We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (901)
Filter reviews
891 results
Traveller rating
400
159
93
82
157
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
400
159
93
82
157
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish and chips sunday roast overlooking the sea lovely location sea front lovely lunch lloyd nigel brighton sunshine seafront dog
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 17, 2023 via mobile

Friendly, attentive service and great home cooked food at a reasonable cost - would highly recommend this place. Delicious!

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2023

Such a nice review to read, thank you so much. We look forward to your next visit, take care!

Reviewed July 5, 2023

Superb restaurant and bar! Staff professional and very friendly. Working away from home lots I really appreciated the friendly chat. Food excellent. I stayed here for a week for work and would highly recommend. Room great- clean and spacious. Breakfast and dinner superb. Thank you...all.More

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2023

Jjc12342016, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! Such a nice review to read, thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon, take care!

Reviewed July 4, 2023

Great service and great food. Popped in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised to see they had a new menu, i went for the prawn linguine which came out fast and hot. Has great service from our waitress, steph i think her name...was, Will definitely be going back asapMore

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2023

Simon H, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! We look forward to your next visit, take care!

Reviewed July 1, 2023

My wife and I, pensioners from Swansea, recently took a 4 nights break at the White Horse. The long tiring drive was well worth the effort as this proved to be one of our happiest holidays ever in the UK. Management and staff were extremely...helpful, friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and the discount for residents meant that prices were very reasonable. We did have an issue with the current tired, run down state of parts of the hotel which were dealt with amicably and satisfactorily by hotel management and NOT an overseas call centre which is so often the case these days. Adam helpfully informed us that the hotel was due to close last March for a major 6 month refurbishment which has now been rescheduled for September. This was to be out last long journey but we hopefully look forward to one final vacation at the White Horse in what is sure to be a fabulous transformation.More

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2023

Leslie3544, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit, take care!

Reviewed June 30, 2023

After a 45 minute wait for our food which was just starters my sister asked a waitress when the food would be coming. The waitress immediately brought our food which had obviously been sitting in the kitchen as it was dried up and awful. My...sister complained and part of the meal was replaced. The manager was called and she was so rude it was an unbelievable experience. There was no apology and she argued that the food was fine and we hadn't waited very long for it. On closer inspection of the terrible chicken she agreed to refund the cost of one of the meals. She called my sister a liar had a shocking attitude. This was a truly horrible experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mitchell M, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2023

Hi beverleyw640, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent experience with us here at The White Horse hotel. I am really sorry to see you did not enjoy your time with us. I will investigate your comments and hope you...More

Reviewed May 30, 2023

Surly staff. Starter arrived with mains Luke warm. Was told my fault 🤦‍♀️ Bar Man unpleasant unhelpful. Food like warm. Fish hardly any, soggy batter Scampi scarce chips old. Waste of money. Not a great experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2023

We're very sorry to hear about your substandard experience at the White Horse. I can assure you that we will address this complaint with the staff on duty.

Reviewed May 24, 2023

I made the mistake of using this car park in a partial lock down when viewing a house locally with my unwell mother in law. I have now been harassed for nearly two years over a parking fine by an outsourced company that now wants...to take me to court. I have been to this pub previously and not paid and never seen the apparently multiple signs, perhaps due to the car park usually being full. At this time the parking lot was empty and it was not actually clear at that time it should be paid when the pub was closed. I was paying too much attention to my unwell mother in law I suppose and going from previous experience. Think it’s disgusting a pub of this size needs to charge for parking, particularly during what was effectively a lockdown. What’s worse is that they followed up the fine a whole year later, just looking to make money and every time I dispute the interest goes up. Despite living locally I will avoid this place - so many better options in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mitchell M, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2023

Thank you for leaving your feedback. Unfortunately when you do not pay for a parking ticket you will receive a parking fine. The car park is well sign posted and if you choose to use The White Horse we additionally give you a refund on...More

Reviewed April 29, 2023

The spot is fabulous especially the manager Mitchell and trust me 40 years of being in UK eaten in various restaurants up and down the UK and the soup of the day is disgusting but trust me when I say soups of the day at...White horse rottingdean deserves more than 5 star I'm speechless the whole service especially staff nothing is to much effort this place deserves 5star rating 29th april2023More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2023

Thanks for the high rating, it's really appreciated Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this feedback about your recent visit. Take care!

