Situated on the outskirts of York, the White Horse is a great place to catch up in a convivial setting and enjoy top-notch food and drink with good company. The team have created a stylish yet relaxed environment that’s ideal for enjoying the fare, much of which is inspired by the pub’s surroundings. The sharing platters and seasonal dishes feature produce sourced from local suppliers. For those looking for something quick and easy, sandwiches and light bites are served from noon. If going all out with a three-course meal, you might choose to begin with a smoked trout fillet with potato, pea and mint salad, or perhaps the Cheddar cheese and beer croquettes accompanied by mustard mayonnaise dip. Follow with the landlord’s steak and ale pie made with Timothy Taylor ale and served with beef dripping chips and seasonal vegetables, or the equally tempting Yorkshire Dales lamb rump with ratatouille, mash and red wine jus. Although portions may be hearty, save space for puddings such as chocolate and orange liquer pot with amaretti biscuits, and sticky ginger toffee pudding. Liquid refreshment comes in the form of delicious local ale, world lager, a varied wine list and a gin menu featuring a dozen crisp, refreshing gins.
An attractive conservatory opens out to a patio area and beer garden with twinkling lights and picnic benches – it’s a real hotspot all year round. The pub also welcomes well-behaved dogs in the bar area.