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The White Horse

St. James Street, Dover CT16 1QF, England
+44 1304 213066
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Swim central

Famous as the watering hole of channel swimmers and the oldest pub in Dover. We stopped for drinks... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
lobster64
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pub with atmosphere (and decent food as well!)

The pub walls are filled with the names, dates and time it took people to swim the English Channel... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
yss97
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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St. James Street, Dover CT16 1QF, England
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"the pub"
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"welcoming place"
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"an absolute gem"
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"my other half"
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"sunday lunch"
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"lovely staff"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Famous as the watering hole of channel swimmers and the oldest pub in Dover. We stopped for drinks on this occasion but will be returning for a lunch later in the year. The service was very good at the bar from helpful friendly staff. The...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The pub walls are filled with the names, dates and time it took people to swim the English Channel. Fascinating reading while having your drink and food. Drinks were reasonably priced £3.80 for a pint. The fish burger (made with smoked haddock and mozzarella cheese)...More

Thank yss97
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This pub is owned by one of the friendliest landlords I have met, he is born and bred in Dover and this pub he has been waiting to get for years it is packed most nights and it is a mecca for ALL Channel swimmers...More

3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The White Horse is a wonderful place to stop. They have multiple local ales on tap and very friendly service as well as free WiFi. The kitchen was closed the night we were there, but the hospitality is unmatched. One neat think about this historic...More

3  Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Let’s start this by saying this is the best pub I’ve ever been to in Dover. Hands down. They have a brilliant bar with huge choice and an excellent selection of gin and tonics (over 30 different gins to choose from!) They allow dogs into...More

3  Thank Hesbells
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I stopped here by chance the pub itself is very clean and well presented the staff were friendly, polite and welcoming although I were not doing food at the time of my visit I was informed I could bring food from outside to eat at...More

4  Thank Eddie020173
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a lovely local. We had two rounds and found it to be very charming. Guests who have swam the channel leave their mark on the walls to commemorate the occasion. My only negative is they had the cellar open...More

2  Thank jmax717
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We've been to this pub before, a few years ago, and decided to stay in Dover overnight before the ferry so we could go again It's changed hands so far as I can see and it doesn't seem to be as cosy and comfortable as...More

2  Thank Charlie_n_Meg_rule
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Warm welcoming pub & publicans give a personal welcome that makes you feel as if this is your own local , food very tasty all homed cooked pub very clean wide range of drinks bar spotless , every drink surved with a smile . Parking...More

3  Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous pub with exceptionally friendly staff and a massive selection of gin. Couldn't do enough for us. Love it here xx

1  Thank suzi32
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