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Serves meat, vegan options available. Traditional English pub nestled in a Hertfordshire village, with large beer garden. Offers a separate fully vegan menu available Monday-Saturday with dishes modified and ingredients replaced with vegan friendly alternatives. Includes soup, baked flat mushrooms with vegan cheese, vegan burger, stir fried vegetables, pasta linguini, vegan sausages and mash and many more. Desserts include apple and berry crumble and vegan ice cream and sorbet. Much, but not all of this is also available Sundays. New Vegan specials every week. Special set menus always include a fully vegan menu alongside. Vegan lagers and pale ales available. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00, 18:00-21:00. Hours listed are winter opening times and change during summer months


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5 Reviews

First Review by ShelleyW

GabiG

Points +62

Vegan
08 Mar 2023

Best vegan sunday lunch

We had a fantastic meal on Sunday. I ate a vegan wellington parcel with lentil-and-what-not filling which was surprisingly tasty. It was served with all the trimmings one could have wished for plus potato and even Yorkshire pudd!!
It wasn’t easy but I stuffed it all down and went home with a big belly, super satisfied 😋
Next time I’ll take a photo too!

Pros: Full vegan wellington and roast, Quite a few vegan options including desserts, Gorgeous setting

Cons: Not cheap, Needs booking otherwise it’s full

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AnnaFenton

Points +2203

Vegan
01 May 2022

Not brilliant

Nice restaurant setting
The food was ok. Starter platter was nice but the mains were not v good.

Claire144

Points +117

Vegan
30 May 2021

Overpriced, greasy food and slow service

Went here with my family for dinner to celebrate passing my degree and wow it was a let down.

First of all the service was just so slow. It wasn’t even massively busy but we just seemed to be waiting and waiting to order and then be served which wasn’t good for rumbling tummies!

I also felt that the food was overpriced. £16 for a vegan Sri Lankan curry (which we noted was the same price as the chicken Sri Lankan curry) which was swimming in grease (see photo) and came with a little pot of rice and naan (GF bread for my mum) is just crazy expensive. To compare, I just wrote a review for an Indian restaurant where I had the best curry of my life and £15.99 gets you poppadom and 5 vegan condiments, a starter, a curry and a rice/vegan(!) naan - which were all amazing and the portion sizes were huge - enough to take leftovers home and have for dinner the next day! By contrast, we left the white horse having spent lots on very little and feeling rather dissatisfied.

I had the harissa nut roast, which was a more imaginative main and nice enough but nothing to write home about. To make it vegan, you have to forgo the tzatziki sauce as well, which is the case with a number of the mains (only 2 are vegan as is, the rest are lumped within the vegetarian options). The sweet potatoes fries were good, but not exactly something special to the white horse!!

My mum had the Sri Lankan curry which she said was “virtually inedible” due to the amount of oil swimming on it. She actually had to use a spoon and napkin to remove the worst of it off the top. It really was an unbelievable amount!!

My dad had the meat-free linguine bolognese. It was nice enough but mostly pasta, again a bit greasy and nothing special (there was nothing really in the bolognese except vegan mince and tomatoes). £14 for it was an absolute rip off for what you get, especially since he can make a much MUCH nicer one with red wine, mushrooms and garlic etc at home! He also cooks his with no oil, so it really isn’t necessary for the food to be that level of greasy!

My omni sister and her fiancé had plenty of meat/fish options which seemed to be much more worth the price and just more... imaginative.

Overall we felt the white horse’s vegan offerings were overpriced, overly greasy and unimaginative. We will not be returning.

NB. The description above with vegan burger, vegan sausages and mash etc is outdated

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Updated from previous review on 2021-05-30

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: Total rip off for vegans, Ridiculously greasy, Slow service despite not busy and lots of staff

PINGU

Points +30

Vegan
17 Jul 2019

Excellent vegan menu

Great choice of veggie & vegan options. I had the vegan summer harvest bowl and coconut sorbet for dessert. It was all delicious. They also do other sorbet flavours and a fruit salad.

Pros: Lots of choice , Lovely atmosphere/ decor, Delicious, great quality food

Cons: A little expensive but worth it

ShelleyW

Points +72

Vegan
18 Mar 2019

Delicious and hearty lunch. Vegan menu had great choices.

Separate vegan menu. Lovely pub with great countryside views. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Will visit again to try the other options.

Pros: Lots of vegan options all with fresh, seasonal veg

Cons: Not cheap but you also get what you pay for




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