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The White Horse

€€ - €€€, British,
St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
+44 1304 213066
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just a traditial pub..so much better..Amazing and friendly staff..Stu & Jules are just so fantastic and so welcoming..an amazing place with so much warmth..thankyou xxxx much love to you all and may it continue..so deserved

1  Thank Gillsboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here several times now, serve good beer in a nice atmosphere , five minutes from the port & town centre. I didn't eat here but the food looked good and the place was buzzing with locals.

1  Thank MmeMangetout
Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing the tour of Dover Castle - a lot of walking etc we were delighted to find this place. Staff very friendly and helpful, service very good. The food was lovely, we were a group of 4 and we were all pleased with what...More

Thank Nuala B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us had a couple of beers and a meal at this Pub Restaurant. The beer is a little pricey, but the food makes up for that. We all had Steak & Kidney Pudding with vegetables & mash potato, the quality and price was...More

Thank ScoopermanT7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly played acoustic gigs at the White Horse over the Summer, and I've always been warmly welcomed by Julian and Stuart, as well as the bar staff. I'm yet to try the food however, the choice of beverages available is second to none. A...More

1  Thank thomcakebreadmusic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pub with amazing history. You can spend hours just reading the names on the walls of people who have completed the cross channel swim. Even better though, you can get stuck into their gin menu! The White Horse has a wonderful gin selection with...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was so rude that we ended up walking out after prelunch drinks and had a very enjoyable lunch somewhere else.More

Thank Larissa C
JFC01, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Larissa C Welcome to the wonderful world of Trip Advisor! After hundreds of 4 and mainly 5 star reviews congratulating & celebrating our service, staff & pub your 1 star review does rather stand out. It also seems most peculiar that you have taken...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for my 21st birthday. It was a large group of us. I booked through telephone but I had also contacted them Via Facebook to send me the menus and for me to send them the pre order, quick replies. Although it...More

1  Thank Freedom603516
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good meal of bangars and mash in the oldest pub in Dover was fabulous and very enjoyable.Interesting signatures of Channel swimmers good to read .Staff really good and very efficient and polite menu reasonably priced

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at The White Horse in Dover yesterday and was received, as always, with a radiant smile. My meal was fingerlicking good followed by a belly-warming dessert. The use of fresh local produce and prepared with knowledge and professional passion shows thru out the whole...More

1  Thank Bart-away
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Questions & Answers
richard b
28 September 2018|
Response from 517Nicole | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, did not see the question . But I must disappoint you because I do not know the answer to your question.
Neil B
25 May 2018|
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Response from JFC01 | Property representative |
We have an outside terrace at the rear. We will serve food from 12 pm until 3pm and then 6pm until 8pm although the evening is full already.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 213066
The White Horse is Dover's oldest pub, original building c 1365 and is the Channel Swimmers' pub of choice since 2002. You will see our main bar area walls adorned in signatures of those who have successfully swum the channel. We are essentially a Pub and therefore serve excellent cask ales for which we have been awarded The Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of our ales. We have a great range of draught lager, Guinness and Cider, a splendid selection of fine wines and we stock in excess of 40 gins with always the perfect serve. Home cooked food is served daily between 12pm and 2pm for lunch and 6pm to 8pm for dinner with the exception of Wednesdays when the kitchen is closed; however, on Wednesday we allow folk to bring their own food in and we supply warmed plates, cutlery and condiments. On Sunday we serve a Roast lunch between 12pm and 3pm. Booking a table in our pub is essential as we fill up very quickly and especially on Friday & Saturdays.
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