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White Horse
25 Reviews
Pub
Neatishead
Phone : 01692 630828
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Directions - Boat : From the village staithe, turn right and about 400 yards is a junction with the pub on the corner.
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White Horse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo Provided by Dave
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Entry Last Updated By : redsaddler 06 Apr 2012

Reviewed By : Chicol
Review Date : March 20 2018
Nice place. Ok for dogs

Great pub, lots of beers and nice food, but be aware you need to book a table on busy nights, as they have a bizarre process. I get that a kitchen can only serve a set amount of covers at any one time, but we went there, sat in the bar and tried to order food, we were told that it's too busy and we could only order from the "take away" menu. That's fair enough I surpose but heres the weird part, we ordered two burgers, we were at a table drinking beer, the food appeared quickly in take away containers, I asked for it on a plate and after quite a discusion they totally refused, so we had to eat our dinner, in a pub, at a table, drinking beer , out of take away boxes, very embracing, I think the waiters were also embarrassed. Did not make any sense at all why they would not go an get two plates. Having said all that, it's a nice place. The guy took over the Lion at thurne in 2017

       
Mooring Description :
Just along road from pub, small staithe can get full and busy. You can also walk from Barton turf mooring I think about 30 minutes. And the other mooring at the base of Barton broad
Food Description :
Very good pub grub, no complaints
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : October 05 2016
Maintaining very high standards.

Friendly service, plenty of choice of ales, etc., the home-brewed being very good. Excellent food.

       
Mooring Description :
A dozen or so at the village staithe, or at Gay's Staithe half a mile away.
Food Description :
Consistently top-class since the takeover and revamp a couple of years ago.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : riyadhcrew
Review Date : April 15 2015
100% changed for the better

Warm welcome, with our names written on the table, as we had booked in advance.

       
Mooring Description :
Moorings at the staithe dark at night, so take a torch.
Food Description :
Food was excellent
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : October 20 2014
What a change! Top class.

Didn't recognise much of the interior on our first call, but the changes have been made in sympathetic style to the old building. Friendly greeting, etc. Good range of beers (very good prices!) and a not-too-extensive menu.

       
Mooring Description :
The staithe is a quarter of a mile away - excellent but often busy, or there is Gay's Staithe half a mile away by road.
Food Description :
We were very satisfied. It is advisable to book tables in advance as it is so popular, which says it all.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : VetChugger
Review Date : June 14 2014
All very new and shiney!

I recall this place as originally having a couple of rooms, one with a very cosey open fire. Its now almost minimalist in its style, open areas with modern furniture if you can call steel kegs with cushions on modern!. Not entirely a bad thing but just not as casually comfy as pubs used to be. Outside area is compact but pleasant.

       
Mooring Description :
Good but limited moorings at Neatishead Staithe a short plod away!
Food Description :
Not the biggest menu ever but what we had was good quality typical pub grub. I had Ham and Eggs and, for a change, it was genuine carved off the bone ham! Very nice! Offspring both indulged in burgers and declared them well acceptable! There is also a very good selection of traditional beers and locally brewed lagers. All very drinkable. My eldest son must have duff tastebuds though as he declared the Wherry to very good indeed! The only thing that puts off us Yorkists are the Norfolk prices!
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : tempest
Review Date : June 08 2014
New pub, new era

We visited this pub on Thursday 5th June as we had read so many comments about a pub we always felt needed to be reborn in this wonderful village which is Neatishead. Well what can we say...... We have 2 Newfoundlands, me and Julie are shall we say in our mid-life and we had our son and his mate with us who are in the clubbing stage! The White Horse is an absolute gem! It is new and modern, but not stuffy! If you arrived in business suit, wanted a romantic meal, family time or turned up in muddy boots, you could feel welcome! We came in and asked if our dogs were welcome and soon water bowls where at their feet and the welcome was second to none. You won't find Guinness, Fosters or Tetleys, but what you will find is an array of ales to support very taste, with our Guiness stalwart Mark, saying the local Stout on offer was as good or if not better than any he had tasted before! My wife Julie only drinks wine or lager and the lager on offer was not what she was used to but loved it! Like I said, this pub is a gem and we hope all forum members give it a try and talk to the locals who really want to make it a success and will welcome you with open arms. We usually spend our last night at Sutton Staithe when hiring a Richardson boat, but when we come back (September) we already plan to spend our last evening at the White a Horse! Superb venue!

