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“The food lets down a couple of excellent staff. Avoid”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #69 of 150 Restaurants in Aberystwyth
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: British, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Newly refurbished, The White Horse is a contemporary yet traditional pub, just seconds from the beach and minutes from the train station. The business caters towards locals, tourists, families and students, and offers fantastic value, real pub food and great value drinks. You can purchase drinks from coffees, to wines, to world beers and traditional cask ales.
Wales, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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“The food lets down a couple of excellent staff. Avoid”
Reviewed 15 January 2011

I've never had a meal in here that comes out as it says it will on the menu. Either ingredients missing (Like the sandwich fillings that were supposed to be in it) or food so badly overcooked that my step-daughter made me laugh by looking confused at her chicken skewer before banging it on the bucket her chips came in, to illustrate exactly how hard it was.
There are a couple of waiting and bar staff who are nothing short of excellent however. Not the management though who appear to just look and point, or worse still in the case of the old manager, just sit on Facebook. IF you could put the chef from Salt across the road in the same team as the good staff here, you'd have a great little outfit, but life doesn't work that way.

Visited December 2010
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Aberaeron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good for a drink....Dont eat unless on a session!”
Reviewed 19 January 2010

The Varsity is a popular student bar trying to tempt unsuspecting outsiders to sample its wares. They do a range of chips in bowls with various extras...chilli, cheese, beans etcetera. These are good value and good to eat. Anything else, pastas, pies and such are microwaved bought in stuff, poorly heated up or burnt (Unable to follow the microwave for 2 minutes instruction!) and inedible. Choose wisely. If in doubt ask a nearby student what not to have! The previous entry about the hot chocolate is true though, cheap and very good!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Slow service and burnt food...always!”
Reviewed 4 March 2009

Have been in here the last 3 times we stayed in Aber. The first time just for drinks but the second and third we had a meal there. Both times the food was slow in coming and when it did come it wasn't hot and my garlic bread was burned. I suppose that we should have learned from previous experience not to go there but on that third occasion, it was almost 12 months since we'd last been and hoped the food would be better. It wasn't. If you ask for your food to be replaced or changed, expect a 20 minute wait and dirty looks from the bar staff.

The tables and the floor are sticky and the toilets are quite shabby. I suppose the students like the cheap food but it's not really a great place to have lunch.

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“2 for £5 menu is handy Hot Chocolates are the best Very cheap all round Quite quick service usually Nice...”
Reviewed 15 January 2008

2 for £5 menu is handy
Hot Chocolates are the best
Very cheap all round
Quite quick service usually
Nice atmosphere - friendly staff
Student restaurant

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