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The Old White Horse, Baldock - pub details

Address: 1 Station Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3072) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Baldock (0.1 miles), Letchworth (2.1 miles), Arlesey (4.4 miles)

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I popped in here for a quick pint after having a walk out to see George Orwell's cottage at Wallington. The pub is done out in rather bland sub-gastropub style; service was ok; ale nice and seemed to be kept well. Canned music but a lot of it was smooth 50s jazz so not too bad. Big screen TV but turned off. Not a bad place to wait for the train back to London in; but not much character.
Hugh1971 - 17 Oct 2011 21:39
First off I should say that I did not try the food as my visit was outside food service times.

As a pub it was very disappointing. If the previous comments about a refurb are correct, it is a great shame the brewery/pubco opted for every jaded 1980s cliché in the book: all rather tacky and soulless.

To the main business: the ale. The St Edmund's Ale that I tried was on the verge of sour. Will not visit again.
wobblybob - 9 Dec 2010 14:27
Lovely stylish pub with a great menu. Apparently only just reopened after a refurb - looks fantastic. The food was great, the beer was good and will definitely be paying a return visit. Staff couldn't've been more friendly and helpful.
phoenix1234 - 11 Oct 2010 17:20
This has undergone a refurb and is now a bland shade of brown and cream with shaker style furniture in the main bar area and high back chairs in the die annexe (ex restaurant)

To get a drink you have to negotiate a sea of rather large tables and chairs and squeeze up against the bar with other drinkers in the miniscule amount of space not laid over to the aforementioned tables.

As this is a Charles Wells pub the beers on offer were Eagle, Bombardier & Youngs Ordinary. All are dispensed though a sparkler so you can expect short measures pint-wise althought the staff are willing to take the sparklers off on request.

Beer prices are stratospherically high (£3.30 for a pint of bomardier on my visit) so best talk to your bank manager before buying even the smallest of rounds.
This , associated with the large amount of dining tables in both the bar and side extension would seem to indicate that the focus of this pub is now on those wanting food rather than just drinkers.

Haven't eaten there so cannot comment on the food quality and value for money but all in all it struck me as a rather unexciting pub.

If you are just after a pint or two I would suggest you drop anchor elsewhere in town.

DoctorFunk - 11 Oct 2010 16:50
Has undergone a refurb, big garden at the back. Beers included Youngs, Wells Bombardier and B&T. Youngs was passable, if a little on the cold side. Plenty of clients trying the food out.
Sandman1 - 7 Sep 2009 17:41

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