The_Osprey (174) Richmond, England | December 23, 2013| Updated February 4, 2016
Visited on a Chelsea FC match day when it was hectic, but it quickly cleared out. Lots of selection here - a few special beers in a fridge by the door and various cask and keg beers. Still has the dark wood and fireplace vibe, which I like. Overall, definitely worth a visit. (78)
Re-rate. Iíve now been here several times. On a quiet occasion you can pitch up by the fire and have a great beer. At a busy festival this place gets some great beers in and sells them at reasonable prices. Itís gone up in my estimations over time. (80)
Visited several times.
Lovely spacy gastropub in 2 storage. Can at times be a bit crowded. Large center bar, with a nice selection of beers om tap, they also have a rather nice, large selection of bottle beers. The food is very nice, traditionel pubfood but with a twist. Outside a big barbeque, which is in use in the summertime. A few times during the year, they have their own small pubfestival. Cosy atmosphere, nice deco, friendly staff and beers are almost always in good condition. For sure a place to re-visit :-)
Last visited during the Winter/Old Ales festival in Nov í12.
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 thereís a festival on, not sure if I was a visitor stopping in central London wether Iíd 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!
Stopped in on my last night in London. A nice large bar with a nice area set aside for eating if that is what you are looking for. Server got my beers mixed up, but promptly brought me a free half pint! Selection was nice with a good number of taps/casks as well as a nice bottle selection. Food was quite good, prices were fine and it is well worth a stop in.
Nice big spacious pub. Looks like any other british pub from outside. But once you go in and see the beer selection! MY OH MY! Massive selection of bottles and 10 taps plus! Bit out of the way from the center but well worth a visit.
Massive pub on Parsons Green with a most impressive interior. While the pubís often quite crowded, thereís 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 selectionís actually pretty large, though Iíve 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 donít know anything about the product. The foodís 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. Itís a great neutral setting to take non-beer geek friends.
I visit London fairly regular and I always try and pop in here if I can. It can get really busy, so the outside drinking area is a real bonus when the weather is fine. They have Bar-B-Qís on the area sometimes too.
Inside people from all walks of life can be found enjoying the vast choice (for London) of beers. The range is always changing with good quality cask ales and continental and American beers dispensed through fonts. I have never tried the bottle selection, I prefer draught beers when out.
The service can let the place down, but it does get busy, as I have said already, but some of the staff havenít a clue about what they are selling, or how to add up.
The food is good and well cooked, a little expensive, even for London, but there is a good chippy close to the tube station if you are on a budget.
I have taken a lot of people here over the years for their first visit, many have returned and everyone has been impressed with the beer, food and the pub in general.
It is well away from the normal tourist areas of London, but with a day pass on the transport system and being so close to the tube line, it is easy to find and get too.
The best of both worlds. Traditional English pub but also craft beer bar with an excellent selection of bottled beers, cask ales and guest beers from around the world. Clientale is yuppie, sloaney types and on Thursday and Fridays nights itís a bit of a sloaney meat market for posh girls and rugger buggers. However, at other times it is great place to have craft beers in a social atmosphere. Has a lot of space and an upstairs bar when itís crowded. Also has to be commended for their regular beer festivals and beer nights focusing on styles and countries.
Lots of taps, cask and keg and looked like a good selection of bottles. Not sure if there was a bottle menu, but couldnít see one. Was surprised that the prices werenít higher given the clientele, two decent bottles, one Belgian, one American and a half of Camden Ink was only £10.80. Looks like a nice place, but the big tables didnít exactly give me confidence that you would always get a seat. Busy even on a Tuesday evening, with lots of people eating. Clientele lived up to the West London monied cliche. Confused me as I expected not to like it, but couldnít really help myself.
eku28 (17) San Diego, California | December 5, 2011
The White Horse is easy to find on the corner of Parsonís Green near the Parsonís Green tube station. It is inside a great, old Victorian building with a large outdoor patio in front that was very crowded on a Sunday evening. There is a large bar area inside with a classic, English pub atmosphere with lots of dark wood, small rooms with wooden tables, comfortable chairs, etc. The service was average, but it was quite busy. The selection is very good with quite a few casks and regular taps from around the world with several USA and Belgian beers featured. There is also an extensive bottle menu. The quality was ok, but some beers suffered from some slight diacetyl problems. Overall, I thought the White Horse was a bit trendy and a little past its prime. However, it is still a top 5-10 beer bar in London, and a definite visit to see whatís on tap.