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“Thoroughly recommend....!”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #137 of 530 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Thoroughly recommend....!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We all gathered here as cousins for a Saturday evening meal on our way down to a holiday in Cornwall. We were delighted. The food was second to none and the he man grill almost left one brother in law defeated for sheer size and variety of content - but happy to say, not quite! He managed to finish it! I had Surf and Turf, without the chips and it came with a huge salad and was delicious, steak cooked to perfection and juicy king prawnss to wrestle with.

The staff were charming, service was excellent and the facilities for the children to play on kept them very happy and just far enough away for their parents to keep an eye on them, but not close enough to stop adult conversation. Lovely views from the garden too,

All in all, as a fussy eater outer, I would have no hesitation in recommending this pub as a delightful experience of eating out.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Exceptional quality food and service”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Called in for casual lunch and was met by very friendly staff.
Comprehensive menu, good selection of ales and wines.
Generous helpings of well prepared wholesome food.
Will defineatley return.
Sunday lunch looks good.

  • Visited July 2014
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South West England
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Visited with friends for dinner. Not been for several years but suggested this pub because it was halfway to meet. Not disappointed. The service was second to none. All the staff were friendly and attentive. Meal was gorgeous. I had the Brill with scallops and prawns off the special board, my husband had the spare ribs (which he said were the best hes ever tasted) our friends ordered the prawns and steak. The order was delivered within 20 minutes. Excellent portion sizes. All very tasty. Couldnt fault anything. We will certainly be going back. We visited some years ago on a regular basis but stopped going. The meals are reasonably priced and you get plenty of food. Nice atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“mean portion”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Been here several times this year but was sooo disappointed today by the really tiny portion. Others in party had good portions and good value for the money. All I can say is if you are reasonably hungry do not order the chicken with BBQ sauce, bacon and cheese melt. It was the smallest portion I have ever had, coming with a few chips and small bowl of salad for £12. The gammon steak 10oz came with chips, egg, mushrooms, peas, pineapple and was £2 Cheaper! Obviously we complained but although they were sorry were not prepared to do anything. As always, we will vote with our feet.

Visited July 2014
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essex
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food with high prices...”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

After a weeks holiday in Cornwall, with the family plus four dogs and with holiday blues, we made our way home back to Essex, but planned a stop a long the way, for lunch.

We come across the White Horse pub by accident. First impression from the outside was good and clean looking, with plenty of car spaces for our vehicles.
Due to the dogs, we asked if it was ok to have the dogs on leads in the outside garden which the staff was very happy with . We was handed the menu and was surprised with the prices for what is a country pub. My wife and i chose the chesse ploughmans at a cost close to £18.00. At this price i was looking forward to something special.The service was very good, so didnot have to wait to long.But when it arrived we were slightly disappointed. We got what we ordered.....A standard cheese ploughmans, which i have had many times on our travels and paid half the price for.

Im sure no matter where you go, the cost of lettuce, ceddar cheese, coleslaw, pickled onion, half an apple and a piece of french stick can not vary that much.

I would like to add the quality of the food we had and the service was good, but from our experience i believe this pub could cost itself out of the pub/food market. Which would be a shame but i do hope they dont.

  • Visited July 2014
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