We take great pride in our food, and are amongst a select few restaurants who have been awarded the Hampshire Hospitality Award Marque for both excellence and the extensive use of locally grown produce on our menus.
A pub for all seasons
The White Horse has something to offer everyone whatever the time of year. Enjoy the Summer sun in our garden or terrace, or watch the rain and snow through the window sat beside a roaring log fire.
A room with a view
Our restaurant has views out to the garden, and offers a warm welcome in the colder months and a cool retreat from the sun during the summer. Why not book a window table and relax as the world goes by.
A place to relax
The pergola covered terrace beside the restaurant is the perfect place to find some shade on a hot day. Enjoy the smell of herbaceous scents and seasonal blooms with a long cool drink.
Hello and welcome to the White Horse at Ampfield. From its roots as a pilgrims' inn in the 16th century, the White Horse has been a charming, characterful pub and eating house ever since. Today we celebrate award winning home-cooking from locally sourced produce and a superb selection of drinks. Why don't you join us!
Past News & Events
White Horse Golf Open 2016 May 21, 2016 Date: Monday 8 August 2016 Location: New Forest Golf Club. Details: 18 hole Stableford Competition. Coffee and Bacon Roll on arrival at 10.00am. First tee at 11.30am. Return to White Horse for buffet and prize-giving
Captain Cook Wine Tasting – A few Tickets Remaining Nov 18, 2015 A quick reminder that our wine tasting evening in the steps of Captain Cook is next Thursday 26th November at 7.00pm. We’ll take you on an amazing journey around the Southern Hemisphere in the wake of Captain
October Newsletter is Out Now Oct 25, 2015 Dear customers & friends, To start with I thought that I would cheer you all up! At the point of sending this email out at precisely 11.45am on Friday 23rd October, that there are just 62 days, 12 hours and
Join us for a Trip in the Orient Express Jan 18, 2015 Our Orient Express night on Thursday 26th February is already popular, so if you are considering coming please book soon. You are invited to an evening on the Orient Express as it travels from London to Budapest. Seven
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Ampfield is a small village set in beautiful countryside about two miles to the East of the picturesque country town of Romsey, and about seven miles south of historic Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex.
The River Test and its lovely valley are two miles to the north-west, and the New Forest is about eight miles to the south-west.
The village can trace its roots back to prehistory, and our History page outlines the development of the village over the years.
The countryside around Ampfield has changed little over the centuries. The countryside surrounding Ampfield and its adjacent parishes has been designated a Heritage Area, and the Heritage Area Group promotes schemes to protect and enhance it. The many public footpaths provide a pleasant way of exploring the parish.
The White Horse is situated on a slight bend in the main road that runs between Romsey and Winchester. It benefits from having a large garden that overlooks the downs and meadows of Hampshire and is next to both the village cricket ground, the recreation area and an 18 hole par 3 golf course.
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.
The White Horse has received a number of awards and quality marques. We are proud of these and they are your assurance that will give you an excellent service whether you are dining in celebration or just popping in for a quick drink.