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“Barcuterie menu - what nonsense - no longer a restaurant, just a bar with nibbles”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #10 of 150 Nightlife in Bristol
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Owner description: Providing a quirky twist on traditional British food, which is accompanied with good wine, cocktails and a friendly but professional service. Light lunch and Sunday Roasts also available. We are excited at the prospect of seeing you soon.
Reviewed July 26, 2017

What a shame - although the food had been variable on occasions, recently it had been much better, so its such a shame to see that the proper restaurant has now pretty much gone. We only assume that they have lost their chef.
No longer somewhere to go for dinner; the menu is over priced for what it is now; the brunch bubbles 'deal' really is not - used to get a cooked 'main' brunch item plus the continental style breakfast bits (pastries, meat and cheese); they've removed the cooked aspect, but still charging the same. Oh well, such a shame that another WOT restaurant has fallen down in trying to provide decent food to people without having to go into the city. Maybe the extensive opening hours and menu choices were just too much before; how about a compromise - get a chef and do proper food Thursday to Sunday only? Still great gin though

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank llyeanck
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Management response:Responded July 30, 2017

Thank you for feedback. We are sorry you are dissapointed that we have had to change the food offering recently here at The White Horse.
As an independent business we have had to make choices in order to stay open, and sadly one of these was to close the kitchen as it was and offer a new style of eating that was more relaxed and fitted in with the drinks aspect of the business.
I'm also sorry that you feel that the brunch offering is overpriced, but I can assure you that we are not a large corperation trying to overcharge our customers. All our prices reflect the products we serve. We actually believe that for £20 a head a brunch platter that includes fresh fruit, artisan cheeses and meats, yoghurt, pastries, granola, bread, jams, and eggs, plus the additions of unlimited prosecco for the duration of your bookings, is actually quite a good deal, particularly when many bars would charge between £15-£20 just for a bottle of prosecco alone.
We are trying extreemly hard to offer good value, great service and keep this local independent bar open.
We are not a restaurant, but a bar serving what we think is simple but delicious food.
I am sorry if you did not enjoy your experience on this occasion.

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"gastro pub"
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"sunday lunch"
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"under new management"
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"triple cooked chips"
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"new venture"
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"proper restaurant"
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"cooked meal"
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"birthday meal"
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"sausage and mash"
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"yorkshire pudding"
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"table service"
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"a great evening"
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

The white horse has this one called the edinbrugh something, with crashed raspberries which i find so refreshing. We also had food which i thought could have been much better.
Will be back for more gin.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank thatslenas
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

So good to find somewhere decent near where mum lives, and with free parking nearby. She had lovely sausage and mash and I had a great steak and triple cooked chips (I've had far worse for more money). Good simple pub food done very well - and table service too!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Holdwithhope
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

We went for Sunday lunch, having had a really good experience a few months ago. It's still nicely decorated, and has a nice atmosphere. However, for the price I would say the roast is now very average, especially given the price. Had the feeling that they had run out / been taken by surprise somehow, which was odd given it didn't seem that busy. Bit disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Charles T
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Came in for lunch with my husband, and was greeted by a lovely smiley lady. The place was quiet, which I don't understand after my great experience.

We came in for a "quick bite", but ended up going for the full 3 courses when we saw the brilliant menu. Lots of great choices and very clearly thought out. The afternoon set menu is very good value for money also.

The young lady who served us, who's name I failed to get, (wearing a navy striped dress and had her hair back in a ponytail) had a great knowledge of the menu and extensive gin range and was very much helpful in making recommendations.

We will most definitely be back again, and I will be telling my friends and family too.

Thank you for a great afternoon!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank j_w_house_bristol
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