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Bland soulless corporate eatery that couldn't sort out a pint of lager on a hot day - gave up waiting and went elsewhere. Needless to say it's a Fullers house.
Snarling_Mallard - 15 Jun 2018 10:39
Went in for the first time for a couple of drinks and dinner on Saturday night. Friendly staff, great beer (four different ales on handpump) and superb pub food. I had haddock, chips and mushy peas and my wife had homemade game pie with mash and peas - both dishes were delicious. Fullers Front Row and Gale's Seafarers Ale were both excellent. Recommended - we will return.
mrfear - 1 Mar 2015 21:13
Came here for Christmas Eve, and was very disappointed and unhappy when the last bell rang at 11:00pm. The pub was pretty packed, and everybody was confused and thought that it must have been rung in error....but it was for real. We had to go to other pubs that were open until the normal Christmas Eve closing time of midnight.
Why close a packed pub on Christmas Eve at 11:00pm ? Answers on a postcard please, as nobody that I know can arrive at any sensible conclusion.
And they were charging £4.15 for a pint of Bengal Lancer. Seems like profiteering over the Christmas period to me.

This used to be a good pub, so very disappointed.
Perry - 25 Dec 2013 16:17
This is a great pub on the slopes of the Hill. It was taken over a few years back by landlord Alan (who was at the Half Moon years before when that was the best pub around) and since then the pub has just got better and better. The manager and staff are very professional, the pub and toilets are spotless and a credit to all concerned. All our friends and family are using this pub for food. The beer is perfect and I hear they just got Camra Harrow pub of the year. Well done to these guys the know how to run a pub.
Pubeyes - 20 Jul 2013 21:48
Not a bad Fullers pub on a hill leading up to the old Harrow village. In addition to Seafarers, London Pride and ESB, they also had Adnams Southwold Bitter as a guest beer. Cider is Aspalls. The interior is quite large. But it is a little dull, with that brown paint that pubs seemed to prefer these days not helping matters. Overall though, I found it was quite a comfortable pub and an improvement on the Half Moon just down the road.
blue_scrumpy - 30 May 2012 20:04
I had a Fuller's/Gale's Seafarers and a Fuller's ESB. Both were in reasonably good condition. I did not eat, but I noted the basic burger was £8.95. This is a good basic pub, doing, at least during my one visit, what it says on the tin.
on_tap - 21 Sep 2011 09:30
Great food and is very clean and the staff are very nice
218 - 6 Mar 2011 22:11
I have to agree about the quiz. I haven't had so much fun since I can't remember when.. The quiz master really is something a bit special. It was by no means easy but so interesting and well researched- with plenty of humour. Can't recommned it enough!
LeighRolfe - 31 Jan 2011 21:18
In line with the positive comments I have to recommend the Thursday night quiz. As a quiz obsessive myself, I have to say this is possibly the best in London (at least on a par with the legendary Kings Arms on Tooley Street).

The quiz master has even been known to sing the advertising jingle round when the speakers broke down. He's like a cross between Jeremy Paxman and Eddie Izzard. better still the questions are really varied and all seem to be properly researched. A real antidote to the off-the-web jobs that seem depressingly common.

It's a friendly crowd too.
alexander - 6 Jan 2011 02:18
This pub has changed a lot, it is clean and tidy with character. It has a range of good draught beers that are kept well. There is a restuarant area and a drinking area. Food is reasonably priced and of a good quality. The drinking area has a large tv to watch sporting events, although usually football (I prefer rugby and most other sports!). The bar staff are efficient and friendly. Outside the beer garden is quiet and away from the road which barely sees many cars anyway. It has a play area for children and is fantastic during summer. Overall an excellent pub the only down side is the beer is a bit pricey.
gazzo4u - 30 Dec 2010 13:22
This is a lovely pub these days. Clean, comfortable and friendly. The Thai restaurant is now back in the pub (after a few years away) serving good value fresh zingy food. There are also English staples on the menu and a carvery on a Sunday.
julieann64 - 1 Oct 2009 09:07
If you haven't been there for a while, The White Horse is well worth a visit. New landlord and team run a very pleasant pub most efficiently and have created a welcoming, cosy atmosphere.
The food on the new menu that we have tasted was delicious and we look forward to trying a Sunday roast in the near future.
See you up there later!
SILVERARROW - 21 Dec 2008 13:23
If you haven't been there for a while, The White Horse is well worth a visit. New landlord and team run a very pleasant pub most efficiently and have created a welcoming, cosy atmosphere.
The food on the new menu that we have tasted was delicious and we look forward to trying a Sunday roast in the near future.
See you up there later!
SILVERARROW - 21 Dec 2008 13:23
oooh, hello
pinocchio - 22 Sep 2008 13:25
not as appealling since big tits left
bestpoolplayerinpub - 7 Aug 2008 23:43
Even though the landlord is a kiwi and therefore will talk boll*x about rugby (NZ + Fiji + Samoa + any disenfranchised Pacific island = All Blacks) the pub is actually great and deserves greater attendance by all who live around the hill. The beer is good the food is tasty and the refurb is an improvement.
anonymous - 6 Jun 2007 01:45
visited today. Decent pint of Pride and some good guest ales. Seemed very quiet - must be all those pretentious w*nkers going to the Castle to drink the Bazelgette Pride and competing to see who can laugh the loudest over unfunny jokes....
asanewt - 28 May 2007 20:05
This is not just bangers and mash it’s the finest Toulouse sausage infused with fresh herbs and spices, marinated over a charcoal fire in a jus of cranberry and wild boar stock with the finest duchess potatoes slowly prepared with chive and crème fresh. All saturated in a traditional chateau neuf bouillon.
No it aint mate – its sausage and splodge at £9 a pop!

