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Village pub/restaurant offering British favourites - The White Horse, Bolton, Blackburn with Darwen

The White Horse

4.3
4.3
33 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A village pub & restaurant offering seasonal British favourites made with fresh local produce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01204 956288

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Holcombe

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for Brunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Business Meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Kid Friendly

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

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  1. RH

    RobH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, only complaint is the vegetarian starters or lack of them. So many easy ones that could be done, especially when the black pudding is dressed with wild mushrooms and mustard sauce. If a there was a choice of a couple it would be great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, with really friendly service. Will definitely be back.
  3. RB

    RichardB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service, excellent food!
  4. AK

    AndreaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute decision to visit here for an adults birthday meal. We were looking for a quiet, comfortable setting with good food. We found it. Service and quality were fabulous.
  5. HG

    HilaryG

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our lunch time catch up, the food and coffee.
  6. SD

    SamD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a fabulous meal, the food was excellent and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The Thai green chicken curry is very tasty and highly recommended as is the White Horse burger. The cheesecake is amazing too. This is about the fifth time we have eaten at The White Horse since re-opening and its spot-on!
  7. J

    Jemma

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was really poor. Very bland. I ordered a brownie for dessert which was very dry, nothing like how a brownie should be
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything was fine but the dessert we requested of lemon posset was not available and we requested extra milk as the coffee was too strong from the machine we asked for lattes and it was far too strong - the waitress said they had no milk and I then asked for some cream so two small jugs of cream were brought to the table Coffees were still too strong Food was a good standard service also fine
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the service was good Attentive and helpful Thank you
  10. J

    Jessica

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit was perfect from start to finish. Service was helpful without being too in your face. The food was delicious and very obviously home cooked. I’ve already rebooked to go again
  11. GG

    GordonG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good value, well cooked and presented. Friendly service, overall really good.
  12. C

    Caroline

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Brilliant three course mid week meal! Lovely pub and friendly staff. Thanks Jack for the super food. We will be back!
  13. A

    Adaml

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Sunday lunch around, gravy is to die for! Amazing value and friendly service too, been a few times now and will return.
  14. L

    Lazmo

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely pub, food was delicious, restaurant quality at a very reasonable price.
  15. RP

    RuthannP

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely pub, the food was reasonably priced and staff were attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back.
  16. L

    Lazmo

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    six of us had lunch, we all had different meals and all were excellent. The stone bass on the specials menu was delightful and the twix cheescake. Quite busy, but good service .
  17. SR

    SteveR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice to see the white horse open again. Amy & her staff were very welcoming and efficient at serving food & drinks. Only criticism is that the pub menu is limited although the food was of a good pub standard. As I eat in different pubs/restaurants in the area I think the White horse needs to open up the menu for a little more choice to get more diners in.
  18. SC

    StellaC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch again, on our second visit. Would recommend the Mushroom gnocchi 100%. So tasty. Definitely worth a visit. Great and attentive staff :)
  19. D

    Doris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal with friends. Lovely food and excellent waiter!
  20. BB

    B11B

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, good food, and good and friendly service.
  21. E

    Elle

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Sunday dinner was lovely - took a while to get seated when we first arrived. Busy but didn’t impact on service once we were seated.
  22. T

    Tuesday124

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The pub was clean and tidy. The staff were friendly. There were a few locals in and another table dining but as it was a Wednesday we expected it to be quieter. The barstaff were good and we had no trouble ordering drinks or finding our table. The waiter was friendly and we had a bit of banter however when our food arrived we were disappointed. The kids meal looked like no effort had gone in to it. A small burger and a couple of refried chips there was the options of beans/peas but even this addition still made for a pitiful sight. The adult burgers were better a bit more thought had gone into those with the garnish and the fried egg however I also felt these were lacking in size. (My friend had a burger a few weeks ago and he could hardly finish it all the portion was so big.) The brownie dessert made up for the lack of love in the kids meal as it was beautifully presented and very tasty. We will definitely return for drinks to the horse but I am not sure we will make eating there a regular thing.
  23. SC

    StellaC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents, sister and I had a wonderful meal this week. My Mum loved her lamb cottage pie and her 2 glasses of Chardonnay! My sister and I went for the mushroom gnocchi. So good and tasty. Even the ice cream is top notch. Would recommend a visit. It's not a huge menu but there is a great choice, which was all excellent. Will definitely visit again :)
  24. GM

    GrahamM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the White Horse. A superb pub with a couple of lovely real ales on draft with other popular largess, cider and drinks to accommodate all the family. Friendly, efficient staff. Fabulous food that was served piping hot. The desserts looked lovely, but we didn’t actually have one. They also use local traders to purchase commodities. How fabulous. A return visit is definitely in our plans. Thank you for being a lovely surprise.
  25. KB

    KatyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Went to the Whitehorse for a meal on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was good. The table we were sat was not so good, the TV above the table had football on so felt like other diners were watching you eat, it was also next to the kitchen and the door bangs everytime it is used which gets quite irritating. The food was really tasty but the portions were really small. We had the aubergine katsu curry & the salmon from the specials board. I Will say the staff were really attentive and friendly and the drinks were good.
  26. KL

    KathleenL

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good and arrived quite quickly. The only drawback for us was that the music (not live entertainer) was too loud.
  27. Q

    Quickfinger

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, prepared freshly, very good value for money. Helpful staff , in a nice setting. Very nice all round.
  28. A

    Adaml

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always! Popular place so make sure you book
  29. l

    lesleyg

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointed, it’s was almost empty on sat eve . The food was very average . Limp lettuce leaves and an un cooked egg on my burger .
  30. C

    Cazl

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was ok nothing special. More of a boozer than a restaurant, lots of people drinking and just bringing their dogs in was like a dog training class. Not really a place I would eat at again. Would probably go back for drinks.
  31. B

    bevByrne

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Had a nice meal but lots of teething problems to iron out. Need more than a bar for just a drinks option as all the tables were set for food so if you wanted to call for a drink and not stand at the bar , nothing. Staff needed a manager on to guide them. Had to ask for menus , condiments , bill. Swop the wine glasses (. Really dirty ). £49 for a bottle of New Zealand sauv blanc is a joke too. Would not pay that in central manc. Always support local business and would come again but needs basic stuff sorting as the staff are young and felt they had no one to guide them. On a plus the lamb pie was delicious. We never knew there were specials either , perhaps staff should mention the board or put a flyer in the menu to advise. Thank you
  32. LD

    LeeD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food and excellent service from staff very well presented and staff look professional in the uniform makes you feel welcome and made us feel like I’m going back there
  33. G

    Gilly

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The service and food was ok, the dining area was bland and sad looking which is surprising after it’s “big” makeover. In the bar area a group of lad where playing drinking games it was very loud! But sounded more fun than where we were sat!

FAQs

The White Horse is rated 4.3 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The White Horse

2 Bury Rd, Bolton, Blackburn with Darwen BL7 0AY

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Holcombe

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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