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.
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.
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!
A Fun Evening – Italian Wines & Cichèti Sep 06, 2013 A 7 Course Italian Wine Tasting Evening with Cichèti – Thursday 26th September 2013. Learn a little about Italian wines, as we journey through the country taking in the places and the people who make
White Horse Golf Open 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Date: 9 August 2013 Location: East Horton Golf Club. Details: 18 hole Stableford Competition. Coffee and Bacon Roll on arrival at 10.00am. First tee at 11.00am. Return to White Horse for buffet afterwards. Cost: £45
On Now & Coming Soon
Join us: White Horse Produce Day
3pm Sunday 15th December
Make it or Bake it, then swap it! All welcome.
Coming Soon: Christmas Quiz
7:30pm Thursday 19th December
An interactive quiz night with tastings of food & drink, film, song and general knowledge
1st Prize Christmas Hamper. Entrance fee £5 of which £3 goes to charity.
Book Now: Christmas and New Year
Our Christmas Party, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve menus are all now available, and we're taking bookings now.
We've just updated our regular food service hours. These are now as follows:
Mon – Sat Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Mon – Sat Evening: 6pm – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm
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.