The White Horse
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Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015 (an accolade based on public votes), the White Horse is a freehouse set next to the church in the pretty village of Old. The feel inside is clean, up-to-date and fresh thanks to a relatively recent revamp, but the White Horse retains the traditional values of a village pub. It’s a friendly, down-to-earth place that aims to be the hub of the village. Dogs and drinkers – as well as diners – are welcome. The White Horse is part of CAMRA’s LocAle scheme and always at least one local beer available alongside two other cask ales.
The kitchen is keen on local sourcing and focuses on decent-quality traditional pub fare (“proper homemade pies”, for example) but also offers more sophisticated specials and satisfying British classics. Expect dishes such as locally reared pan-fried lamb, devilled kidney, White Horse dauphinoise, glazed carrot, minted greens, mint gremolata, red wine sauce and rosemary. And pig’s cheek slow-cooked in cider, pork crisp, dauphinoise, Savoy cabbage, braised puy lentils and a garlic cream sauce.
For those of you who prefer smaller portions, that can be arranged with a word to the waiter. The pub caters for kids too, promising: “If your child is struggling to choose, just have a word with us and we can always knock something fresh that they’ll love.”
To top it all there’s a pretty rear garden with a relaxing view of the village church. It’s a beautiful place to be in when the sun is shining.
In addition to the Great Food Club Awards, the White Horse was also a finalist in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2015/16 for both ‘Food Pub’ and ‘Rural Pub’.