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The White Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
+44 1865 204801
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
“game pie” (12 reviews)
“bunny chow” (9 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed today

I visited during sunny weather on a Sunday when oxford was busy. I popped my head through the door late lunchtime, but it was busy, so I decided to come back later. It was a very small eating area, with small tables and stools all...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great pub, friendly staff GnT was great, beer selection good - speedy service , great traditional Ale house ........ I was really looking forward to the Toad in the Hole.......however what arrived was not great by any means.... Loads of veg, mashed potatoe in a...More

Thank GaryfromNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good traditional pub, with honest food at a fair price and nice service too. Located in the heart of Oxford.

Thank Tiago V
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much please come back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been walking Oxford since the morning and we were a little tired and thirsty by mid-afternoon. We were walking passed the White Horse and thought, time for a beer maybe. It wasn't too crowded but a female staff member approached us as to...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of Inspector Morse and in Oxford, you will find yourself in this pub. It has the old English pub charm, wood and brass as far as the eye can see. Unfortunately, the visual feast did not match the culinary one....More

Thank Richard_Starnes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is all this ancient pub has to offer. We tried the fried fish; dry and over cooked. We tried the salmon on baguette; salmon was fair, but baguette was dry, flavorless, seemed to come from the day old-shelf of a grocery. We tried the...More

1  Thank Robert M
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sorry you did not enjoy the food. Did you tell the staff? We would of course exchanged or at least dealt with the issue. There is nothing we can do now which is a great shame but apologise.

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Visited last weekend with visiting family who wanted to visit Morse pubs . Shame they make them so touristy which various expensive souvenirs for sale . Still friendly staff in a small non chain type pubMore

Thank coughandcath
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Yes we are I would say a bar that is right in the heart of the city and we do attract tourists. They are here to experience the grade two listed building and of course the Morse, Lewis and Endeavour connection. We actually do...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a classic traditional pub - old wooden panelling, cosy and quaint. Nice bar area - decent range of local and other beers. Didn’t know eat so can’t comment on food. It’s on Broad Street, so right in the centre - opposite the Sheldonian. Nice...More

Thank smith1265
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I was looking forward so much to eating and having a pint in this pub because of its relationship with Morse and having read some pretty good reviews. What a disappointment, what a waste of money on the food. Set in a wonderful location and...More

1  Thank David L
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hello Quite a lengthy review which I’m confused as to why you did not say anything on the day! We don’t bite. Far from it. Our very approachable manager or staff would have dealt with this immediately and changed or added to your dish. I...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

Very traditional little pub. It was busy when we went on a Saturday. Really nice friendly staff & atmosphere. We did get a seat and enjoyed a little tipple or two! Lots of Morse & Lewis decor.

Thank calsilver77
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Hello thank you so much for your review please come back soon Regards

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Jeff H
27 December 2016|
Response from Jacqueline P | Property representative |
So sorry I very rarely get messages via Trip Advisor. We are actually closed until 6 January Happy new year from all at The White Horse
Jeff H
27 December 2016|
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Response from hutto0573 | Reviewed this property |
It's small but we just walked in. I'd suggest at that time it might pay to try and book.
17 July 2016|
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Response from Jacqueline P | Property representative |
Hi if it is a small group then it will be ok I will reserve a table for you ....what time please
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$4
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 204801
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the City sandwiched between Blackwells Bookstore and opposite the Sheldonian Theatre. A grade two listed building dating back to the 16th century. Famous for our Fish and Chips. Also famous for filming of Inspector Morse in the 1980's and more recently 'Lewis' and the new 'Endeavour' Real ales and traditional home cooked food makes us a must visit when you are in Oxford.We are not a gastro pub or restaurant, we are a great British Pub with Great pub food and drink. Open every day 12 till 11pm. Food all day till 9pm Please note Sunday closing 10pm
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