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This is a 16th Century coaching inn with contrasting bars, a quiet lounge and a noisier public bar. The lounge has low ceilings and uneven floors. There is even a well in the gents! So don't fall in after too many. Food is OK, but there's none on Sunday evenings in the winter. Food is also served on Sunday Evenings. Accommodation here.
Very friendly atmosphere at the White Horse Inn, Droxford - real family run environment. I had a super stay (in the half tester bed), the room was very comfortable, the breakfast cooked to order - nice. The evening meal, we could not fault, real homemade steak pie with lots of fresh vegetables and homemade rhubarb crumble - scrummy!. The beers here are Old Speckled hen, Ruddles county (and more). My wife loved the range of malt whiskey's - which the landlord knows his whiskeys and recommended the perfect after dinner tipple. To sum up my stay - perfect. (Daniel Tarrent - 2003)
Very shabby accommodation. In need of money being spent. Overall impression was rather grubby eg no mattress cover and badly stained mattress. Price charged was higher than that on the web site. Owner very awkward and uncompromising when this was raised. Attitude of the staff/owner unwelcoming. Everything was too much trouble. Price greater than that agreed at time of booking and as advertised on web site was the final straw. (16/8/04)
Myself and my wife have just recently taken this pub on and, as I'm sure you can appreciate, there is a lot that needs to be done, especially in such an old building. As they say, Rome wasn't built in a day, and we are striving to make these improvements with as little disruption as possible. (Simon Dick - 26/2/05)
Interesting the difference in opinion between the previous two reviews, they couldn't be much further apart! However, I have stayed in the White Horse many times over the past 6 months or so and my experiences (from my first stay) have all been positive and I have really been made to feel part of the family. The food has always been very good and well above what one anticipates for 'pub grub', clearly prepared by people who care about food and how they present it. Breakfast is made exactly how I want it (and when) and I have regularly seen others benefiting from the same 'made to order' service.
Beer is good (Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles being my usual tipple).
Decor of the accommodation is rather tired (I believe due for some redecoration in the very near future), but the bedding and towels are all new, clean and of good quality and all is clean, neat and well kept. Prices for all are very reasonable and I believe offer far more for my money than other places at anywhere near the same price! Above all I appreciate the welcome I am given at the White Horse. I am made to feel very much at home and I know my custom is valued. (26/2/05)
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Old Speckled Hen.