Bustling town pub with a wide choice of interesting drinks, rewarding food and attractive furnishings
The good pub guide review
This spacious pub, with a great location in the centre of town, usefully opens at 10.30am when they offer teas, hot chocolate and a good selection of coffees. Helpful, friendly staff serve St Austell Brunning & Price Traditional Bitter plus Rebellion Roasted Nuts, Redemption Trinity, Timothy Taylors Boltmaker and other changing ales on handpump, 22 wines by the glass, a wide choice of gins, 20 brandies and 59 malt whiskies. Life revolves around the bar, and this area and the interlinked dining rooms offer plenty of room for both those wanting just a drink and a chat and others after the fine range of food. There are long, wall banquettes, leather dining and wooden chairs and chesterfield sofas and armchairs on polished boards, rugs or tiles. Horse prints, pictures and photographs line bare brick or painted walls, house plants of varying size are dotted about and shelves of books abound, while open fires and woodburning stoves keep things cosy in winter; board games. A favourite spot is the conservatory towards the back with its skylight and mass of tropical plants interspersed with pretty wicker light fixtures. There are a few tables outside at the front.
The good pub guide food review
Good, bistro-style food includes sandwiches, charcuterie plate, crispy baby squid with sweet chilli sauce, beetroot and quinoa burger in a pretzel bun, butternut squash tortellini with sunblush tomato dressing, chicken, leek and ham pie, massaman fish and seafood curry with coconut rice, peanuts and sesame pak choi, rare roasted topside of beef with yorkshire pudding, and puddings such as triple chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream and crème brûlée.
White Horse, 70 London End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2JD
Pub Group: Brunning & Price
Weekdays: 10.30am-11pm; 10.30am-midnight Fri