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The White Horse

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St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
+44 1304 213066
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Battle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is, without any doubt, one of the best small pub/restaurants that I have ever had the chance to visit. Small and quirky, it is the very opposite of the impersonal chain pub/restaurants that now seem to dominate wherever one goes. Highly recommended indeed,

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1 Thank Peter D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of ten of us had Sunday lunch today at this lovely old pub. The food was excellent. Freshly cooked and locally sourced. It was served piping hot and was a very generous serving so well worth the money. The puddings were also very tasty. It was busy today but Stu and his staff were very attentive and made... More 

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2 Thank Debbie F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now our local. Great selection of gin and beers. Bests hosts and staff in Dover. Always very welcoming. 👍

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1 Thank Teresa S
Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good, freshly cooked food, extremely welcoming service and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank _john_p_be_
Irene, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint pub is worth a visit in Dover! Stuart the owner is wonderful and provides excellent service. We love the interior with all the dates and times of people swimming the English Channel. Great food, great beer and atmosphere. Will return any day!

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2 Thank Marika M
Gembloux, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food quality is amazing. And the service very friendly and professional. Definetly recommend it !

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2 Thank rux_sunshine
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has always been a major part of my life, my friends and I have been drinking and eating there since 18 years old. Although the micropubs in Dover are great fun to visit, the White Horse has always been my favourite. It had a poor run a couple of years ago because of poor management by the old... More 

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2 Thank Matt D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the premier inn and didn't want to risk the chain restaurant next door so walked over road to the white house , what a result the best chicken pie I've ever had and plenty of it , that's me sorted for rest of week :) nice warm welcome too thank u

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2 Thank Matthew C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! Great food, huge portions and a friendly professional service! Thank you for my second super yummy Sunday lunch! Me and my Italian friend we will be back very soon!

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3 Thank Dea D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

After spending the day at Dover castle myself and husband searched for local place to enjoy an evening meal. Chose this pub due to being close to b&b and had good reviews. Landlords were very welcoming and helpful, food was good and honest. Very nice place to recommend.

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2 Thank Josie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Street | Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 213066
Description
The oldest Pub in Dover, original building c 1365. Channel Swimmers' pub - if you are a successful English Channel Swimmer please sign our wall to record your achievement. Good pub food and real ales. Patio Garden.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?