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The White Horse, Whitwell - pub details

White Horse

Address: High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 2PY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25708) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Shanklin (4.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 12 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Buddle Inn, Niton (1.8 miles), Four Seasons Inn, Wroxall (2.0 miles)

 

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The White Horse is a fairly large pub with 3 large rooms. Most people were in the central bar area. But there were a couple in the large dining area at the top and another small group in another room at the bottom. Children aren't allowed in the bar area. Dogs are not allowed in the dining areas. 3 ales on were Ghost Ship, Abbot & Lancaster Bomber. Bar staff seemed surprised that somebody who wasn't local would only be there for a drink. A touch disappointing.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Nov 2018 13:33
You waltz into a pub and ask for a table for 18, the girl behind the jump doesn't bat an eyelid but musters the staff and does the business. The beer's good with several bitters on tap including the local brews by Goddards & Yates. The food is excellent and the service sublime. Nuff said, 10 points!
wilf880 - 26 Aug 2012 13:57
As a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight I have found the hospitality at all pubs and restaurants to be very frendly indeed - however the White Horse takes this one step further, the landlord Matt being the ultimate 'bloody nice bloke' made me and mine feel like old friends rather than just another group of punters -
Food is excellent too - and as has been repeated by other reviewers - the portions are huge (the 32oz steak I highly recommend). And to cap it all - they serve Goddards Fugle de Dum - a local ale that will in itself ensure that I re-visit the island as often as I can.
As my dear old dad would have summed up - " bleeding 'ansome"
hoggman - 26 Aug 2011 17:14
I enjoyed a pint of Ringwood Best here, served in very good condition. At lunchtime, food seems to be an important part of their trade, and I don't recall seeing anyone only enjoying a drink on either visit.

That said, the grilled plaice from the blackboard was excellent - wonderfully fresh. Went back a few times just for that. With a pint, the bill came to 15.05.

Very friendly staff and prompt service. Quite busy for a weekday lunchtime, given the relatively remote location.

Oh, and ball-poking may be enjoyed here too. For those who enjoy that sort of thing.
apchilcott - 28 Aug 2010 19:44
Fairly typical of an Island pub with a large "family dining" open-plan extension in addition to the original small pub building. The original building is lovely; the extension isn't. But that's the nature of the game and is, regrettably, essential to cater for the hordes of grockles and their offspring which blight (sorry, grace) the Island from Easter to October. Food menu looked extensive and portions generous, and is reportedly very good indeed (or so the locals say). One step up from the normal IoW pub grub offerings. Choice of beers was OK, not extensive in the ale department, but adequate and what they did have was well kept and highly palletable. I can recommend the (local) Yates Holy Joe, though can't promise this isn't seasonal and/or a guest beer. I'd rate this as one of the better establishments on the Island. Date: April.10
sew - 8 Apr 2010 18:10

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