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The White Horse Harpenden

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Redbourn Lane | Hatching Green, Harpenden AL5 2JP, England
+44 1582 469290
09:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking for somewhere on a weekend drive out, the White Horse came up in several searches so we gave it a try. After booking online, I was sent an offer for a round of free drinks which was a pleasant surprise and a good start. On arriving, the staff were friendly and the place was nice; however, generally the food... More 

Thank Adam T
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this pub earlier in the year and were not impressed at all. However, we revisited and the food was very good. Staff very attentive and the restaurant was quite full which obviously was a good sign. The only gripe is the cost of a bottle of wine which whilst understanding that the restaurant needs to make a profit... More 

Thank maria2835
Chesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We parked at the pub earlier today and had a lovely circular walk returning for the most amazing Sunday lunch. There was 7 of us and everything we ate a drank was wonderful - additional bowls of veg, parsnip,roasties, Yorkshire puds and lashings if gravy all came along as well as what was on your plate. The waiting staff were... More 

Thank Adele P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Upmarket pub lunch. Excellent food and service. Although we sat in the bar area, the service was excellent, very relaxed atmosphere but extremely well run. If you wanted to sit in the restaurant in a more formal atmosphere you could. This place ticks the boxes on all levels.

Thank lyndybee2014
London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Four of us had lunch in this nice pub restaurant. The set lunch which offers a rather large choice is extremely good value. Specially suitable for vegetarians. My wifes fried camembert in breadcrumbs came in for a lot of praise. It was so large a portion that she could not finish it. My chorizo in a tomato sauce was excellent... More 

Thank bpest080
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Arrived for lunch at a weekend, our booked group table was not ready and we were kept waiting, at the bar, very slow service by the bar staff. kept going off to serve the waitresses. Shown to our tables that were sticky and one wobbly. Starters eventually arrived after we chased them, also had to remind them about our requested... More 

Thank BIG N
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great service from smiling happy staff. The food is super too. Lovely warm welcome and decent breakfast. Also great choice of evening meals. Fresh, tasty and well presented. Nice clean bright and airy restaurant

Thank Lisa K
London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Its a lovely venue with very friendly staff and we chose it because it was in the Good Pub Guide but we would not visit again because the background music was so very loud - I have never experienced this level before and I wondered if it was more for the benefit of the very young staff. The other reason... More 

Thank Valena18
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited the White Horse a few weeks back for a family meal and chose the venue as it was central for the family to meet. The staff were friendly & attentive, particular the barman who replaced my wine not once but twice as I did not like my first two choices! The menu I thought was quite basic as... More 

Thank Sally S
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with a great atmosphere but unfortunately the service was slow and they had run out of a lot of food including the vegetables!!! Waited over an hour for food and when the main course did arrive the sides followed 10 minutes later. Dined on a Saturday night at 8.30, I would have expected not to have run out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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?