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The White Horse at Ampfield

££ - £££, British,
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
+44 1794 368356
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (12 reviews)
“rabbit” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this place by geography to meet up with friends and were pleasantly surprised. The place is huge when you get inside with a big choice of areas in which to eat. The menu is extensive and supplemented by specials of fresh fish and...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited recently for dinner as we were staying nearby and just wanted something relatively easy and tasty. I had a very flavoursome sole and my husband ordered a beef pie. Both dishes met our expectations and more. Had we been in the area longer...More

Thank Narelle1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice friendly staff, will recomed the curry, lovely place for a meal.very resonable price, would go there again

Thank karen37642015
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Friend arranged for a group of us to visit the pub. Landlord came out and told us to move our cars to the end of the car park. He then demanded to know who we had arranged our visit with. Then said aggressively that they...More

3  Thank DS52000
whitehorseampfield, Owner at The White Horse at Ampfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A year ago I promised that I would no longer write reponses to Tripadvisor reviews as I was a trifle tired of defending our business against harmful & spiteful reviews and I would normally like to thank the customers who prise us in person., but...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent, but it was let down by the slow service and by one member of staff that scowled when we asked for our food order to be taken over 30 minutes of being there... the rest of the staff we dealt with...More

Thank 555James555
Reviewed 9 September 2018

From the outside the White Horse simply looks quaint, nothing wrong with that of course, we love quaint but you don't usually get first class service and good food to go with the atmosphere. The White Horse serves up both in spades, really friendly serving...More

Thank 294stuart793
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having lived in Ampfield for 15 years I've used the White Horse on many occations and seen lots of Landlords/Landladies come and go. John and Gaynor who have run the Pub now for many years have always been pleasant and welcoming to both me my...More

1  Thank simonkngr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Eight of us with a dog stopped off for a quick Bank Holiday lunch and all decided that the sandwiches and Croque Monsieur were what we wanted. My fish finger sandwich was fab and the pastrami in the toasted rueben was the best we'd tasted....More

Thank Hoochman67
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In the morning of 25th August I decorated for a wedding next door in the golf club. We were to be evening guests and it was also our own wedding anniversary. Nicky, the lady who was running the wedding venue recommended that before we go...More

Thank maggieallington
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Met a friend here for lunch in the pub garden. My friend was late and food serving time was coming to an end, the landlord kindly told me not to worry and he would accommodate for us when she arrived. He kindly made our food...More

Thank kaaaaaa82
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30 November 2015|
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Response from Pruneface | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very helpful unfortunately I cannot include it on here but The White Horse, Ampfield will find it ... And their food times are..... Food Service Hours Mon – Sat Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Mon – Sat Evening: 6pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$21
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey SO51 9BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 368356
  • E-mail
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. These fires which are always alight during the winter months throw their heat into the various bar areas.The locals bar, with its dart board, and cosy village atmosphere retains the typical English pub image. Roaring log fire, the slap of cards on the table during a crib match and the thump of darts in the board, echo quietly in this bar. No background music can be heard, just the agitated discussions of the village elders who frequent this oasis of good beer & conversation.The lounge bar, with its equally large Inglenook can accommodate up to 40 people sitting and many more standing. Used by many people as a dining area, it still retains its “Olde World Charm”. A comfortable Chesterfield and deep farmhouse chairs merely add to the pleasant ambience of this lovely area.The restaurant has been built in a new area that extends towards the lovely pub garden. Seating 90 customers it makes a perfect place to enjoy the excellent food that is always available.
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