White Horse

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Parsons Green
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Despite a refurb in November 2012, this renowned hostelry can still feel like something from the days of the Raj. The Victorian ceilings are airily high, and wide windows let plenty of light into the bar. Chesterfield-style sofas surround huge tables, ideal for families and groups of friends, though the umbrella-covered outdoor tables are most coveted from spring on.

This is rugbyland, and you can expect plenty of turned-up collars and white shirts with roses on, but the spread of customers is wider than you might imagine. Beer is the great leveller: there are eight ales on offer at the mahogany bar, among them Harveys Sussex Best and Jaipur IPA from the Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire, while the glorious list of bottled brews is particularly strong on Belgian and American beers.

Regular beer festivals usually come with a tight focus, with May’s London Beer Festival and November’s Old Ale Festival well worth marking in the calendar.

Venue name: White Horse
Address: 1-3 Parsons Green
Opening hours: Open 9.30am-11.30pm Mon-Wed, Sun; 9.30am-midnight Thur-Sat. Food served 10am-10.30pm daily
Transport: Parsons Green tube

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Not as good as it used to be, coinciding with the new ownership. In particular the food quality has reduced whilst the prices rise. The staff are knowledgeable and offer good service. Get shot of the M&B food - used to be a cracking pub.


Had a wonderful evening here, food was great, beers delicious and Sara our server was ace!


Used to be good but service and food quality has fallen commensurately as new owners seek higher margins. Used to be a big fan but now could not recommend it for anything other than a drink and you have to be prepared to wait for that!


Fun place, fun customer base, dreadful service. The quality and speed of the bar staff really let this gem down.


Excellent assortment of international craft beer and a knowledgable staff who will help you navigate the assortment. Creative menu features unexpected options (mincemeat creme caramel) and classic pub favourites. Great place to be in any sort of weather and despite its reputation as the Sloaney Pony- any pub lover will appreciate a visit here.