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The White Horse, Slough

Village Lane
Hedgerley
Postal town: Slough
SL2 3UY
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Pub SignMan left this review about The White Horse

Having walked across the fields from Gerrards Cross on a scorching hot summer's day, the sight of this pub, with its colourful floral displays on the front, was a most welcome sight. This is a marvellous old rural pub with bags of character in a Grade II listed building. You enter into a passageway of sorts with a small snug-like room to the left offering a few nice seating options around a fine fireplace on the end wall. There is a small section of servery to the rear and a dartboard as well, although I can't imagine it can be used once a few customers have settled down in here. Carrying on, you emerge into the main bar, with just a small hatch on the back wall acting as a servery. A board next to the hatch lists all of the ale options and opposite, under the front windows, there is a very appealing deli-counter with an amazing array of cheeses, pies and other such delights. The room is carpeted and surprisingly dark on a bright sunny day. Tables of various sizes fill the room supported by numerous benches and chairs. The place has a nice rustic feel thanks to the dark ceiling beams that cross the room, adorned with a wagon wheel, various pump clips, pans, tankards, horse brasses, lamps and a small collection of ceramic chickens among other things. The walls are partly bare brick and covered with paintings, old documents, hunting horns, photos and CAMRA certificates. Most of the tables were laid for lunch on our Sunday afternoon visit, so we headed out to the very well tended beer garden which has a covered area near to the rear door and a smart patio and lawn area beyond.
The pub seems to be a CAMRA favourite and there was certainly a wide selection of cask ale available, all served straight from the barrel. Options on this occasion were Oakham Scarlet Macaw, Neepsend Helios, Wadworth Filthy Clucker, Blue Square Moonlight Blonde, Black Hill Towneley, Dancing Duck Back Sack and Quack(!) and Rebellion IPA, plus three real ciders. I tried the Scarlet Macaw, which was in great condition and passing back through the village later in the day, we stopped off again and I enjoyed and equally good pint of the Moonlight Blonde. We also had some lunch here and I plumped for the homemade chicken pie which was fantastic and very good value too.
I thought this was a wonderful pub that was fully deserving of the various accolades it's received over the years. There is a suggestion that I may have got lucky with the quality of my pint, but they seemed to be coping well in the kind of hot weather that would flummox many a pub and my two pints were outstanding. This was an idyllic spot for a day of summer drinking and felt very much like a destination pub to me.

On 20th July 2017 - rating: 9
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Ian Mapp left this review about The White Horse

Hard for me to rate this. The pub is superb - old school, 8 real ales on, full of charming locals with a real buzz.

However, my Little London Pryde was ghastly, in look (flat), taste (vinegar) and price £3.85. Dont like gravity fed beer direct from the barrel. Its needs to be hand pulled to get some life into it.

Maybe it was a bad pint or an ill choice, but it left a real bad taste in my mouth.

A Shame.

Photos and story at my walking blog - http://bit.ly/1YyYaor

On 19th June 2016 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about White Horse

This is a classic country pub with added bonus of being a real ale and cider house. Situated just inside Buckinghamshire, 10 mins off the M40, the pub is located in the pretty village of Hedgerley. The exterior has a classic postcard look to it, with hanging baskets and the like. Up to eight real ales (with a large dollop of unheard-of microbreweries) are on sale and three real ciders are available, all served straight from the cask via a small serving hatch in pint pots. A Belgian draught beer is also often on sale too. Prices are, I suppose, slightly on the higher side but you are getting a selection of drinks almost unique to the area. Beer quality is, however, decidedly patchy as there can sometimes be a tendency for some of the beers to have hung around overly long and can taste a bit tired/tart. The interior is divided into two rooms; to the left, a small public bar with flagstone floor, furnished with wooden inglenook seating and tables, with a dart board hanging from the wall. The lounge to the right is a cosier affair, carpeted and genteel. In this bar there is the only real sign of modernity, a large deli fridge which the pub uses to sell a simple selection of cheese and meat. In the summer the large well-tended garden is a wonderful place to sit with your beer/cider – although sitting out the front is almost as good! In the winter, real fires are roaring inside. This is a pub undisturbed by modern distractions – no piped music, TV or fruit machines.

Whilst this is certainly a must-visit pub I can’t award top marks due the inconsistent beer quality I keep encountering.

On 28th July 2012 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Gerrards Cross, 2.76 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Seer Green, 3.48 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Beaconsfield, 3.72 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Horse, Hedgerley
20th Jul 2017, 21:35
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
19th Jun 2016, 11:35
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May/Aug - last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 July 2017 by Pub SignMan
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