The White Horse
A beautiful summer’s evening, a restaurant overlooking a stunning valley, and exceptional cuisine – this is what characterised our visit to The White Horse. This elegant venue combines traditional features with modern touches – think exposed brickwork, fireplaces, wooden windowsills and subtle background music. After being shown to our table, we were brought slates elegantly laden with homemade bread and pats of flavoured butter. The smiling, friendly staff tempted us with choice dishes like fig, walnut and blue cheese tart, and lamb shoulder with wild garlic pommes Anna, spinach and red wine sauce. We would have happily sampled everything, but in the end we opted to start with mozzarella and tomato bruschetta, and crab tortellini with bon bon and crab bisque. Both were consumed with great enthusiasm, and left us eagerly awaiting our mains. My companion chose one of the specials, the pork tenderloin, and described it as divine. I plumped for duck with haricot, pea and pepper fricassee, and found it perfectly seasoned and juicy. Sadly we were too full for dessert, but such delights as rhubarb cheesecake with strawberry ice cream, and apple and plum crumble with custard were hard to resist. With so many items on the menu that we’re still longing to try, we’ll certainly be returning soon.