Reviewed April 23, 2023 via mobile

Restaurant was newly decorated but sadly just in white so has the atmosphere of a dentist surgery without curtains. The food is bland without seasoning, think school dinners and you won’t go far wrong.More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2023

Nigel, Sorry that you feel your experience wasn’t upto the standard you was looking for. I’m not sure you have the right place for reviewing as our restaurant isn’t white! It’s grey and we over look the see so we don’t want to spoil the...More

Reviewed April 19, 2023 via mobile

Decent pub menu. I wouldn’t say the food was special but it was nice enough. Very friendly staff. Unfortunately there was a long wait for food as there are too many people.

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene King, General Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2023

Sorry our waiting times were high for your visit Zhanna, but I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 11, 2023

We stayed 1 night while travelling through. The location is great and the staff friendly but the hotel itself leaves a lot to be desired. Our room needed a good clean and smelt damp despite the attempt of a strong air freshener to mask it!...A lick of paint and new carpets throughout the whole place are desperately needed.More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene_K1ng, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2023

Hi Sharongordon1969, We are pleased that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and sorry that you felt there is some work to do here. I am pleased to let you know that the hotel will shortly be going under a major refurbishment which will...More

Reviewed January 25, 2023 via mobile

So kind of The White Horse to let us bring our own cake when we were only buying Prosecco (not even dinner). Thanks guys! We had a really fun time last night.😃🎂

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene_K1ng, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2023

Hi Helen-Stephanie Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed December 31, 2022 via mobile

We came 4 of us, food was very nice, service too. Beautiful and festive décoration. Happy New Year 2023 🥳🥂

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene_K1ng, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2023

Hi Moli13950, We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year to you all, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed December 16, 2022

We visited as a party of four on a Friday lunchtime in December. We had prebooked and received a warm welcome as usual. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Staff are lovely! We had a drink and a main meal each - fish and...chips, macaroni cheese, gammon and a chicken burger. All of the food was great. Highly recommended. Worth going out of your way for. This is a Greene King pub dinner you can receive a 20% discount on food with a Bluelight card making it excellent value.More

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene_K1ng, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2022

Hi Holidaymakerfromhove, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed you visit. We hope that we will see you again in the not too distant future

Reviewed December 10, 2022 via mobile

My work colleagues & myself had a wonderful Xmas meal here. Food was good & the staff were friendly I thoroughly recomend eating here

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Greene_K1ng, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2022

Hi 796theresap Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us for your festive meal. We will pass on your amazing comments to all who worked, and from all at the White Horse Hotel - Merry Christmas 🎄

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
White Horses
694 reviews
.00 km away
Malmaison Brighton
2,532 reviews
3.33 km away
The Lanes Hotel
586 reviews
5.27 km away
Blanch House
1,777 reviews
5.39 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Ye Olde Black Horse
844 reviews
.20 km away
Ovingdean Beach Cafe
32 reviews
.36 km away
Sea Spray
140 reviews
.03 km away
Shane's Kitchen
194 reviews
.11 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Kipling Gardens
102 reviews
.51 km away
Grange Museum & Art Gallery
47 reviews
.32 km away
St Margaret's Church
31 reviews
.41 km away
Blue Skies Glass Studio (workshops) - Ruth Summers
12 reviews
1.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
anneh790
March 20, 2021|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from tobiaskX4772YB | Reviewed this property |
If you download the green king app then you can book a table on there :-)
1
Vote
Janet S
August 9, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it’s pay and display. You do get your money back off your bill
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

WHITE HORSE HOTEL, Rottingdean - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about White Horse Hotel

White Horse Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5