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 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.

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.

Award-winning fine food, proudly made from fresh local produce

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.

Eat Out to Help Out
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!

Update: 03/08/20


As of Monday 3rd August we begin the “eat out to help out scheme” which gives 50% discounts on all soft drinks and food that we sell in the pub, to a maximum of £10 per person. It runs every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday throughout August and we hope that many of you might take advantage of this great offer from Uncle Boris and friends.
Call to book on 01794 368356 today.
We hope to see you all soon,
John & Gaye

Covid Update: 27/6/20


Drinks will be available all day on Saturday 4th July but no food will be available until Sunday 5th July when we will serving roast Sunday Lunches and a reduced menu, the full menu will be available from Monday 6th July.

It has been 105 days since we closed the White Horse and last week the pub looked like a building site, but the brick wall has been removed, the kitchen is scrubbed, the marathon of painting has ended, the dust still hovers in the air from the sanding , the smell of new carpet wafts across the front bar, the gents loo is no longer an embarrassment, every knife fork & spoon has been polished, all the crockery has been washed, the garden has been dressed and we are ready to open.

Of course it will be different, it cannot be the same. Some tables are not in use, others have been moved, signs are everywhere, cash is a dirty word (although we will still accept cash), the chefs and staff are wearing masks, sanitiser stations are abundant, the tables cannot be laid, toilets are one in one out, condiments & sauces are in sachets, new menus reflect a smaller and more local offering, booking is preferable (walk ins will be acceptable if we have appropriate tables free), we have to have your contact details, we have entrances allowing free flow access to all bars which will be signed in & out, it sounds complicated but but we are a big pub and we are certain we can keep you safe & still have a good time. We also show on the web site our risk assessment for Covid 19 which you can access here.

The beer is ordered, the wine is on its way, the food will be amazing, the staff are happy to be returning to work and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back.

105 days, it has been a long slog but we have survived and now life can slowly, but carefully, get back to normal.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Gaye & John

About Ampfield

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.

Links to further information:

About Ampfield & local attractions
Discover Ampfield’s history
Where to stay in Ampfield

Latest Menus

We have added an expanded selection of vegetarian, vegan and numerous gluten-free dishes to our menus.

Updated in January our latest Winter menus are below or you can view all menus here.

Main Menu
Pudding Menu
Lunch Menu
Sunday Lunch Menu
Childrens Menu
New: Mothers Day Menu – Sunday 22nd March 2020
Urgent: Emergency Take Away Menu – If you cannot get out, we can help!
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