2017 Rating: 4 hand pulls, mainstreamish, but a couple were surprisingly ticks. Pleasant enough internals, cozy, but busy and crampt. Food looked tasty, and was town-centre expensive, but was popular.
2010 Rating (4:5:4:x:x:10=46) The only time I’ve been here since my university days was when I was enticed in by the blackboard listing some interesting local breweries’ ticks, but when inside I found they weren’t on, and only the big-name beers were available. The turf’s too close to put up with nonsense like that, so I reversed straight out.
We popper in here as its on the CAMRA 101 Beer Days Out list for Oxford. It was very busy so standing room only. There were a few cask ales on offer, but nothing too exciting. The atmosphere was good become a Spanish band was playing, but its not great having to stand at the bar.
Arek (61) Zielona Góra & Wrocław, Poland | January 8, 2016
Sep 2011. Very nice pub with unusual selection of cask ales & stouts.
Nov ’14 Rating 62. Always a very touristy pub, it is on just about on every walking tour. Little in the way of anything unusual on the beer front but the atmosphere is cracking.
Rating 70. The White Horse is making a comeback in terms of beer. The boring old range is being replaced with interesting guests and the whole pub has blossomed again because of it.Small and cramped but packed with character, a must now on any Oxford tour. Updated Dec ’12 - This remains a very characterful pub, very popular and tight, particularly around the bar. It is certainly a must visit for people new to Oxford for its ambiance and location.
Visited several time over the years and this is my favourite pub in Oxford .. I know there are better pubs with bigger selection but I always met nice people in here that’s why I have this special feel for it .. Long and narrow it’s better come here in the middle afternoon when you can sit at the bar ..
Really nice pub in the centre of Oxford. Nice ambiance (traditional) and a nice selection of (local) beers. Food is ok and traditional pub-food. A good tip for whoever goes to oxford and is in search of a place to take a break.
If you like your pubs long and thin you’ll love this place: if you don’t like crowds and enjoy you own space, you’ll hate this place.
You step down into a wide corridor someone turned into a pub some years back. We liked it as we forced our way towards the rear once I’d managed to order the round for the 6 of us on our crawl (23rd Nov 2013). I couldn’t really see much because of the masses but it looked twee and nicely attired. There was a picture of the 1923 Wembley crowd with the ’White Horse’ and a Cask Ale in his name ’Billie’, I had a pint of it!
We did a nice crawl of town and this was my favorite pub, atmospherically. If you like yours tight and cozy then you might agree. The patronage was varied, and didn’t feel as obnoxiously touristy as most. The beers were in top form, but it’s not a "ticker" pub. They don’t play music, either. Which adds rather than detracts from the atmosphere.