The White Horse
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh, SO40 7GX
The White Horse is a favourite with walkers, Paulton Park day-trippers and Steam Engine Rally visitors, all of whom and more are welcomed into this pub and its expansive bar and dining room with open arms. Seated at our table, we admired the beamed ceilings and traditional pub features as we munched our tasty starter platter of mozzarella sticks, Cajun prawns, buffalo wings and nachos, all of which whet my appetite for the homemade beef and ale pie with steamed potatoes and a medley of vegetables that followed. My partner opted for the satisfying tomato, spinach and mozzarella tart, which came well-presented on the plate and was served with a smile by the friendly staff. The real challenge to our waistlines, though, came in the form of the indulgent rice pudding with jam and the memorable treacle and ginger tart for dessert. With curry night on Monday, lunchtime two-for-ten specials, and a beer garden, this family-friendly (including the pooch) pub offers much to admire.