We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

1.1 miles from The White Cliffs of Dover
About
The White Horse is Dover's oldest pub, original building c 1365. We are essentially a Pub and therefore serve excellent cask ales for which we have been awarded The Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of our ales, CAMRA 2019, 2020 & 2021 and in the best pub guide. We have a great range of draught lager, Guinness and Cider, a splendid selection of fine wines and we stock in excess of 40 gins with always the perfect serve. Home cooked food is served daily between 12pm and 2pm for lunch and 5:30pm to 8:30pm for dinner with the exception of Wednesdays when the kitchen is closed; however, on Wednesday we allow folk to bring their own food in and we supply warmed plates, cutlery and condiments.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (828)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
778 results
Traveller rating
611
108
27
14
18
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
611
108
27
14
18
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish and chips sunday roast chilli pie pudding burger chicken the pub oldest pub cross channel great atmosphere beer garden on tap home cooked lovely evening jules stu
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 24 January 2024

Nice surrounding and probably the best fish n chips in town. We went several times and the quality is always there. Recommanded.

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 31 December 2023

Always a treat to visit the White Horse, lovely service, amazing food and a very good selection of drinks - particularly gins! Can't recommend this pub enough.

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 December 2023

Love the rude bald man , the mulled wine is excellent , the service was outstanding and the dog is something else

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 6 November 2023

An old historic pub with a limited menu but we couldn't fault the piping hot food. The staff were polite and friendly and we didn't have to wait long before the food arrived. Toilet facilities a bit below par but it is an old building!...You can be lucky to get the odd free parking place nearby. A large 'retail' carpark near the pub is free for the first hour and relatively cheap thereafter but you must get a ticket.More

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 22 October 2023

My cousin and I visited here last Thursday, early evening. What a lovely time we had. I loved the quirky feel of the pub and it was very interesting to read the history and why the walls appeared so unusual. The team were really friendly...and there was a nice buzz about the place. We decided to eat and were certainly not disappointed. A small but good variety on the menu to choose from and great to see local produce used where possible. The food was hot, very tasty and plentiful. It’s possibly the best beef stroganoff I have ever tasted - is chef allowed to share the recipe please? 😊 Thank you for making us feel welcome on our first visit. If we didn’t live nearly 3 hours away, I’m sure we would be visiting more often.More

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 October 2023

I went to a funeral/ wake . We came to the white horse pub and got told from the workers about coming into the white horse pub previously having to much to drink and advised that not to do again! But I do drink in...the white horse and have had no issues with anyone? So on this occasion with a old friend of mine having to go to the funeral and then I went to have a drink for his wake after funeral. And got told not to drink ? I’m confused as a pub is serving drinks? So why say not to drink ! Very confused staffMore

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Julian Crowley, Owner at The White Horse Dover, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Explore, The White Horse getting negative reviews always alarms us and we individually spoke to all the staff about this situation and then it all became very clear. The issue was not you having a drink in our pub. The issue that the manageress...More

Reviewed 5 October 2023

Loved this place me and my bf had a great time.And we loved the chips peas mmmm. Love going here for some peace and quite

Date of visit: June 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 October 2023

We made a last minute reservation at the White Horse and they were able to accommodate us. Our meal was fantastic and they have the best chips we had during our two week vacation in England!

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 September 2023

The menu have us plenty to choose from. My friend and I both had Scampi, chips and all the trimmings and it was perfect. The scampi had a beautiful flavour and the chips were just as they should be. A small side salad accompanied the...dish which finished it off nicely. The helpings were generous and we didn’t have to wait long for our meal. We chose gypsy tart for dessert and, again, we couldn’t fault it. The proprietor was very pleasant, as was the young lady who served us. One slight niggle was that some lads at the bar behind us were a little noisy, which meant it was difficult to hear our conversation on occasion, but as the bar is where the tables are, I suppose we must expect that. Anyway, it didn’t spoil our evening to any great extent but would have been better had they not been there. (Without them, the rating would have been 5). That said, we would certainly go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

We had lunch to this lovely pub. The food was so fresh, tasty and the quality was excellent. Amazing service, good ambience. We were so glad we found this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

We had dinner here the night before we cruised to Iceland. The food and atmosphere was amazing! We made reservations and were seated early when we arrived. We are so glad we are here, it was a great way to start our vacation. If we...cruise out of Dover again we will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 September 2023

For an authentic British Pub with homemade British fare you must try the White Horse in Dover. It’s a quaint pub with much character. The building dates back to 1365! Dave and Nikki the proprietors, are lovely people. They chatted with us after the meal....Dave is also the chef. For dessert we had Dave’s Gypsy Tart which we understand is an old family secret recipe. It was delicious. For dinner we had the fish and chips which was freshly caught cod from the area. It was the best fish and chips I’ve ever had! My husband has the curried chicken and was great also. There is something for everyone’s dietary preferences. This pub gets an A+ from us.More

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 August 2023

Absolutely fantastic experience. Pub was heavy with patrons BUT the staff, lady behind the bar(wife of chief), Sam & Harrison weren’t flustered @ provided great service. Pub manager Stuart ran a terrific bar & kept us amused with wit & hood banter that we Ozies...understood. Everything GOOD with this Pub, booze, food & companionship fantastic. Plated meals much too large for both of us. Thanks Stuart shame we’ll never get a chance to return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Great pub with a lovely setting, great menu and choice of drinks. The owners are charming and we had a fantastic time. The ‘rude bald man’ was a delight to talk to!!!

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 August 2023

What an amazing pub! We arrived as soon as the dinner rush was starting without a reservation and initially we were told there were no tables for a long while. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some amazing beers and then the bar tender...told us she could squeeze us into a table in the back. The building is lovely and situated next to the site of a former church. The interior decor is cozy and full of character. Our server Stewart was hilarious, fast, and made excellent recommendations for food. The fish and chips were superb. Absolutely fresh and perfect. The chicken curry was so delicious and wasn’t too strong. The patio is wonderful to take in sunshine while drinking a beer. We will certainly visit again next time we are in Dover!More

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Travelodge Dover
1,117 reviews
.10 miles away
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
2,289 reviews
.31 miles away
Beulah House
60 reviews
1.54 miles away
The Swingate Inn and Hotel
105 reviews
1.77 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Elephant & Hind
123 reviews
.22 miles away
Il Rustico Restaurant
546 reviews
.21 miles away
Aspendos Dover
281 reviews
.19 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Dover Museum And Bronze Age Boat Gallery
274 reviews
.22 miles away
St Mary's Church
53 reviews
.20 miles away
Millennium Plaques
7 reviews
.21 miles away
The White Horse
121 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Suze247
2 November 2023|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JFC01 | Property representative |
Unfortunately, it is no to both of those. There is payable public car parking adjacent to the pub and we have individual chairs and some vintage, fabric covered benches.
0
Votes
jamestB7910FV
29 November 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Monchylavender | Reviewed this property |
Chips wee the nicest I have ever tasted.,
0
Votes
Kevin M
26 April 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from sapper s | Reviewed this property |
next door is a big car park but it is a pay and display.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

THE WHITE HORSE DOVER - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The White Horse Dover

Yes, The White Horse Dover is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The White Horse Dover is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5