Visited on 1st July 2017. Large old pub a couple of minutes walk from Parsons Green tube station, has a large patio looking out over the green, inside is a lovely, ornate old pub, a lot of dark wood and glass screens and several rooms, decor is smart and tidy and fits in the with look of the pub, we hit during the annual American beer festival so place was busy. The crowd inside were mostly families which sort of detracted from the atmosphere a bit, beer range was pretty good, service was a little chaotic and slow. Prices pretty decent (3 third flight for £7 including Parabola on draft). It’s a nice pub and has a decent beer range. It’s even nicer if it’s quiet!
Pleasant pub looking over Parson’s Green. A nice selection of rotating cask ales and foreign beers on tap. Bottle range is extensive with a heavy focus on craft beer from the States and Belgian ales. A little pricey but reasonable for the quality of beers stocked. The staff here at the moment are very knowledgable and passionate about beer, and are willing to make informed suggestions for the less informed patrons. Food menu looks good with food and beer matchings encouraged. Agree that clientele can leave a lot to be desired though. Nonetheless a solid beer bar all round.
The White Horse (aka the Sloaney Pony) has been around for a long time and doesn’t seem to have changed much over the years. It’s a large, airy, opulent Victorian pub with a couple of pleasant rooms upstairs where Jan and Charlotte hosted a fantastic party last year to celebrate Jan’s entry into the Masters Division.
When the weather permits it’s always busy on the terrace outside, where they sometimes have a hog roast. Inside can get busy too but it’s possible to reserve a table online or by calling in advance.
The beer list is usually interesting and they always have a selection of Belgian beers in bottle as well as taps from various microbreweries. The last time I visited, at the time of the GBBF and RBESG in August, they had an American beer festival on with numerous bottles and a few taps, although nothing out of the ordinary.
The main problem with the place is the service. There are always lots of staff behind the bar but they are an itinerant bunch who are usually clueless about the beers and in need of some training to recognise who is waiting to be served rather than just gawping around and seeing which of their potential customers can bray the loudest.
(Last visited 5 August 2011).
Last visited during the Winter/Old Ales festival in Nov ’12.
Large pub with a decent sized bar.
Selection is always sizeable and varied even when there is no festival on.
Good cask and craft tap/bottle range.
Service held up fairly well despite the crowds.
Definately worth heading to when there’s a festival on, not sure if I was a visitor stopping in central London wether I’d bother trekking out to PG tho! This may have been different 3 or 4 years ago but with so many excellent venues in the central area - why bother!
A bit on the pricey side too!
Been here several times. The White Horse is certainly one of the top pubs in London. Very clean and upscale in terms of the decor, layout and servers. The beer selection is outstanding, with a nice range of British cask ales and tons of bottles. They also provide a nice bottle menu so you can browse through your options. The prices are OK but a touch above average, I would say, on the cask ales. The bottle prices are quite myriad but there are some good deals. I have not tried the food here but I’ve seen it and it looks good. Again, not priced competitively but not super expensive, either. I would recommend visiting the White Horse during the afternoon if you are just interested in sampling the beers, as the crowds can get pretty intense most evenings. There is a tube nearby so getting to and from the pub is pretty simple. Overall a good place to visit in London. One of the top beer bars in the city.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 20, 2004
Busy but airy pub in a posh neighbourhood across from a pretty green. Most of the "punters" are drinking boring beers, but the selection overall is decent. I would think that for Londoners the global beer list is more interesting than for visitors, as many of the brands are quite common in the US. Food is decent, though pricey, service no worry on my visits.
A great gastro and real ale pub not so far from Stamford Bridge in Fulham and even closer to the Parsons Green tube station (District line). I counted at least nine active handpumps during my visit in March plus lots of foreign beers on keg and bottle, many from Belgium. Comfortable and popular outdoor seating sometimes with barbecue in summer. Good food served in different function rooms at the ground floor and upstairs. Can get very crowded and noisy in the evenings and, especially, on match days. The polite service, the excellent ales, the clean and tidy rooms made it a real pleasure to visit this extraordinary London pub late on a Tuesday morning
(Last visited 18.03.2008)
Massive pub on Parsons Green with a most impressive interior. While the pub’s often quite crowded, there’s plenty of seating options including a nice outdoor seating area in front. The pub offers something like 8 beers on cask, with an additional 10 on Keg as well. The bottle selection’s actually pretty large, though I’ve never given it close inspection. As others have noted, the service leaves a bit to be desired. While the staff know how to properly serve their beer, you get the impression that they don’t know anything about the product. The food’s good, but quite expensive (and a bit pretentious). Overall, despite its faults, I really do like this pub. Nice, relaxed atmosphere in a very posh part of London. It’s a great neutral setting to take non-beer geek friends.
Beautiful old pub with lots of taps and bottles as well. Went for the American Beer Festival, so there was tons of stuff available. amazingly crowded, though, and took a long time to get beers. People were running into each other behind the bar. Great stuff on tap, though.