We’re delighted to announce that for the second year running, we’ve been awarded the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. According to Trip Advisor:
“The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award”.
We’d like to thank all of our customers and we look forward to another wonderful year.
We don’t like to blow our own trumpet too much, after all we are English. However, this review by Jeff Sheriff, on Trip Advisor made us laugh and blush in equal measures, so we just had to share it. Enjoy!
(Second time we’ve been here after shooting in Stockbridge, and now a firm favourite.)
Upon entering was hit by the warmth and inviting atmosphere like a cuddly wall.
We were greeted at the bar by not only the bar man, but also the owner, which was a great touch, and one I agree with myself, who was a powerful chef in spotless whites and a charming smile. Like a beardless, smart looking Santa.
We had two well kept ales and a large diet coke between three of us.
Usually whilst eating in country pubs we have to put in a few disapproving stares, but instantly felt welcome here.
A bit of confusion at the till when I ordered and asked if my lamb chops could be medium rare. The bar man said they could only serve them well done.
I persevered and said, judging by the look of the kitchen, I’m sure they’d rather cook them medium.
The barman went to ask and it turned out it was fine.
We started a tab with no problems and sat down by the fire in a clean and tidy bay window sort of thing amongst the other elderly, and happy, guests.
Food arrived after ten minutes? But it may have just flown by because we were having such a pleasant time. We’d had two White Horse Burgers and the lamb chops.
Brought over by the tall and very friendly manager? He was very nice any way and engaged us in conversation and made sure we were looked after.
The lamb was divine, I really appreciate how awesome it tasted, and I wish the kitchen to know, if you could pass it on? Best I’ve had in England/The World I think?
Also, when’s the last time you got three lamb chops on a plate with lamb costing as much as it does?! Very generous.
Plates were cleared, and we paid, were bade a fond farewell and we left into the rainy day.
Hoping for our next visit.
Thanks Jeff! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
…that one of our old regulars, Mick Frampton of Mungo Jerry fame, used to hide from the police in the White Horse’s priest hole in the locals bar in the 70′s as he was under 18 and was frightened of being caught drinking!
Perhaps this is why the band recorded ‘in the summertime’ as it would have been a lot safer hiding up the chimney at that time of year.
Read more about Mick and Mungo Jerry here. And next time you come in, ask about our Priest Hole!
Don’t get stuck at home on Valentines Day, come out and have a Bridget Jones Cocktail at the White Horse.
Dinner with Tommy Cooper Comments Off
Thursday 20th September 2012.
7.00 for 7.30pm.
£25 per ticket including Dinner. £10 of each ticket goes to charity.
Cream of Celeriac & Apple Soup, herb croutons & crusty granary bread
Chicken Caesar Salad served on Cos lettuce with a Pancetta Crisp
Smoked & Poached Salmon Terrine, lemon dressed rocket salad
Duck Spring Rolls, Plum Sauce & Chilli & Spring Onion Salad
Braised Pork Belly, Red Cabbage, Apple Mash & Cider Jus
Smoked Haddock Risotto topped with a poached egg, Rocket & Baby watercress salad
(V) Sweet Pepper & Basil Gnocchi finished with Parmesan crisp, Fresh Basil & Mixed leaf salad
Oven Roasted Fresh Chicken Thighs, Creamed Cabbage, Baby Roasted Potatoes, Pan juices
Please can you email me your meal choices to email@example.com
The results of the White Horse Golf Day 2012 are as follows:
Winner: Alan Arthur
Second: Rod Newman
Third: John McCarthy
Nearest the Pin: Patrick Slavin
Longest Drive: John McCarthy
IZAL Trophy: Neil Simpson
Date: 13 August 2012
Location: Paultons Golf Course, Ower.
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 per head including golf, food and prizes. Limited space, book now using the form in the Public Bar.
Prizes: 1st Prize: £100 | 2nd Prize: £50 | 3rd Prize: £30 | Nearest Pin: £20 | Longest Drive: £20
Questions: Dave Vigor 07712 578533
We’re absolutely delighted to say, that we’ve been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012.
Trip Advisor is proud to congratulate The White Horse at Ampfield on earning the presitigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.
Our travellers consistently commend your business with the highest praise, and we recognise your 4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement.