White Horse, The
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4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
This pub is in a pretty posh part of London and when the weather is nice you can enjoy a Saturday BBQ and take your pint across the street to the green. It's not far from a tube station so it's easy to get to if you're coming from another part of the city.
No televisions means that you can bring something to occupy your time and still be able to think or you can saddle up to the bar or one of the community tables and enjoy the conversation.
When I was last there I talked with some of the staff. This place makes all the bar staff go through continuing education on a regular basis and they all seemed knowledgeable on the beers and ales they served.
What I especially liked was the wide range of abv available to fit the occasion.
02-12-2014 03:08:22 | More by VelvetCesc
4.14/5 rDev -1%
This is a smallish boozer tucked away out of the hustle and bustle.
The place is a tad worn, yet still comfy. The fireplace looked inviting on a cool, damp evening, but it wasn't lit.
The pints were served in the proper glasses with nearly the perfect pour (quite a bit just spilled over). The food passing by looked pretty good and plentiful, but we had already eaten.
The landlord was attentive and pleasant enough, although he appeared a bit worm himself. Who knows? Maybe he had some pressing thoughts on his mind at the moment.
A view of the Parsons can be had from the patio. The waitress had a thick Slavic accent, but she seemed to know which beer was what. And the selections were very decent!
We're glad to have ducked in out of a cool drizzle. It wasn't really listed in any of the beer beer guides a few years ago, but seems to be gaining some respect. It's a joint that if you lived nearby you might frequent pretty often.
08-17-2012 18:13:24 | More by BeerResearcher
4.13/5 rDev -1.2%
Bustling spot in a rather posh area of London. Close to a subway stop. I was there in June 2011 and they had a barbecue food menu and a huge patio that was packed.
Inside it's a nice, typical looking pub. There seemed to be a more formal dining area in the back - possibly for their prix-fixe. I was with 3 others and we ate. Food was great - very British. Bangers and mash were delicious and every one was pleased. Had the summer pudding for dessert, however, and was disappointed. Small serving of an overly gelatinous, flavourless slice.
The beer selection is big. They have a large selection of cask beers and just as many gassed taps as well as a huge bottle list. Bottles ranged from moderately price to extremely expensive (something like 40 pounds for Sink the Bismarck!) but the selection was ridiculously large. Draught was decently priced, if a bit expensive. I had two pale ales of which I'd never heard. One porter. Everything was great. They also have a beer recommendation for every dish they serve which is nice for the under-educated.
The service was good for us. No problems.
Definitely recommend this spot, especially if you are in the area. I didn't get a chance to visit many beer-centric pubs in London but I am quite positive this would be one of the better ones.
07-13-2011 21:23:26 | More by slowfade
United Kingdom (England)
4.43/5 rDev +6%
I drink here whenever I have the chance.
Always a pumping atmosphere, often a bit too crowded, but you can always get served. There are loads of trendy and wannabe types but I'm probably one of them so that doesn't concern me too much. I'm here for the beer.
I've had experience with brilliant and terrible service. Once being ordered to vacate a table that wasn't reserved for another hour, and another time forgetting to pay my bill and having to go back in the morning, hat in hand to pay it, just to enjoy some quality banter and another beer with the staff. (A souther tier 2xIPA from memory).
The quality is generally good. The cask ales are well looked after and served at appropriate temperatures. I don;t eat here often because its a touch expensive, but when I have, the food is good in both quality and portion size.
The price of beer here is really not too bad. I had a night out here a few months back with another beer nerd, and including dinner, I think it came to around £70 for the 2 of us.
This place is definitely in the list of places to hit when drinking beer in London.
EDIT: The beer festivals held here are excellent. I've been to a few now (US, Aussie and UK Winter Ales) and always get my fill.
02-16-2011 14:22:34 | More by Trizzle
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
Stopped by a couple of times on a recent trip to London.
The White Horse is very easy to get to -- just off the Parsons Green tube stop. We were looking for someplace that had real ale and a solid selection of other beers. Since I was with my wife, I was also looking for more of a gastropub, so that she wouldn't feel like she was being dragged along to watch me quaff a few pints.
The White Horse came through on all fronts -- more than a dozen cask offerings; over a 1/2 dozen guest taps; a bottled list the size of a small phone book; excellent food.
Pints averaged 3 pounds for the cask items I had (plus real cider for my wife)...Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti plus Gonzo were on draft, too -- those were slightly higher. However, I couldn't justify the 30 pounds for a Westvleteren 12.
The food was excellent -- one of the best meals we ate in London. The White Horse had traditional pub fare (fish n chips, ploughmans, etc), but also had raspberry/mushroom/goat cheese tart with a chestnut salad, gnocchi, and foie gras. Potato wedges with sweet chili sauce and sour cream made for excellent munchies while downing a few watching Six Nations Rugby one afternoon.
Service was fantastic -- although we had a primary waiter for food, no fewer than 4 front-of-house folks checked in on us. Additionally, you can easily head to the bar to order and cash out.
If you find yourself in London, The White House at Parsons Green is definitely worth a visit.
02-14-2011 00:24:52 | More by tchaos
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
A bit out of the way for many people (and on an annoying Tube line), this pub is a good place to find craft beer in London.
It has a nice classic English pub atmosphere, though perhaps a bit too classic when I went as a Chelsea match was on on the same night, so when I get there it was packed with Chelsea fans grabbing a beer before the game. It cleared out quickly just before kick-off, though.
The service was good, though it took some time to get food and beer when the bar was busy.
There were loads of cask ales as well as international and local craft beers on tap, and an extensive bottle list. The quality of beers available was generally good, too.
The food was reasonable and came in big portions.
As mentioned, it's a bit out of the way, but for what you get it's worth the trip.
01-23-2011 15:19:18 | More by headlessclown
White Horse, The in London, United Kingdom (England)
93 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.