Refurbished village pub with real ales, welcoming staff and good, popular food
The good pub guide review
This 18th-c pub has been painted blue and interestingly renovated using reclaimed farm materials that include the bricks in the bay window, the boards in the ceiling, some of the beams and the huge piece of sycamore that acts as the counter in the snug bar. The main bar has built-in wall seats with scatter cushions, windsor and farmhouse chairs and stools around all sorts of tables on wooden flooring, a woodburning stove in a brick fireplace (with big logs piled into another) and horse-related items on pale paintwork; background music, darts, TV and board games. The dining area is similarly furnished. Customers come from far and wide for both the impressive food and the wide choice of drinks; staff are friendly. Stools line the blue-painted counter where they keep Adnams Southwold, Nene Valley Blonde and a couple of guests, perhaps from Hopshackle and Youngs, on handpump, 12 wines by the glass, 14 gins and ten malt whiskies. There are seats and tables on a side terrace.
The good pub guide food review
First class food includes sandwiches, game terrine with pickled girolles and spiced wine jelly, twice-baked gruyère cheese soufflé with parmesan crisp, tiger prawns with sweet chilli and lime, beetroot and feta burger with olive tapenade and chips, pork belly with spiced apple mash and parsnip crisps, chargrilled rib-eye, fish of the day, butternut squash, coconut and pine nut curry with cauliflower rice, and puddings such as chocolate posset with honeycomb and sweet cherry jelly and pear and honey tarte tatin with stem ginger sorbet.
White Horse, Church Street, Baston, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 9PE
Weekdays: 4-11 Mon, Tues; 12-11 Wed, Thurs, 12-midnight Fri