Reassessed, November 06: The food is excellent, but the serving staff don’t have a clue to what they are serving, messing up the beer orders repeatedly. If you want their beers, be sure to order at the bar so you know what you are getting! (Or go for some of the rare bottled beers!)
Very nice, upscale interior. Quite roomy, with a restaurant at the back. Very full on a Friday evening, and getting service was not easy. The best selection of English beers I’ve seen, although by Belgian standards it would be quite poor. Spent a long, very nice, evening there. Also had a few interesting US beers, and quite a few Belgian and German beers.
Big repuation, but not justified. It’s OK. Roomy place which feels more like a restuarant than a pub. A bit anonymous and lacking in charm. But the seats are comfortale enough. Beer quality is poor, surprising given the reputation. Pricy, but that’s because of the area. Not good value at all. Lodon is so poorly served for decent pubs that a place like this becomes famous! You guys should come on over to Norwich one day.
Jam-packed, crowded, noisy, bustling pub atmosphere almost hides the fact that this is a very good restaurant with a pretty extensive beer list. Easy access from public transit. Friendly service that was adequately rapid despite the chaos of a Friday evening. Excellent food. Though I will concur with other raters that it is quite pricey, I will definitely return as the quality is worth it.
I really enjoyed my visit to the White Horse @ Parson’s Green. Extremely easy access from the metro. Kind of a snobby pub, but with delicious sandwiches and a broad range of English craft and Belgian beers. Met the friendly owner Mark, who apparently judges at GABF almost every year, and he kindly gave me a Westveletern 8 and a Worthington White Shield to take away for free. Looking forward to my next visit.
kook (34) Perth, Western Australia, Australia | January 25, 2005
Been here a few times, great food, great beer range. Really easy to access from the tube. I love this place, even if it does get a little crowded at times. Beer garden is nice on sunny days :) Service can be a little slow though.
Like Joe, I was there for a festival and it was jam packed. Beer was impressive, especially on tap, but it was a little pricey. Overall I rather enjoyed this place and would like to see it again on a normal day.
Right near the Underground station, we went on a festival day, but it seemed like a pretty nice pub with a decent bottle list. Expensive, yes, but still good. It was packed but the staff were still very friendly.
Absolutely PACKED with people. In violation of a fire code packed. It was night on a Saturday when we went and the selction was good even if it took a while to get served. Went here with chris_o and duff. The outside was the place to be as it was much cooler and less packed. Not sure how it is during the day or on weekdays but I can’t imagine it being more crowded. Worth the time, I guess.
Sigmund (272) Tau, Norway | March 14, 2004| Updated June 22, 2005
Nearly always crowded (been there only 3 times, but I understand it is). Not very charming, but the beer selection is very good, many fine bottled beers too, which is not common in a British pub. Bottled Belgians served ice cold is not comme-il-faut, though. Food was tasty but quite simple, and a bit pricey for a pub. The duck is recommended.
Big pub with a nice selection of beer but unfortunatley the staff is not very good. Asking for special bottled beers they didn't even know what I was talking about and they served beer serveral times in the wrong glasses. The Restrooms for women was kind of offending. Otherwise nice and the beers are worth the journey.