The White Horse

Location Romsey

Postcode SO51 8ZJ

Telephone 01794 512 431

££ - £££

Why we love it...

Top Hampshire restaurant

The Place

Our series editor Fiona Duncan writes:
‘The White Horse’s brasserie is one of my favourite eating places in Hampshire – and that is not an idle compliment because as a local I know that in recent years the competition has warmed up.
‘If you need a bed for the night, it offers 31 recently redone rooms, all my idea of comfy, charming and fairly priced. Some of the doubles are quite cottage-like – snug and intimate; at the other end of the scale is an enormous penthouse in the main building. Don’t overlook the rooms in the coach house with its pretty shutters. They connect with the main building and get plenty of light.
‘The main building is just what you’d expect of a coaching inn with its roots in the Middle Ages. It’s somewhat rambling, levels change unpredictably, and the layout seems illogical. Part of the charm. There are sitting rooms in the middle of the ground floor and then a corridor takes you to the brasserie at the rear. For me, this is the part that works best: it has tall windows that let you look out on to the internal courtyard and the feeling is of well-designed, restrained elegance.
‘There’s a ‘horse’ theme throughout – from the Lewis and Wood wallpaper in reception and the bedrooms each get a famous racehorse’s name.’
Take a look at the video that Charming Small Hotels’ video arm made of The White Horse – it’s on the hotel’s home page.

The Essentials

Price Band ££ - £££
Rooms 31; all with shower, TV and wifi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, tapas
Facilities brasserie, private dining area, two sitting rooms, 24-hour room service, conference facilities
Children welcome

To Book

Contact The Bereweeke Trust
Call 01794 512 431
Fax 01794 517 485

Good To Know

Address Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8ZJ

The Location

Find this place: Romsey, an attractive market town in Hampshire's Test Valley

What's nearby: King John's House (100m), Romsey Abbey (200m); Broadlands (500m); Romsey Rapids (1km); Southampton (15km)