White Horse

Pub Details

Village Lane
(01753) 643225
Opening Times
11 - 2.30, 5 - 11
12 - 10.30

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White Horse, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, SL2 3UY – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Old-fashioned drinkers' pub with lots of beers tapped straight from the cask, regular beer festivals, home-made lunchtime food and a cheery mix of customers
Even when this charming country gem is packed there's always a good-natured, convivial atmosphere and a fantastic choice of up to eight real ales. As well as Rebellion IPA, they keep up to seven daily changing guests, sourced from all over the country and tapped straight from casks kept in a room behind the tiny hatch counter. Their Easter, May, Spring and August bank holiday beer festivals (they can get through about 130 beers during the May event) are highlights of the local calendar. This marvellous range of drinks extends to three farm ciders, still apple juice, a perry, belgian beers, eight wines by the glass, 12 malt whiskies and winter mulled wine. The cottagey main bar has plenty of unspoilt character, with lots of beams, brasses and exposed brickwork, low wooden tables, standing timbers, jugs, ballcocks and other bric-a-brac, a log fire, and a good few leaflets and notices about village events. A little flagstoned public bar on the left has darts and board games. The canopied extension leads out to the garden where there are tables and the occasional barbecue, and lots of hanging baskets; a few tables in front of the building overlook the quiet road. Good walks nearby, and the pub is handy for the Church Wood RSPB reserve and popular with walkers and cyclists; it's often crowded at weekends.

Good Pub Guide Food

Lunchtime bar food includes good sandwiches, a salad bar with home-cooked quiches and cold meats, and changing hot dishes such as soup, sausages, smashing steak and mushroom pie, lamb casserole and proper puddings such as plum sponge and bread and butter pudding.

Bar food times: 12 - 2 (2.30 weekends)


Good Pub Information

Children in canopied extension area
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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Rating: 3/5 (328 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Very disappointing pub. Poor beer quality & poor service. Had retro rail ale by greenfields which tasted like vinegar. Large range of beers so beer tickers paradise, but this means nothing if poorly kept & served without customer in mind. Better pubs in area like royal standard, wooburn common or jolly woodman in littleworth common. Would not recommend to fellow CAMRA members or anyone else who cares for ale or even good service

Visited on a Wednesday lunchtime in November 2011. For me, this is just about the perfect pub. It’s located just outside the small village of Hedgerley in a country lane where there are numerous walks nearby. In fact, we had just been walking in Burnham Beeches which is about 10 minutes away by car. When you walk into the pub it feels cosy and welcoming as was the young barman who was also very polite (not many pubs do you get called ‘sir’). The Rebellion IPA was in excellent condition and there were many other cask beers on offer from behind the bar. The cold food is displayed in a cabinet in the Saloon Bar and was so appealing that we struggled to decide what to order from homemade venison pie, quiches, salmon en croute (stuffed with ginger and sultana), smoked salmon, sandwiches (including some lovely looking beef) and many more. About five hot dishes were on offer including pumpkin soup and their famous steak and mushroom pie which was delicious. None of the food was expensive especially give the quality of the ingredients and cooking with the sandwiches around £4 to £5, steak and mushroom pie about £8 and the salmon with ginger and sultana roulade a similar price. Food is only served at lunchtimes until 2.30pm. Well deserving of it’s Main Entry in the Guide.

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