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The White Horse at Ampfield

$$ - $$$, British,
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
+44 1794 368356
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (4 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
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11 - 20 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Romsey and I absolutely had to go to the White horse as my dad and my brother used to play cricket in the field behind the pub when I was growing up. We visited the White horse a couple...More

Thank XoxoKVP
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

You are very kind, the cricket still is played every Saturday but this year the could only play once in August due to the weather. Please come again

Reviewed 14 August 2017

After a somewhat sleepless night flying to London, then driving to Southampton, we were hoping to find a good meal. Our hotel, The Potters Heron, suggested a short walk to the village of Ampfield to check out a couple of options. The White Horse looked...More

1  Thank travelerted
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Lovely American couple from "down South". A teacher and a travel agent. It was a pleasure to look after you and the staff say thanks for the 10 bucks!

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst touring in the area 4 of us called for a drink on a sunday evening. Very quiet didn't see any food being served but we had a lovely pint of Guiness. Real Olde world pub. Recommended

Thank Lambers2013
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your review, after such a glowing review we didn't understand the 3 stars, but thanks anyway. PS We stop serving food at 3.30pm on Sundays

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We visited on Saturday night and what a warm welcome we received. A nice traditional pub with roaring open fire (in the winter, obviously) and a lovely sleepy cat on the sofa. The Waiter was very friendly, funny and chatty and offered us a great...More

Thank Helen S
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for the kind words, the cat is called Jeff in memory of a great customer.

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Great pub food as it should be. Excellent service & good value. I'll be returning when next in the area.

Thank Spaffords
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks you will be very welcome the next time we see you

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited for Sunday lunch, opting for roast beef. This came with many vegetables - unusual to get so many but all were very well cooked with a bit of crunch. The beef itself was OK - I like mine very rare but I don't...More

Thank CharoftheShire
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your kind words

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Recommended by my Mechanic...thanks Steve. I had Ribs and my wife had Chicken & Ham Pie....both meals were excellent.

Thank Raymond1960Edinburgh
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We have been coming here for years, as food, ambiance and service is great. However, we have been put off coming here for a special occasion for a couple of years now because of the decor. This sounds a bit churlish, but the interior is...More

1  Thank Tracy M
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

6 pubs a week are still closing per week, we are privately owned and privately financed, if you have a few quid to spare we will happily renovate the whole place. but at this time we don't and we are just happy to be selling...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A well deserved pause, after a long treck in the New Forest Good pub lunch Warm atmosphere Pleasant barmaid and landlord

Thank Marie Christine G
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your comments

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Went in for food during the week so it wasn't too crowded. There was a bar area for people just wanting drinks but we chose the restaurant area, where there were a number of tables to choose from, as we went in to dine. One...More

Thank Margaret F
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Many thanks for your wonderful review

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Response from Pruneface | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very helpful unfortunately I cannot include it on here but The White Horse, Ampfield will find it ... And their food times are..... Food Service Hours Mon – Sat Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Mon – Sat Evening: 6pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$21
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 368356
  • E-mail
Description
Parts of the ancient building of the White Horse date back to the 16th century, and the two large Inglenook open fires bear testament to their heritage with their smoking chambers and their priest hole. These fires which are always alight during the winter months throw their heat into the various bar areas.The locals bar, with its dart board, and cosy village atmosphere retains the typical English pub image. Roaring log fire, the slap of cards on the table during a crib match and the thump of darts in the board, echo quietly in this bar. No background music can be heard, just the agitated discussions of the village elders who frequent this oasis of good beer & conversation.The lounge bar, with its equally large Inglenook can accommodate up to 40 people sitting and many more standing. Used by many people as a dining area, it still retains its “Olde World Charm”. A comfortable Chesterfield and deep farmhouse chairs merely add to the pleasant ambience of this lovely area.The restaurant has been built in a new area that extends towards the lovely pub garden. Seating 90 customers it makes a perfect place to enjoy the excellent food that is always available.
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