anonymous - 20 Apr 2007 17:10
Excellent refurbishment. Comfortable and welcoming without going too "Gastropub." Fullers beers are well kept while the Staropramen and Hoergarden will make a nice alternative on a summer's day. Even the wine list shows some imagination. Most impressive of all is the food. Nothing too poncey, just good, fresh ingredients cooked well. The steak sandwich was particularly impressive and the home made chips were superb. I'm sure there'll be a few comments on here from locals bemoaning the chages made to "their pub" - see the comments for The Castle up the road for evidence of this - but this is a textbook lesson on how to update a pub without destroying it's character. Well done.
stuckinsuburbia - 11 Apr 2007 11:51
Yes, they have done a lot in a short space of time. Pleasant atmosphere and we appreciate the range of wines and beers on offer. Look forward to trying their menu.
SILVERARROW - 27 Feb 2007 19:06
This pub is open
cassie1 - 19 Feb 2007 22:53
New tenant, John Mac and his manager Sarah have really turned this wreck of a pub round. I was really impressed with their opening on saturday. The food was excellent and the beer completely clear, new pipes? I liked the new layout, opening it up completely. A rest area with sumptious leather seating in front of one of the two open fires. tables to sit and enjoy the excellent food at reasonable prices. I can recommend the fish and cumberland sausage, delicious.If all fullers pubs are like this, I will make a point of visiting them on my visits to the Smoke.
cassie1 - 19 Feb 2007 22:46
Now closed. Understand it is to become a bistro.
SILVERARROW - 3 Feb 2007 11:17
Nice pub. Great selection of Fuller's beers. Homely feel in the saloon bar with the fire place.
edrok666 - 19 Feb 2006 22:30
The mens toilets are in desperate need of renovation. On a clear day you can sample the aroma of the toilets from the restaurant section. Where are the health inspectors...
HarryJ - 11 Aug 2005 21:14
i had the great misfortune to visit this establishment recently. The beer was so bad that i had to drink lager, but even here it was hit and miss. I was in female company -very nice i must say- but the pubs decor isnt suitable for higher classd women. It is a bit down to earth
lordgreenhill - 3 Aug 2005 13:11
a sad old mans pub
harrowboy - 26 Jul 2005 14:01
Lacks atmosphere and beer is very variable in quality
anonymous - 25 Jul 2005 13:52
A Fuller's Pub which has a hit and miss affair with the ales as I had a Winters Ale and it was really nice and then on my next visit I had a pint of ESB but this was not very nice. Then I went again with the old man and the ESB was lovely so maybe something to do with an old barrel? Anyway, definitely recommended for the Thai food, even though there is one waitress who is not quite with it as she messed up our order on the couple of times we went there but this is balanced out by the great food.
will_beer - 31 May 2005 11:55
I went into this pub recently and the ales and lager were pretty bad. And it's not the first time this has happened. There seems to be a problem here, and maybe the people in charge should start paying as much attention to what is coming out their pumps, as to what is rolling into their tills.
Paul - 17 Sep 2004 12:52
I think this place is a jewel. Harrow is not over run with decent pubs and this really is outstanding. The thai food is amazing and it really is worth a visit. Good for a celebration or a quiet pint.
Emma - 16 Sep 2004 19:49
Good well-pitched pub quiz every Monday. Winner takes pot + rollover bonus. Roadt potatoes all round.
Quiz - 20 Jul 2004 17:10
A excellent pub to spend the day fantastic food and atmospere!
anonymous - 9 Jun 2004 14:34
Fullers beer
Tasty Thai food in one bar(with some of the area assigned to restaurant)
Big tv screen in other bar.
Some cosy seats.


Mal Bushey - 17 Oct 2003 11:24
Friendly regulars, casque marque draft beers, charming staff, the tv screen can be avoided by us non-soccerites in the other bar, a Summer afternoon, with the windows open and the delightful lazy fan stirring the air - Ah to be in The White Horse, now that summer's here!
mikem - 18 Aug 2003 10:53
Fantastic Thai food (But they do not serve food on a monday)
anonymous - 1 Jul 2003 13:34
A lovely pub. Warm and welcoming. Great screen for sports events. The Thai restaurant which is actually in the pub offers great food at a reasonable cost. Nice for a Summer visit.
anonymous - 1 May 2003 15:13

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