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The White Horse

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The Square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730355
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Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch on a Friday, seemed very quiet with only 1 member of staff trying to multi-task. Good variety on the menu. Service fairly slow but it is a pleasant atmosphere to wait in. My wife had the 'pensioners special' cod and chips available on Fridays. Excellent value at £6.95 and recommended. Sadly my sausage and mustard mash... More 

Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first visited the white horse, the staff were all friendly and welcoming. The pub ,all be it being in the middle of a tiny seemingly exclusive village, was incredibly warm. I would expect the pub to be one of those typical cliquey village affairs, but I was immediately made to feel relaxed and at home. I inquired as... More 

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After enjoying the Freedom of the ancient village of Chilham at the Big Weekend we lunched in the old White Horse pub situated so conveniently in the village square. Although not huge portions, we had scampi and chips which were tasty. The pub had a nice olde worlde atmosphere and apparently it's own ghost in the inglenook fireplace.

Thank Malcolm H
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Situated right in the middle of the town square and opposite to the castle garden entrance is the white horse pub. There is a big fire place inside I guess winter visit will be nice experience. I found the burger and chips are really really good and highly recommended.

Thank Joe S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Spent last night (Friday) having a lovely meal in front of anglenook fireplace with a very friendly owner and his very polite and freindly staff. We were made to feel very welcome and this made the night even more enjoyable. We will definatly be returning and hopefully with a few more family and friends. Many thanks Paul and Carrianne :-)

Thank Paulcaz2016
London, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a lovely meal here, very good food, helpful and friendly staff. Very good value. I really enjoyed the ambient music in the background.

Thank Delia E
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for four for 2pm and although we were twenty minutes late, our table was still reserved for us. The pub itself is lovely old and very quaint, it's not massive, in fact it's perfect. I would suggest reserving a table in advance because if busy you proberly won't get a table. We were sat next to... More 

Thank Al L
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Staying in Chilham for one night this February, we went to the White Horse to have a restful drink after a long journey. What a great surprise when you push the door, as the White Horse is really the old pub you often dream of, and therefore we really enjoyed our draught-beers in front of the warm fireplace, in a... More 

Thank BaptisteBiaggi
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic pub, set in a picturesque location, with a modern twist! Great food, fantastic music nights and friendly staff.

Thank Janbettyann
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

After leaving the Woolpack down the road as the staff were a little frosty we came to the White Horse for dinner and a few drinks. We had an exceptional warm welcoming from the landlord and the barmaid. Huge food portions, wonderful crispy chips, very reasonably priced, great ale, great music and amazing service. 10/10

Thank Lorna D
TheWhiteHorse79, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi there Lorna. Thankyou for your kind comments, it really means a lot to us to receive positive feedback and we are very glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon; More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chilham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730355
14th Century Inn set in the heart of historical and picturesque village of Chilham. The White Horse has been used in several film productions and television programmes. The White Horse is set in the main village square opposite Chilham castle. We provide traditional fare, real ales and we also cater for events.

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