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White Horse, Soho, London

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by in Pubs

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White Horse, Soho, London

The White Horse is a Nicholson’s owned pub located on the western edge of Soho near the bustling and trendy Carnaby Market.

Brief History

According to literature provided by the pub, the original building dated back to the early 1700s when the area was being developed. Buildings along Newburgh Street (formerly West Street) were built in the 1720s and no. 16, which is located next to the White Horse, still remains. Other buildings along the street were built in the 1820s. The White Horse was rebuilt in the 1930s with an Art Deco exterior.

An interesting feature of exterior are two rather unique looking signs featuring a stained glass white horse.

The Interior

Despite the Art Deco exterior, the interior is traditional and still retains some original wood panelling. Two separate entrances at the front of the pub lead to two different sections of the central bar although the these sections are joined to the rear of the pub. One side has the usual table and chairs whilst the other side has some raised banquettes. At the rear stairs lead down to an area more suited to dining.

The Beer

6 hand pumps on each side of the bar dispense ale from the usually good Nicholson’s portfolio of beer. When I visited the permanent beers Fuller London Pride and Sharps Doom Bar were available along with Thornbridge Jaipur, Hobgoblin and two beers from the Caledonian Brewery.

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Venue Location

White Horse

16 Newburgh Street



Tel: 020 7494 9748

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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