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The White Horse

West Village, Ballincollig, Ireland
+353 21 487 1388
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
West Village, Ballincollig, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Horse was recommended by a friend. It was my first visit. The atmosphere was friendly There was a buzz of happiness all over. The food was outstanding, as good as anything I've ever tasted. The prices were excellent but the most important thing...More

Thank jamesmckeon2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends from Ballincollig had recommended the White Horse for the food and the regular musical entertainment acts upstairs. The service was bit slow but we enjoyed the cosy ambiance and food was decent. We got 3 course deal followed by coffees; the chicken curry with...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the snow shoes on and my winter willies when we dropped into the White Horse where we got a warm welcome and good food and a good pint of Murphy's. What more could you ask for?

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is amazing especially the chicken wings.. or the beef. I have gone here on a number of times and couldn't fault ever.

Thank Bryan-The-Barbarian
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We went for some food for a family outing and we knew the horse was good. It was packed out but we got in eventual and had a great meal it was worth the wait in the end. The pint is very good also and...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Was here with a colleague for dinner recently. Menu was good & the food was excellent as usual. Service was good and atmosphere was good.

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious, hearty pub grub. Standard remains consistently high and we've visited at least 5 times. Staff are great. It does get busy quickly so might be best to book

Thank Bec888888
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I recently brought my friend and her daughter who had just arrived in Cork from Gran Canaria for Xmas. It was the 22nd of December and we hadn't made a reservation. We arrived to a packed restaurant and were attended to almost immediately. We were...More

Thank Kealogue
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Nice comfortable setting with spacious tables and a decent enough menu for what it is. I chose the ribs which were advertised as being smothered with a barbecue sauce, however when they eventually arrived the sauce actually ruined the dish by being anything but barbecue...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I visited here recently with my partner, my daughter and her husband. The service was brilliant everything was fast and efficient, staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a lovely cosy place very comfortable and the food was delicious, we got 3 course followed...More

Thank Antoinette D
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Lydia R
15 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Have a whiskey instead and a bit of craic. life is more important than a cup of coffee and complaining about it
Breda H
29 January 2017|
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Response from James J M | Reviewed this property |
Oriel House Hotel its a 5min walk or less
7 May 2015|
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Response from Losttraveller2011 | Reviewed this property |
It's normal practice in Ireland that children are allowed in a pub up until 9pm if your having a mea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Village, Ballincollig, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Ballincollig
  • Phone Number: +353 21 487 1388
  • E-mail
Bar, Restaurant & Music Venue passionately serving the best of local produce within the seasons. We love simple food prepared well, boutique roasted coffee, local craft beer & live music. Upstairs at The White Horse has hosted Grammy, Juno, Latin Grammy & Choice Award Winners, all in the intimate folk club style Upstairs room.
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