Charming old place with lots of beers, home-made lunchtime food and a cheery mix of customers
The good pub guide review
This convivial country gem is many people's idea of an unspoilt English pub and it's hard to believe that it's so close to suburbia as it feels a world away. The cottagey main bar has plenty of character with beams, brasses and exposed brickwork, low wooden tables, standing timbers, jugs 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, shove-ha'penny and board games. The fine range of real ales might include Rebellion IPA and 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. Also, craft ales in kegs or bottles, three farm ciders, a dozen wines by the glass, a similar number of malt whiskies and winter mulled wine. A canopied extension leads out to the garden where there are tables, lots of hanging baskets and occasional barbecues; a few tables in front of the building overlook the quiet road; disabled access. There are good walks nearby and the pub is handy for the Church Wood RSPB reserve.
The good pub guide food review
Lunchtime-only bar food includes good sandwiches, a salad bar with home-cooked quiches and cold meats, changing hot dishes such as soup, sausage or lamb casserole, and proper puddings such as plum sponge and bread and butter pudding.
White Horse, Village Lane, Hedgerley, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 3UY
Weekdays: 11-2.30, 5-10 Mon, Tues; 11-2.30, 5-11 Weds-Fri