The White Horse

“A popular rural restaurant and bar”



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Architectural evidence survives to prove that this now converted village inn was built as a farmhouse around 1600. Set back from the road beyond a half-moon-shaped front garden, smart and cosy rooms lead off from the heftily-beamed bar, where a copper-topped servery dispenses Suffolk ales, and a huge inglenook combats the winter chills. The work of local artists looks down on dining tables at which representative starters might include chargrilled king prawn kebabs; and smoked bacon and parmesan arancini; and mains may well take in free-range, corn-fed chicken breast with chorizo gnocchi; and paupiette of lemon sole with oak-smoked salmon. On a fine day the rear garden is a popular place to be.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The White Horse
Rede Road, WHEPSTEAD, IP29 4SS


About the area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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