A lovely pub in a lovely place, dog friendly too. The bar is a great place to eat, the conservatory often has families with younger children eating early. The fog appreciated the Bonio from the barman.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
When the tide surges Blakeney shudders... since its only marginally above sea level visitors by the quay risk getting more than their feet wet. But up the hill in the main street the White Horse bar customers - safe and sound - cram into the bar and the airy antrium.
It pays to book if you are after their gorgeous grub since staying guests might will be making empty tables a rare sight. When we called every table shouted "Reserved". This turned out an exaggeration but whenever we have been there - winter or summer - the place is busy.
The young staff are well-trained and helpful but it's not a place where you will need help with the menu - it's good wholesome tasty stuff all the way and no need to shudder at the prices either.
Had a drink in the bar early last Saturday pm. The bar was heaving, lots of small kids & several dogs, with no free tables & no small stools either at the 2 small tables. Got the last bar stool at the end of the bar but was almost in the staff bar entrance as there were many people stood at the bar. All tables in restaurant (just off the bar) & conservatory were reserved, as they were on previous visits, but no one was sat at any of them! Returned again same time Sunday, ordered a beer & was contemplating a meal. However, another customer asked to order food but was told that they were only serving food in the bar area, not even in the patio area! This seemed odd as this is turning trade away. Also, why are tables reserved if food is only served in the bar? There were no free tables in the bar nor did there look like being any for a while, so no chance of getting anything to eat. Also, hard luck if you don't want eat near other peoples dogs. The modernisation is good but customer service/satisfaction not so.
I was a drinks only customer even though it was not busy service was slow, the products are fine as it's an Adnams place, but for my tastes it is to brightly lit modern & lacking atmosphere, with most clientele visitors like me, I prefer a place that has more locals in it.
Although the double room was described as 'cosy' it was comfortable, adequate for our needs, and with a large bathroom. Bottled water and biscuits replaced daily.
Apart from usual cereals, etc, the cooked breakfast choice was varied. We ate 3 evenings in the restaurant , it was essential to reserve a table, as we found the food was excellent. Well presented. A good wine list. The staff were friendly and efficient. I would revisit.
Couldn't eat here no available tables but just like to say disappointed in the staff as very rude & unhelpful yes should of booked but didn't? Ended up going to Blue bell in Langham so overall a better result.