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The White Horse

$$ - $$$, British,
52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
+44 1865 204801
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“game pie” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
52 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BB, England
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Reviewed today

A smallish bar in the centre of Oxford. Seemed quite popular as they was a few in. Good service , when one of our drinks was a bit flat, they instantly changed it, were apologetic. Good atmosphere and well worth a visit

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great atmosphere.Really cosy olde world pub. Good choice of beers, great menu. we went in for lunch very quiet at first then just filled up only room for about 30. Non the less we had a great time. friendly staff. We are Morse...More

Thank Robert F
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Robert Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are very lucky and privileged to have had the famous Morse, Lewis and Endeavour filming here. Please come back soon. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there, great fish and chips as well as chicken pot pie. Very popular place for Oxford. The place is really old - built many hundreds of years ago and still functional. Mind you the ceiling is really low so tall people should watch...More

Thank LoveAdventure9
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes we are over 400 years old and was once a home before an Inn. A grade two listed building still standing and we have no plans to change any of it which appeals to all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice enough pub with efficient friendly service but food I ordered was nothing special. Had the mussels which were fine but clearly not that fresh (or overcooked) and the caramel brownie which was nice but a little sickly and needed more ice creamMore

Thank beverleydave
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your review and comments on good service. We are a pub and have always stressed this. Mussels are pre packed ready to serve and are a very good quality. It may be they were over cooked I cannot say as we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food very tasty, surprised by super fast and attentive service, welcoming staff. Reasonably priced, also a surprise in tourist territory.

Thank eileenallen62
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Our staff are great and do work very hard as we are one of a very few that do table service. Please come back soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful pub in the heart of the University of Oxford. Always busy but never impossible to find a space to eat and drink. Important to squeeze-up and be friendly. Didn't eat this time but the pint of Oxford Prospect was very welcome.

Thank BrabbenTE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by the receptionist of the hotel we were staying at in Oxford and she was slap bang on! Great fish n chips real cod not the grey cheap type you sometimes get fobbed off with and the batter was the...More

Thank rockape00
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you very much for your kind review. It’s true about the witches broom a fire broke out in the eighties in the kitchen damage was quite bad. The wall were the cooker is was burned badly - no one hurt though. Behind...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice old fashioned pub with a cosy feel. The beer selection is good and the menu is perfect for tourists but uninspiring for locals. There is a link to Oxford's most popular policeman if you are on a Morse pilgrimage and we...More

Thank Paul B
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for your response. We do listen to our customers and we do understand that we definitely appeal to tourists. Our menu as you describe reflects this. We can however adapt the menu as we are not tied to any large operator so are...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is a must for history buffs and fans of the TV show Morse. The pub was well decorated, clean and the wait staff were very attentive and efficient. The selection of food on the menu was very good and my wife and I shared...More

Thank Daniel S
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. Come back soon ! Regards

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to try Yorkshire pudding in the UK. When I saw the menu ‘Toad in a hole’ which basically is sausages, mash potato and vegetables in a giant Yorkshire pudding, I knew I am in for a treat. Definitely check it out.

Thank alvin7118
Jacqueline P, Owner at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hello Although I have to confess the batter is normally baked with the sausage this is our version of the classic British dish. Thank you for your response we are glad you were not disappointed. Regards

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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline P | Property representative |
Hello so sorry but no we are a very small bar. There is no accommodation if that’s what you mean Regards
Jeff H
December 27, 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
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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