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“Rapidly gone down hill”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #11 of 152 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 September 16, 2017 via mobile

This place was polished into a gem when first renovated a few years back; unfortunately it has taken a bad turn and is now a non entity. No longer serving any credible food option this place is just a dingy bar. The staff have very little interest interacting with you and on our last two visits (and our last) we have had to return the beer as it was undrinkable.

Hope they sort themselves out.

Thank Alibabar85
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Called in on a Saturday eve to an empty pub, ordered two drinks looked at menu paid for drinks then left,
Who ever owns this now sure know how to loose money.
Great pub to a pub .

Thank Andysaunders
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We just wandered in here because it looks like an everyday pub, but there was hardly anyone else in there and the atmosphere was grim. We ordered a pint of beer and a pint of shandy and paid £9.50 for the privilege. How does that work?

We visited the only other two central boozers in Westbury that night and they were both heaving, even though they also have their failings.

I really loved this place years ago, when they drew ale from barrels that were actually in the bar, and you didn't have to pay most of £10 for a couple of pints. I'm sure the new approach must be working on some level or they wouldn't be trading but it's not for me.

Thank Olive0808
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

What's happened??!!

This pub is all change and the only thing left from my previous meal is the Gin menu

New identity of 'Barcuterie' will take time to accept.

Last visit it was difficult to get a table. Now there is no problem

I hope that this new change works?

1  Thank davidkjefferies
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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

Thank llyeanck
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Management response:Responded July 30, 2017

Hi,
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.
Katie

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