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The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill

££ - £££, British,
23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
+44 1903 814084
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (9 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
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71 - 80 of 310 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2016

We came here for a birthday treat and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were served with an amuse bouche of wild mushroom soup and they even gave our children free cream whilst we ate. We all had the trio of pork which...More

2  Thank MonkeyChops10
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you so very much for choosing to eat at The White Horse as a birthday treat :) I am delighted that you all enjoyed our chef's specially selected Amuse Bouche and that your children managed all the ice cream so the adults were fully...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for a Monday evening, we were the only people there but definitely not a problem for us. My starter was delicious, freshly cooked, it was cod ball stuffed with a quails egg and lightly crumbed on the outside. Followed by a delicious...More

2  Thank Alison H
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Alison - thanks so very much for finding the time to write such an excellent review for The White Horse, we really do appreciate it. I have passed on your positive comments to the entire team who were delighted to hear your feedback. All of...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited mid afternoon and ordered fish and chips. We were very disappointed. The fish was the frozen battered type that you get from supermarkets and was soggy as was the rest of the meal. Not nice. The pub struck me as a party pub...More

6  Thank Julie N
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Very many thanks for taking the time to write this review, we really do appreciate your feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed on this occasion, feel free to pop in and discuss your concerns with the manager as we never serve frozen fish here....More

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the barman Jay made the best cocktails-would thoroughly recommend a visit if in the area.Have been back since and the whole team are fab xMore

1  Thank Tania P
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Tania - thanks so very much for finding the time to write such a great review for us, we really do appreciate it. I totally agree re the cocktails, I have passed on your marvellous feedback to my entire team. We looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

The menu is small but this is an advantage as it indicates the food is fresh. A small choice b ut a good one. No freezer to microwave here. The chefs are within sight of the diners which gives us confidence and the food doesn't...More

1  Thank sussexsojourner
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you much for taking the time to write this, so nice to read a good accurate review of The White Horse. You are, indeed, correct about all our dishes being freshly cooked, something we take great pride in. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We booked here for a wedding anniversary meal. We were early but still shown to our table . We were given a bar menu which was basically food I cook at home eg sausage and chips , fish and chips etc , when asked where...More

8  Thank 170,656
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Very many thanks for taking the time to write this review for us. Naturally, I was very disappointed to read it so needed some time to explore your feedback fully. Having spoken with my team, I can now reply and say how sorry I am...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is our third visit since the new kitchen team, the food was fantastic. The added touch of a delicous amuse bouche and macaroons with our bill just complemented a lovely dining experience. We were surprised that there were not more diners after 9.30pm. I...More

2  Thank CHSussex
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2016

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we really do appreciate the time you have spent on this. Apologies for the delay with the reply, I had a few days away. I have passed on your comments to...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful food, well presented well cooked andwonderful flavours,very friendly and attentive service.could not fault one of the best meals we have had in a long time,only wish we lived nearer ,so we could revisit.highly recommend!More

2  Thank martinfreeborn
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you so very much for writing this review Martin, we really do value the time you have spent on it. We have had a long chat about it all and agree it is very rewarding to see all the team's hard work being recognised....More

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I have got to say last night was the single most enjoyable meal my wife and I have had in a long time. Creative and beautiful food with amazing use of local ingredients with very attentive service and a great selection of wines. We had...More

3  Thank Ian M
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Ian - how wonderful to wake up to such a lovely review of The White Horse in Steyning, thanks so much for taking the time to write it for us. It is very rewarding to hear that you chose to celebrate such special occasions with...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time at this pub and its brasserie style restaurant. Being our anniversary, we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed evening starting with a cocktail before dining al fresco Chef Michael Di Bella and his team had also crafted a special treat producing an unexpected...More

2  Thank nixflix23
WhiteHorseSmokehouse, Owner at The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

We are truly delighted that you chose The White Horse to celebrate your anniversary with a meal. I have passed on your feedback to Michael regarding the tasting menu, he is delighted to hear you enjoyed it so very much We both agree with your...More

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Rebecca D
1 July 2017|
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Response from WhiteHorseSmokehouse | Property representative |
Hello Rebecca D, We serve food From 12 - 9.30pm Mon to Sun Hope This Helps. Regards Craig
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Fuzzydacious
25 May 2017|
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Response from Gordonluff1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are always welcome.
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Fuzzydacious
25 May 2017|
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Response from Christina D |
Yes in the bar area and garden, just not the resturant but you can eat in those places
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Steyning
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 814084
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled in the lush, green South Downs, close to the busier towns of Brighton and Hove is The White Horse Smokehouse & Grill in Steyning - a picturesque grammar school town and one time home to Laurence Olivier. Decorated in a contemporary classic style and boasting a large verandah covered with huge parasols on which to enjoy views of the countryside as you dine, The White Horse is welcoming and unpretentious, with excellent, friendly service. The restaurants varied menu combines creativity with more traditional comfort style food using top quality local ingredients for a real flavour of your surroundings.
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