Christmas Jumper Party

    It’s Christmas eve eve, and we’re throwing a party. Pull on your best (or worst!) Christmas jumper and join us in the bar for a festive sing-along, or two. Join us for lunch or early dinner and then we’ll see you at the bar. Mine’s a hot toddy!

      Christmas Day

      Closed for the day to stuff ourselves with turkey and then gently nod off in front of the fire. Merry Christmas!

        Boxing Day

        Whether it’s a pub classic, a roast, or just a couple of drinks, we’ll be open 12pm-8pm with our Boxing Day Best Menu. No one wants to stay at home and cook, so pop in and let us do the hard work.

          Festive Brunch

          Just because the main event’s passed, it doesn’t mean you have to stop the festivities. Join us for a leisurely brunch over a couple of bloody marys with friends or family. We’ll have a White Horse Brunch Menu, served 9:30-1pm. Booking advised.

            New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party

            Pop on your dancing shoes, pull on your best dress and dust off your dickie bows. Doors will open at 7pm, with a glass of fizz on arrival, before sitting down at 7:30pm prompt for four delicious courses at £65pp. After dinner we’re joined by DJ Tricky, spinning a great selection of party classics to keep you dancing into 2019. There’ll be bacon sarnies for the way home, book your carriages for 1am.

            Dress to impress for what promises to be the best New Year Party in Harpenden. We also have limited number of drinks only tickets for regulars and locals alike, including fizz for £10pp – enquire at the bar for more details.

            New Year’s Eve Menu


            Gin-cured Salmon, Cucumber, Tonic Granita, Olive Focaccia

            Smoked Duck, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad, Beetroot Mousse

            Grilled Globe Artichokes, Roasted Garlic Crostini, Lemon Aioli (Vegan)


            Cornish Lamb Rack, Salt-baked Leg of Lamb, Dauphinoise Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Salsa Verde

            Pan-Roast Turbot Tranche, Clams, Fennel Croquettes, Pernod Veloute

            Mushroom & Tarragon Strudel Madeira Sauce (Vegan)

            All served with Chanteney Carrots & Green Beans for the table


            Chocolate & Raspberry Baked Alaska, Honeycomb (Vegan)

            Coconut Bavarois, Mango & Rum Glaze, Pineapple Salsa


            A selection of Cheeses

              New Year’s Day

              A good lunch is the perfect answer to fix any hangover, so we’ll be open 12pm-8pm, serving you the good stuff from our New Year’s Day Best Menu. Book a table online or give us a call.

                Pub Walk

                We’ve decided to dig out the walking boots again for our first walk of the year.

                We’re planning to meet in the pub at 9.30am for tea, coffee and bacon butties on us, before heading off for the walk at 10am. 

                It’s relatively gentle 4-mile route exploring the local countryside, which is a perfect outing for all of the family. Dogs and children are most welcome to join us, there might be the odd muddy patch so don’t forget the wellies!

                After the walk we’ll meet back at the pub (around 12 noon) for a well-deserved beer or two and a spot of lunch if you fancy.

                If you’d like to join us please call us on 01582 469290 so we can get an idea of how large a pot of tea to put on!

                If you can’t make this date then here’s a link to the walk so you can pop along and stretch your legs any time you fancy.

                  Party Night

                  The end of the January health kick is here so why not join us and celebrate with a party!

                  Watch this space for more details…


                    Valentine’s Day

                    If there’s any date reserved to treat your special someone, it’s 14th February. Join us for dinner and enjoy a sumptuous dish from our specials board or a delicious dish off the main menu. We’ve also got fantastic selection of fine wines and Champagnes that are guaranteed to win you extra brownie points.

                    If a twosome isn’t your thing, we have plenty of larger tables that we won’t be sawing in half for the occasion, so gather a group and join us – we promise we won’t ask any questions.

                      Mother’s Day

                      We’ll be open as usual for breakfast, so why not change tradition this year and start off with a Buck’s Fizz Breakfast before heading out for the day?

                      We serve up the favourites alongside new classics and always prioritise quality produce. We are serious about our roasts too, so settle in with the family and enjoy top-quality beef from Aubrey Allen, Jimmy Butler’s free-range pork or our delicious vegetarian roast with all the glorious trimmings. Enjoy our Sunday Best Menu alongside delicious specials,  served right through till 9pm.  Always busy, be sure to book early.

                        Easter Weekend

                        Get the long weekend started on Thursday with half price fizz and settle into a leisurely lunch on Good Friday. Easter Sunday is the time to bring the family to the pub for a scrumptious get together. We’ll be serving breakfast as usual and our Sunday Best menu from midday.

                        Easter Monday brings you our Bank Holiday Best Menu, full of pub classics and a roast rollover to cure any hangover. We’ll have the Bloody Marys ready. Best to book.