       
Mooring Description :
Neatishead and Gays Staithe are within walking distance and offer plentiful mooring opportunities We just love these mooring locations!
Food Description :
Didn't eat on this occassion, but will do next time!
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : KerseyEagle
Review Date : September 18 2013
Now new owners

Having visited in March 2013 when this pub was probably at its lowest, I was most impressed on my return in September 2013 to see the changes with the new owners. There are now 3 or 4 good cask ales that are a change from the usual broads pub offerings. They have a couple of really good craft ales that are well worth trying (Craft beer is like a cross between a lager and a cask beer). I will definitely be returning.

       
Mooring Description :
Moored at the straithe a 10 min walk from the pub.
Food Description :
No food at the moment but the kitchen is being re vamped and should be serving soon.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : September 21 2012
Sadly, probably closing

Called twice to say a probable farewell (but let us hope....). The usual friendly greeting and service.

       
Mooring Description :
neatishead Staithe (querter of a mile) or Gay's Staithe (half a mile), both excellent.
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : tempest
Review Date : July 18 2011
Friendly village Inn

Lovely village in with a labyrinth of rooms for a number of tastes. Well worth the walk, with a little beer garden at the back, seating at the front, plenty of areas to eat and drink. Down side was toilets which needed a good clean and the hot tap was stuck open and as such was "red" hot. I am not a H+S freak, but this was dangerous. Staff informed, but they said they know! Chidren and dogs in the pub are welcome.

       
Mooring Description :
Lyme Dyke and Gays Staithe both within walking distance with ample free moorings
Food Description :
N/A
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : trambo
Review Date : July 18 2010
Nice establishment

Interesting pub full of atmosphere.

       
Mooring Description :
Short walk from the staithe or a longer walk from Gay's staithe
Food Description :
Excellent home made food in a nicely furnished and decorated dinning room.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : May 05 2010
Always on our list of "must go there" places.

Friendly and warm, usually several local regulars in for a chat.

       
Mooring Description :
Neatishead Staithe and Gay's Staithe have excellent moorings.
Food Description :
Excellent, the quality has been maintained for several years now, Recommended.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : woodwose
Review Date : July 27 2009
Good stuff

Visited in July on a busy Sunday. We had roast dinners on a 2 for £10 deal. It was good pub food nicely served in a pleasant and crowded restaurant. Super value, nice place recommended. I don't drink beer, but the J2O was OK.

       
Mooring Description :
There are two moorings, one is nearer the pub in Lime Kiln Dyke. We moored at Gay's Staithe which is about 10 minutes walk away along a roadside footpath. These are good moorings and a very pleasant spot. They can get crowded on summer weekends.
Food Description :
Good pub food, nicely presented, excellent value
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : northerner
Review Date : June 19 2009
good old fashioned pub

nothing fancy , good beer & food, visited afternoon barmaid very pleasant,ate at night, mixed grill very tasty, wife had steak lovely chips & homemade onion rings a bit rare these days

       
Mooring Description :
. moored at gays staith , very quiet only 2 other hire boats in only 10 min walk to village
Food Description :
very good home made food waited a while but it was worh the wait very tasty . barmaid very friendly even though she seemed to be doing everything
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : perdix
Review Date : May 24 2009
Nice atmosphere

Visited in earl May 09 for lunch. Walked to the pub buit as I'm disabled it was an effort and took some time. Very friendly barman who was very helpful and allowed in the dog, no problem. First pint of Wherry sent back and that was replaced with a well kept drink from a different barrel

       
Mooring Description :
Arrived at Neatishead staithe to find just one boat in so easy mooring about 10.30am. Within two hours though boats were turning round as none left. If you can get in, the moorings are very pleasant and there is a good shop/post office near the pub
Food Description :
Standard pub fayre. Had the two for #10 offer of fish and chips. Nothing special but eatable. Barman readily rang for a taxi to get back to the staithe.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : redsaddler
Review Date : April 12 2009
Lengthy Wait

We visited this pub the other day and we were very disappointed by everything, basically. The menu was poor and they didn't do roasts which didn't relate to the boards outside. We ordered two home-made beef burgers and chips (one with cheese) in a respectable two-for-£10 meal offer. We also ordered ham, egg and chips, as well as a Thai Green chicken curry with wild rice and poppadums. We had to endure a rather long 45 minute wait for our meals to arrive.

