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The White Horse Harpenden

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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
+44 1582 469290
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09:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very happy to discover the White Horse accepts dogs in the bar area, so after a chilly walk in Rothamstead Park we popped in for a warming coffee. The greeting was friendly, the cappuccinos were good and the surroundings were warm and welcoming. There are dog treats on the bar and our dog was given her own water... More 

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Thank Liz S
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst I do like the pub I had occasion to take friends there for a light lunch. We all ordered the steak sandwich which was truly awful. A minimal amount of steak and that which was there was inedible - tough, stringy and tasteless. I was embarrassed by the experience and could not wait to leave. Not a good advert... More 

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Thank Enda S
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice, but didn't excite us. Just a good roast dinner, have had better but had far worse. Did have to ask for more gravy and vegetables as they didn't bring enough out. They were accommodating for my son though who is 21 months

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Thank Hannah R
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a post walk lunch. Excellent food. The staff are delightful. They made our dogs very welcome.

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London
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue, good food, attentive staff. We went on a busy Sunday and were happily surprised how well lunch out went. The place was very busy. Only slight fault was the time it took for the puds to come - espresso came first! But otherwise v good.

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Thank Happycustomerusually
london
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No, I haven't gone mad. Went for breakfast yesterday and it was excellent. A full English with local eggs, bacon and sausage with all the trimmings including mushrooms, tomatoes, etc. etc. What made me smile is that there is white and brown bread, a toaster, fresh butter, jams etc with a note to help yourself for free until 11.30. What... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

14 walkers booked for lunch today. Preordered our choices. Different bits of the order arrived at least 15 minutes before anything else. My smoked salmon pate sandwich with a few lettuce leaves and soup arrived with stale bread. It was returned. It came back with slightly better bread but the filling didn't cover the bread and most of that was... More 

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Thank jillhoy
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite venues for Sunday lunch. It is a little expensive in my opinion so somewhere we go for bithdays/celebrations etc. Lovely roast dinners. Excellent choice of beers/ drinks etc. When booking make sure you are seated in the restaurant section rather than the bar area unless that is your preference.

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Thank Steve G
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to the white horse many times, definitely the best sunday roast I have ever had. The ambience of the pub is chilled, service efficient and food always faultless.

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Thank LaurenTappin
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I admit, I haven't been there for quite a few months, but it is a lovely restaurant with nice food, reasonably friendly staff and fantastic interior. Would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 469290

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