The White Horse

Historic Bar / Pub
The White Horse Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the twenty-first century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion. London England 51.4549593 -0.1195072
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Party Earth Review Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the 21st century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion. The building retains few of its original... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th 5pm–midnight, F 4pm–3am, Sa noon–3am, Su noon–midnight
    Kitchen closes at 10:30pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The White Horse Review

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Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the twenty-first century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion.

Located in an early 18th-century inn, The White Horse has a long history as a laid-back booze hall, though the 21st century has added a dash of dance club to the old stallion.

The building retains few of its original features, and even the slick white sign out front aims for a modern flair, but the uncluttered interior with its clean wooden furniture and bare brick walls still creates a homey neighborhood vibe.

A mix of young locals and university students, as well as Clapham pub crawlers out to “rough it” a bit in Brixton, ensure the room is always buzzing with lively chatter over rounds of Guinness and games of billiards.

Patrons looking to chill can lounge on plush leather sofas in the living room-style corner, while dangling disco balls highlight the dance vibe that drops in toward week’s end.

Fridays and Saturdays see a hip-hop and funk DJ take control, creating a combination of music, booze, and an unusually late liquor license that turns the place into a killer spot for drinking, mingling, and dancing until the wee hours.

The relaxed vibe returns on Sundays however, when a hearty breakfast and afternoon live jazz draw bleary-eyed crowds of partiers looking for an antidote to that late Saturday night. Welcoming and easygoing, The White Horse promises a wild ride for colts and fillies alike.

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Tip from Emma:

Nothing like Sunday brunch at The White Horse to soak up the copious amounts of whiskey drunk the night before. There’s simply no better spot to wind down and refuel after a hectic weekend.

  • Crowd

    Creative young professionals, beer enthusiasts, artsy university students, artists, and chatty regulars, early 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin funk, soul, reggae, Motown, and dub Friday–Saturday nights. Live jazz on Sundays. Pool table. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Classic pub food including steak and ale pie and fish and chips, as well as less-standard fare like prawn spaghetti and lamb curry. Barbecues on Sundays. Heated outdoor patio.

  • Prices

    Appetizers £2.50–£6.50, entrées £7–£11.25. Beer £3.50–£4, wine £3.70–£5.60/glass, £13–£25/bottle, mixed drinks £4+, mojitos and caipirinhas £6.50, soft drinks £2.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: work attire, nice jeans, T-shirts, plaid shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm to dance to the DJs and rope a few mares.

  • Close By

    Right down the street is Mango Landin (40 St. Matthew’s Road), which offers fruitier cocktails with a tropical flair.

The White Horse User Reviews

Average rating:
A great local pub, with a ton of heart
Anthony D. May 18, 2013
It's nice to know that there are pubs still around that can provide good food and service without charging an arm and a leg. This place does that and then some. Their pub food is excellent, they provide friendly service with a smile and allow you kick back and enjoy yourself in a comfy lounge sofa if you're lucky enough to find one available. I have found the White Horse to be an exciting spot whether it's a Tuesday afternoon or Saturday night. Quite often you will find the place filled with a younger, urban crowd enjoying a beer from their solid selection of brews or playing a game of pool. The vibe is kept super relaxed with reggae music constantly flowing through the room. You can easily find yourself losing track of the time as you settle into a cold drink and let the atmosphere envelop you.
Classic London Environment
Caroline R. Feb 21, 2013
The best part about The White Horse id definitely the setting and ambiance; it gives you the feel of an English country pub right in the heart of London. Relaxed and friendly, its a great place to unwind with a pint or enjoy an English summer evening. For food, I would recommend sticking with the classics. Their traditional pub fare is some of the best around, and a perfect match for the setting,
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