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The White Horse (Bar)

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94 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1QN
Cuisine: Gastro
Tel: 020 8678 6666 | Email to The White Horse | Transport: Brixton | Write review

The White Horse Review

The White Horse is a beacon in a desert of dark residential streets, dank heavy metal venues and old man pubs. Brixton is a fine enough place to live but decent bars with a relaxed atmosphere and charm are still thin on the ground. It is the comfortable 'lived in' charm that makes the White Horse a perfect bar, inducing locals to return to several times a week.

Slightly beaten up squishy leather sofas line the exposed brick walls, so that with its wooden floors it all looks a bit like a loft in NY. The chilled Cuban music playing and bright abstract paintings by a local artist all add to this impression. Groups of friends are dotted around the White Horse drinking pints, playing pool or eating dinner.

In fact the food is one of the main attractions this Brixton bar has. The menu takes dishes from an assortment of worldly cuisines ranging from Indian, Mexican, French and Italian, with some great burgers and a Sunday roast that makes the weekend seem even more appealing. It is a wooden spoon type of bar food; you sit with a numbered wooden spoon and a good drink and await a generous plate of steaming fresh food. You can buy a burger and a pint for a fiver, or if you want to treat a friend then take the two meals and a bottle of wine offer during the week for 15 pounds. Superb.

Of course they kick it up a notch at the end of the week with DJs, either funk on Fridays or electrobeat and dance on Saturday for which you can order one of their reasonably priced cocktails, about five pounds, from a list of classics.

The White Horse is not a hugely innovative bar but it has all you need, the food is reliably good, the prices are great and it is all so laid back. You're sure to return again as you'll know you'll be able to kick back, let all those worries disappear and simply get back to basics having a cracking time with your friends, in jeans and without an overdraft extension. more

Customer Reviews for The White Horse

Average (based on 14 votes): 14 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Love: the great decorations, the massive portions of pub grub, the 25-35 age range, the fab tunes, the sexy people Don't love: the walk from Brixton tube station, the wait at the bar (staff aren't too quick), the toilets”
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Leigh, Tooting (8 years 1 months 19 days ago)

“This pub has a great atmosphere - friendly staff, good food and great selection of beverages. Later into the night when the DJ starts the addicting tunes, the dancefloor heats up and everyone is just having a great time. I was trying to find somewhere for a farewell party and this is one of the only remaining places that allows you to book tables on a Friday or Saturday night. Would recommend the White Horse to anyone looking for an enjoyable night out.....”
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Kelly, London (10 years 4 months 5 days ago)

“Great place. Always a good atmosphere at The White Horse. They quite often have a lot of "real music" as opposed to the rubbish you hear everywhere else. My favourite is the funk night on down there. Very friendly staff and just a good vibe, really. Great food in the evenings or Sundays. Recommended.”
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P, London (11 years 11 days ago)

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“The White Horse is the best pub in Brixton by far and is chilled and friendly during the day and lively at night, it's open late at the weekend and plays a great mix of music so there is something for everyone. The Sunday Roast is worth a try too. Highly recommended!”
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Catherine White, London (11 years 3 months 13 days ago)

“Had an excellent time, the atmosphere is fantastic and the food is great too. Well worth a visit!”
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Caroline Kinsman, London (11 years 3 months 27 days ago)

“The White Horse is under new management and it's really made a difference. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was pretty good. Definitely recommend.”
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Dave, London (11 years 4 months ago)

“What a place for a top, top night out. The DJ's are superb, the atmosphere is all you'd ever want, and drinks are good value - they know how to make a cracking cocktail. The food is fantastic and such brilliant value - the perfect place for a lazy Sunday roast. Atmosphere is rocking at night, and chilled during the day. Why can't more places strike this perfect balance?”
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Chris Oliver, London (11 years 4 months ago)

“Great venue - run by Alex who''s review is at the top- I only wish they''d bring back BOK with Studholme and Svetlany - Londons finest djs :)”
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Eon, [ Unknown ] (13 years 5 months 23 days ago)

“I can not believe what i have just read on your review page. I think that both Janet and Marcia are talking about a different White Horse. The White Horse is one of the friendliest most laid back venues in the whole of London. Both the food and drinks are both very good value and top quality. I would recommend this venue to anyone that wants a good night out.”
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alex, [ Unknown ] (13 years 8 months 5 days ago)

“This bar has taken a nose-dive recently. The food used to be very good, but now is very bad indeed. I agree with the comment made by Janet Eccles, there is an evil scottish woman working there on Saturday nights- avoid her like the plague! I just want a beer off this woman and no mind games!The Dog Star is much better”
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marcia smith, [ Unknown ] (13 years 8 months 9 days ago)

“great large laid back venue - the french bar manager is a real character....DJs at the weekend are getting more soulful and funky...especially sometimes the crazy Papacool guys from glasgow - a riot!!!”
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walter, [ Unknown ] (13 years 10 months ago)

“been to the 'horse a few times and always had a good time. Like the fact i can get pints till late.. Friendly easy vibe , but the pool table can get tense !”
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mel, [ Unknown ] (14 years 1 months 13 days ago)

“Don't go to this bar...the bar staff are crude. Evil Scottish woman works there on saturday night. Staff have attitude problem. Dirty, dirty toilets and bad atmosphere. Possibly worst night out in my life”
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janet eccles, [ Unknown ] (14 years 2 months 6 days ago)

“this is most definately the best bar brixton has to offer. Friendly staff,doormen and customers. It feels like a home from home and we always get greeted by the doormen and staff. We used to drink in central brixton but now avoid it like the plaque - crack dealers and doormen with attitide < i read one plan b review and it was spot on ! > the 5 minute walk up the hill is CERTAINLY worth the effort and sunday roasts are so popular we now ring to reserve a table ! the other plus point is the music here - no HOUSE ! what a relief from the other boring boom boom venues ! we WILL be back for more , much more !”
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naomi, [ Unknown ] (14 years 3 months 9 days ago)

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"fantastic fresh food. I'm very keen and fussy on my food. really I did enjoy the fresh food, good atmosphere and the friendly staff. well done and keep it up" Which venue is this?


"Very bad experience. Booked a table, before paying making sure that the table will not be moved at some point to make space. Looks like the woman taking bookings called Candice will promise you anything..." Which venue is this?

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