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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Ed and Jane are the perfect hosts and look after you from start to finish.. The food here is of very high standard..And the beers are fabulous. Yes your paying slightly more than your average pub because this place isn't just your average pub. You...want quality then that's what your getting..Did i mention the beers are spot on as well.🤣More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

I can only give 4 stars this time. The starters and main course were excellent. The puddings were a bit ordinary compared with the rest of the menu and little variety. The cheese board came with dry crackers and a bit of cucumber. What is...wrong with butter, apple slices or grapes that compliment cheese well and add a bit of moisture? Loss of the star is for the service. Given ordinary blunt knife to cut Venison. It should have been replaced when I ordered but had to ask for steak knife. Call me old fashioned but taking my plate away while my partner is still eating is just not good etiquette? I asked for a wine menu to order a rich red well before my main course of Venison arrived but the wine did not turn up till after it was served. Perhaps I am fussy but Whitehouses is not cheap so I expect better for my money.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

What a change to have beautifully cooked, highly quality ingredients. Service first class and the owner was considerate and helpful. I’ll be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023 via mobile

Lovely welcome from the staff. There was no children’s menu but bespoke meals were put together by the chef. All meals were delicious and perfect portion size.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

We went to Whitehouse today for Sunday lunch. The greeting we got was a fantastic feature. Very friendly. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was exceptional. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Ed Backhouse, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write this review it’s really appreciated looking forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 22 July 2023

We visited last night and had a lovely experience. The food was well presented and cooked perfectly. It was fairly priced and the menu provided a good variety of different options. We were greeted warmly, invited to sit and enjoy our drinks in the bar,...before being shown to our table. The food didn't take long to arrive, but there was enough time between courses that we didn't feel rushed. The hosts were very attentive without hovering and the background music created a nice atmosphere without being intrusive. Well worth the money.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Ed Backhouse, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Glad you enjoyed the evening see you again soon

Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

What a fabulous place! Since the new owners have taken over this is the first time we have visited....and I'm gutted we didn't visit sooner. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. I ordered the pork belly bites...to start followed by the pigeon Risotto. Both were exceptional. My partner started with pigeon and then had the monkfish curry. Again, both outstanding. Finished off with a lovely cheeseboard. The staff are fantastic, attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

We went to Whitehouses last night with the aim to try the Tapa menu (which looks delicious). We however ordered from the main dinner menu and had pork belly bites and pate for starters and a fillet steak and wild boar sausage and mustard mash...for mains. The meats used were of a very high quality and the food was cooked to perfection. I really wanted to try the Hopical Storm but someone forgot her glasses to drive home so I had Erdinger 0% which is a really good alcohol free lager in this hot weather. The hosts (Jane and Ed) were also very friendly, knowledgeable. Overall a much better place now it is run by Ed and Jane (so forget any reviews before late last year).More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Ed Backhouse, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2023

Really good to meet you thanks for sharing your experience we all work hard and it’s good to hear it’s worth while See you again soon

Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

We had an incredible weekend and visited Whitehouses twice!! The food was spot on and the staff made us feel like family. It was a fantastic experience and would highly recommend Whitehouses. Try the prawns!!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

Lovely homemade food, wonderful warm wecoming and helpful staff, nothing too much trouble - thank you xx

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

Absolutely fabulous meal today, absolutely stuffed, food fabulous excellent service & the team catered for vegetarians, plan eater’s& coeliacs all eating together! 😁👍 definitely planning on coming back 👍

Date of visit: May 2023
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Ed Backhouse, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2023

Glad you enjoyed your day see you again soon

Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

An amazing evening at the Whitehouses. Excellent menu with a very supportive specials board. The service is superb, very attentive staff who really make the evening special. Highly recommend this outstanding restaurant that offers an excellent choice of food and drinks, with friendly family service,...we were made to feel very welcome by the new host, who goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and valued.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Ed Backhouse, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review it’s really good to hear you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 10 April 2023

1st time at the Whitehouses here Easter Monday! Fantastic mezze and sharing platter service and food excellent will 100% be back!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Ed B, Owner at WHITEHOUSES, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review, very good to meet you and look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 1 April 2023

Took my partner for his birthday the food was out of this world will be definitely going bk again and the staff r very nice and welcoming

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

We are local and never been as the former owner had a bad rep. Reception was great and everyone so welcoming. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. We did push the boat out with ChateauBriand.. Was well worth it. Everything was...beautifully presented. Only minor niggle was cold onion rings and plates. I have a thing about cold plates but the food was hot. Ginger batters hake was outstanding. I would as a result give four and half stars but went for 5 as 4 would be wrong. One reviewer said drinks were expensive but I thought they were fairly normal Well done. Great atmosphere and foodMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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WHITEHOUSES is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5