       
Mooring Description :
Very few moorings available (room for no more than ten boats) and it is advisable if you reverse in, as it is easier to get out again.
Food Description :
After a long wait, the food finally arrived. The chicken curry was great which is more than what can be said about the other meals. One of our group who ordered the burger swapped with the ham, egg and chips as the burger appeared to be too much of a thing. There was also an enormous amount of ham (three thick large slices) and ended up throwing it all away as it looked disgusting (literally)! Unbelievingly, the chips came all together in a separate tray and we had to put the chips on the posh plates ourselves, but the good news is that the chips tasted nice. The burgers were very filling and we were unable to finish them. Shockingly, there was also a dead fly underneath one of the burgers, but we couldn't be bothered to send it back as we could have waited another hour for it to be replaced.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shippo
Review Date : May 06 2008
A decent meal and couple of pints

Ate at the White Horse on our last night before heading back to Stalham

       
Mooring Description :
Moorings are available at the staithe, however pot luck if you manage to get one. Best to try early on through the day very peaceful.
Food Description :
Food very good quality, extremely good service and seemed very popular with locals
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : scouseferret
Review Date : October 28 2007
let down

went to this pub last friday for lunch, very quiet little pub, 5 min stroll from neatishead staith.

       
Mooring Description :
we stopped at neatishead staith, very tight fit, we tryed to get in the day before and were told by two or three boats comeing out that it just wasnt worth trying to get near that the dyke was gridlocked. go early is the rule for this mooring. water available here.
Food Description :
had a ploughmans here, very nice the cheese was exelent as was the service, lunch time menu limited in choice. loos where a bit pongy though!
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : musky
Review Date : August 02 2007
Disappointment

Heard good things about this place but was disappointed the evening we went just for a drink. Not sure what its aiming for - small bar large plasma etc.

       
Mooring Description : Not Reviewed
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : CRAZYDAVEFOUR
Review Date : April 10 2007
The Easter 2007 Eatathon

Tried this after eating at the Saddlery opposite the night before, well worn pub with lots of quirky bits and some character, walk through the old stables etc

       
Mooring Description :
nice outside eating area with lots of kid / teen friendly features, usual pub menu with a decent kids menu. We arrived by car so cannot comment on the moorings but the car park is at the rear.
Food Description :
I had the Gammon, which was for once a proper unsmoked salt cured 1/2 inch thick gammon steak, 2 eggs, mushrooms and a salad garni, and cardboard chips, (£7.95)nice change from the couple of slices of cold boiled ham you seem to get down here, even worse sometimes it is smoked!!! Mrs C had the Sunday Roast which was excellent value and had a good portion of beef and Turkey with Yorkshire Puddings and a nice selection of seasonal vegatables, (£6.95) excellent value for money and the beer was not bad either but as I was driving had to draw the line at 1/2 a pint.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : July 12 2006
Getting into their stride.

Friendly and good service, beers in excellent condition. Wine in miniature bottles only, and not dry to our taste.

       
Mooring Description :
Good but often busy at Neatishead Staithe, good and now usually quiet at Gay's Staithe.
Food Description :
Fish "smothered in herbs" was lightly battered but otherwise OK. Prices on the high side, but not greatly for the area.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : June 02 2005
Looking good

New management promising well, friendly and welcoming. Kitchen was not yet open after the incident in March.

       
Mooring Description :
Neatishead Staithe 440 yards, Gay's Staithe 880 yards (and not so busy any more).
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : roya
Review Date : March 19 2005
a proper pub

Great pub but as non smokers found it hard going so we sat outside' Abbot ale was outstanding the loos were a bit here and there though

       
Mooring Description : Not Reviewed
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Derek
Review Date : March 15 2005
A Real Pub

A very friendly REAL PUB with a good menu and quality food

       
Mooring Description :
Good moorings at Neatishead Staithe
Food Description :
A very good menu and quality food. (no menu for children)
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Richard
Review Date : March 02 2005
Do not miss

A true local pub. Lovely atmosphere, and good beer.

       
Mooring Description :
tight at neatishead staithe, but worthe trying to get to
Food Description :
Not great value for money, but the staff went out of there way to make a special meal for my daughter. They made us feel very much at home.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : shakespeare
Review Date : August 23 2004
A Proper Pub

Good beer, good service, good company. Family room, garden. Occasional events (quite a variety - look for notices).

       
Mooring Description :
Excellent moorings at Neatishead Staithe (¼ mile) and Gay's Staithe (½ mile).
Food Description :
Good home-cooked fare. Not the cheapest around, but genuine.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

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