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“Have a Shandy”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #3 of 36 Nightlife in Dover
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great historic spot. Charming young lady bartender great to talk to.
Tried a Shandy there for the first time while reading the channel swimmers notes on wall

1  Thank LaurieDJ
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

One reason for our choice of B & B in Dover is that it's just a block and a half from what looked like a good pub (and historical). It turns out that the White Horse Inn is the place that channel swimmers go to have a pint and leave their autographs on the ceiling and walls. In fact, we met Padraic Mallon just before his successful swim across the channel (we all cheered him and his friends and family). Congratulations, Padraic! This is the kind of atmosphere that will greet you at the White Horse. The pint of choice for me was a bitter from Bolton, Lancashire, called Mad Goose, a mad and wonderful pint. I want more! Tony is the friendly bartender, and we got to meet other locals. Loved the conversations with people like Diana. Made our short stay very memorable. Thank you, Dover!

1  Thank francescaripperts
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

I was walking down the street in Dover and was looking at some of the buildings...I was looking up at the sign...and into the window trying to figure out if it was a nice place to stop for a beer - or if it was an Inn without a place to get a beverage.

I was the quintessential tourist...two cameras and my tripod...two men sitting in the window waved me in....so I went. Definitely a place to get a beer...The two gentlemen (in their 60s I would guess) bought me a beer and invited me to join them. This was a traditional british pub...although I think I initially offended them when I ordered a Guinness :) I changed to a Bitters...LOL.

We chatted and they asked about where I was from ... and why I was traveling alone...etc. They were really nice and were able to share with me some of the history of Dover and the Inn itself.

One of the most interesting things about the Inn is that the walls are covered in names carved into the wood of people who have completed the swim across the channel.

Who knew that this would be one of my favourite memories from my trip to England.

Thank maggiemaeCanada
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Arrived in Dover on the Friday , late afternoon( catch ferry early Saturday morning). I Found a place to stay, owner recommended this pub so dropped my kit off and headed for a well earned pint of real ale and simple honest grub. On entering the pub I first noticed the walls are covered with writing.Closer inspection reveals they are the writings of all the people who have attempted successfully or unsuccessfully swam the channel.I ordered. Fish and chips along with a pint of Bohemian ale, both were excellent, and are to be recommended. Also met some of the local characters , which further made this a most enjoyable and member able visit. If you want good no frills food and drink this is for you.

1  Thank HowardC786
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Stayed near this pub just near Dover Castle and it has a entry in the Good Beer Guide. Good local pub with well kept beers and very interesting walls. You could spend a good few pints reading all the entries of cross channel swimmers over the years. Well worth seeking out.

1  Thank roadsterOxford
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