristical English pub, set in the beauutifully sleepy village of Chilham. My boyfriend and I spent a very cosey evening here, sat in front of the a gorgeous open fire. The atmosphere was very relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food and drink was lovely and the service was even better; Debbie was particularly accomodating and... More 

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Thank Jade B
Deal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The pub itself is lovely. Although not sure about the tables and chairs. The beer and wine was good and reasonably priced. We went today for lunch for my birthday, and found the menu to be very uninspiring. Unfortunately we decided to give it a go. We both chose egg, chips, peas, ham and tomato. The meal arrived very quickly... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Pub does need a bit of an update, some of the chairs feel like they were going to break when sat on. Food was excellent with generous portions. The pudding was the let down as it was half the price of the food and it was a tiny piece. The gave it 3 stars because of the food or it... More 

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Thank houstk2015
Kent
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398 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Comfortable and friendly pub. The food was nice with a good variety of menu options at a reasonable price.

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Thank kendrafortune
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Very relaxing afternoon spent in The White Horse, my GF and I stopped and eat late Sunday afternoon. We used The Tatse card promotion for our meals. The pub sports a huge open fire with a central bar dividing the venue into two sections. The female staff member was very friendly and engaging, we enjoyed the food, and would recomend... More 

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Thank AJ M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The White Horse has become mine and my husbands new local favourite over the past year. The staff are friendly and so are the locals. It's very rare that you can walk into a pub these days where someone will say hello to you and make you feel welcome. The White Horse offers generous portions for reasonable prices and there... More 

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Thank Emma B
Orpington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to visit the beautiful village of Chilham for the day and came across the white horse pub which looked very nice . Outside was a board showing set menu which looked reasonably priced. So we decided to go in for lunch. Bad mistake . We all regretted it. We were not welcomed by anybody . When one member of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chilham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730355
Description
14th Century Inn set in the heart of historical and picturesque village of Chilham. The White Horse has been used in several film productions and television programmes. The White Horse is set in the main village square opposite Chilham castle. We provide traditional fare, real ales and we also cater for events.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?