The White Horse, Thruxton, 22/25

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The White Horse, Thruxton

22/25£££££award.gold

Thruxton,

Hampshire, SP11 8EE

Tel: 01264 772401

Website: whitehorsethruxton.co.uk

Gluten free: Just ask

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: OK

Loos: Above average

The White Horse is in our Discount Directory and is offering a Free glass of wine for LWL Discount Card Holder plus up to 3 guests when having 2 courses, lunch or dinner, every day!

Occasionally one is lucky enough to discover a gem of a restaurant! The 15th century Grade 2 listed building, The White Horse, is such a place and it will now be our mission to spread the word…. it is worth seeking out, the food is fabulous!

Two of us visited recently. Bit confusing when you arrive as you cant see the front door but we later discovered that as a result of some planning abomination the front door faces and is only a few feet from, the very high wall on top of which is the A303, such a shame but ignore, once inside you can then enjoy the ambiance of this historic building.

We were warmly welcomed by the staff and were shown to our table in the delightful dining room. They were busy with several large parties but our service was very good; all the staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We were promptly served with warm home made pumpkin bread, a sign of the delights to come!

The menu is small and interesting. We chose our starters from the main menu, Salt and Chilli Squid, Rocket Salad & Aioli and Pan Seared Scallops, Black Pudding, Apple Purée & Home Cooked Crisps. Our mains were from the bar menu… The White Horse Pie of The Day, Chicken & Camenbert, Hand Cut Chips & Buttered Green Beans and Crispy Skin Pork Belly, Crushed New Potatoes, Red Wine Jus & Caramelised Onion. Every mouthful of every dish was a delight, beautifully presented and generous portions!

At only £1 a scoop you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of their home made ice cream. Very unusual flavours including their latest invention bacon ice cream… it was lovely and it did have bits of bacon in it! We of course had 2 scoops to share, the other favour we tried, brown bread.

Delighted to meet and be able to complement Chef/Manager Norelle. She is a lovely laid back Aussie who has lived in the UK for a few years and has an impressive local CV. We highly recommend you go and try her cuisine…. OZ’s loss… our gain!

They also do B & B in their refurbished extension and there is a large garden for summer al fresco dining and drinking, booking essential.

 

Ladies Who Lunch: The White Horse, Thruxton Scoring

award.goldLWL Gold Award awarded November 2013

£££££ Cost

5/5 Quality of food

5/5 Variety of menu

4/5 Staff and service

4/5 Ambiance and decor

4/5 Value for money

22/25 Total yummy factor

Ladies Who Lunch: score key

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food and service.

The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head).

5/5 Cannot be improved upon

4/5 Very good

3/5 Good

2/5 Satisfactory

1/5 Poor

0/5 Terrible

If you visit, please tell them that Ladies Who Lunch in Hampshire sent you!

2 thoughts on “The White Horse, Thruxton, 22/25

  1. Congratulations on the the website. The food looks amazing, I’ve driven by before, but never stepped inside. I’ll have to give it a try :=)

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