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Gastro pub experience at The White Horse, Otterbourne

Nestled in the rural village of Otterbourne just outside of Winchester, The White Horse offers a warm welcome as it mixes rural village inn with gastro pub.Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.02.36

This beautiful listed building has been returned to its former glory, where inside you’ll find traditional wooden beams, authentic village inn touches, and an atmosphere to warm the soul. The well stocked bar supplies a range of well-kept beers and an impressive selection of wines, perfect to enjoy in the cosy bar and lounge, outside on the terrace, or in the large garden – just the thing for a summers eve drink. The weight of the world will slip off your shoulders as you head through and take a seat in the dining area.

As candlelight glistens off the wine glasses you will be hard-pushed not to relax. The atmosphere created by the attentive staff and the subtle sounds of acoustic background music will make your feel as if you’re in your own private dining room.

Dining at The White Horse is a pleasure for you and your taste buds. Head chef Seb Francik incorporates traditional British food, seasonal delicacies and delicious daily specials in his regularly refreshed menu. Boasting an AA Rosette award and using the finest locally sourced ingredients, the food at The White Horse is superb.

Begin your meal with one of their fine starters; Traditional Scotch Eggs made from the freshest eggs, served with homemade piccalilli that compliments the dish perfectly, or Mussels that are so fresh and juicy you expect to find the ocean at the back door. Main dishes range from pub classics to the daily specials that will have your moScreen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.03.47uth watering just from looking at the menu.

From light and fluffy Gnocchi, deliciously combined with beetroot and goats cheese, that not only tastes delicious but looks visually stunning on the plate, to fresh Plaice that perfectly flakes and falls off the bone on a bed of the finest tasting risotto.

Despite the ample portion sizes you will find it hard to resist dessert. Freshly made to perfection, these beautifully presented desserts will have your sweet-tooth singing with delight. Chocolate tart with flawlessly crumbly pastry, a depth of flavour complimented by a salted caramel ice cream that is to die for. Sloe Gin Crème Brûlée that has the perfect crunch sitting on top of a smooth and creamy delight. Wash it all down with a fine glass of wine, a warming liqueur or an aromatic coffee and your evening will be complete.

One thing is for sure; a visit to The White Horse will leave you feeling relaxed and satisfied, and with an ever-changing menu, you have the ideal excuse to keep returning again and again.