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White Horse Inn

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ampleforth $$ - $$$ , British,
West End | Westend, Ampleforth, Ampleforth YO62 4DX, England
+44 1439 788378
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
West End | Westend, Ampleforth, Ampleforth YO62 4DX, England
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We dropped into this traditional village pub half way down the main street in Ampleforth early evening at a weekend. It certainly looks the part from the outside, and inside can best be described as cosy, with 3 small open plan "room areas" with seating...More

Thank David L
WhiteH0rseInn, Nikki - Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi thanks for your great review, one of our real ales is so popular I am struggling to keep up with demand, Howardian Gold from our local Helmsley Brewery is a great Beer and a firm favourite of my locals. As we are only small...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, typical old village pub. Compact bar area with two private dining areas, one capable of seating 14 around one table (I guess you could get more in comfortably) and the other with two tables of between 4-6. These rooms would be...More

Thank James D
WhiteH0rseInn, Nikki - Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi thanks for your super review, our private dining areas are really popular and a nice alternative if the bar is really busy. All our puddings are homemade and although they are very traditional eg Bread and Butter Pudding and Fruit Crumble they are really...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in and found this little pub very busy both with locals and visitors come to eat in the restaurant. Need to book on weekends! food looked good but there was rather a heavy smell of chip pan which hopefully is not the normal !...More

Thank TheButler2014
WhiteH0rseInn, Nikki - Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hi thanks for your review, we did have an issue with our extraction system but I am pleased to say this is all fixed now, thanks goodness, I don't like the smell of chip oil either, normally we have the delicious smell of our chargrilled...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I'm local to Ampleforth and normally eat in White Swan. Not any more. I'm not a vegetarian but do eat and prefer to eat vegetarian dishes. I had Falafel as a starter and vegetarian chilli for my main. Wow, the best meat free meal I...More

Thank Ann F
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - Nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi thanks for your Super review, our homemade vegetarian Chilli is very popular, look forward to seeing you on your next visit, thanks Nikki

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were staying locally in a Yurt and wanted somewhere for dinner, with 2 children aged 7 and 14. The white horse is cozy and very friendly. My husband and son had the steaks and described them as the best they had had for a...More

Thank Hayley R
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - Nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi thanks for your super review, our steaks are sourced locally from Thorntons of Easingwold, hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to seeing you again, many thanks Nikki

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Friday evening at Easter while staying in the village of Ampleforth. We did not book in and we we arrived we asked if we could eat. We were informed that there were no tables. 10 minutes later the waitress...More

Thank Julie B
WhiteH0rseInn, Nikki - owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

hi thanks for your great review, I am so glad we managed to fit you in. We are very mindful on ensuring standards with both Service and Food and as we are only a small country pub with an extremely small Kitchen we sometimes do...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Pop in for a drink and ended up booking a table for an evening meal. Very family staff made you very welcome. Two couple and our dad. Plenty of choice nothing to much trouble. Prawns was lovely. We had a start but the size of...More

Thank footies
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

hi thanks for your super review, the Prawns are one of my favourites. Hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to seeing you again thanks nikki

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Six of us ate here for a family celebration. Well cooked food, friendly staff and good service. A nice, friendly atmosphere in the bar on a Saturday night as well. What's not to like?!

Thank Gurugilly
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - Nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi thanks for your great review, and look forward to seeing you again, nikki

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent food, reasonably priced and a warm welcome when we arrived. Dogs are allowed in the front room.

Thank ClockwatcherUk
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - Nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

hi thanks for your great review and look forward to seeing you again, nikki

Reviewed 11 March 2017

visited on way from holiday to be greeted by friendly locals who made us very welcome. Cosy feel with open fires and amazing reasonably priced food. Well worth a visit. Looking forward to returning as we are not sure why we haven't ventured here sooner.

Thank Lizanne164
WhiteH0rseInn, Owner - nikki at White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

hi thanks for your lovely review, and look forward to seeing you again Nikki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End | Westend, Ampleforth, Ampleforth YO62 4DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ampleforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 788378
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Description
The White Horse Inn is situated in the beautiful village of Ampleforth, North Yorkshire which is the gateway to many fabulous walks and Ampleforth College.Pete and Nikki offer you a warm welcome to their 18th century traditional country inn which dates back to 1768. Its charming cosy rooms with log fires, oak beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, candlelit tables and a warm friendly atmosphere make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.We offer traditional hand pulled beers and fine wines by the glass. Our great local characters, not only give the inn that 'traditional proper pub' feel, but also have a wealth of knowledge about the history of the pub and the area, which they regularly share with our visitors.Our food is locally sourced, freshly prepared and cooked to order
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