The White Horse
“Market Harborough has a rich history to explore. ” - AA Inspector
MARKET HARBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The White Horse, set in the heart of the country community, is a quintessential English inn. The restaurant offers award winning menus, including a Sunday roast menu. The well set bar is perfect for a drink or two, with a warming wood burner in the colder months, and courtyard dining in the summer. Stone built accommodation rooms sit adjacent to the inn, offering deeply comfortable beds, a range quality toiletries, hospitality items, and newly refurbished en-suite shower rooms. Secure parking available.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 5
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Leicestershire is divided between the large country estates of its eastern side and the industrial towns of the East Midlands to its west. Coal mining was an important part of the county’s industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is reflected in its heritage, including a reclaimed mine near Coalville, now divided between a nature reserve and Snibston Discovery Park, where families can learn about the mining industry. Meanwhile, agricultural areas are concentrated around the pleasant market towns of Market Harborough and Market Bosworth.
The county’s administrative centre is the city of Leicester, and other major towns are Loughborough, which includes bell-founding among its many industries, and Melton Mowbray, home of Stilton cheese and a particularly English item, the pork pie. One shop in Leicester has been specialising in this meaty delicacy since 1851. Northeast of Melton Mowbray is the lovely Vale of Belvoir, beneath which are large deposits of coal.
Charnwood Forest, with fewer trees than one would expect, provides a wild and rugged landscape conveniently situated for escape from the city. It lies to the northwest of Leicester extending to Loughborough and Coalville, with some interruptions.
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