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The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Firstly the building and decor is beautiful. The receptionists are very welcoming and polite, they quickly take your coats and show you to the table. The table we had was already beautifully set up in a room with only 4-5 other tables so we didn’t feel cramped in or like we were talking over other people - which was really nice. The selection of sandwiches were lovely and tased fresh. The selection of teas are brilliant - especially if you’re a tea lover or looking to try something new (they are also unlimited along with coffee). The cakes are scones came out looking stunning, there were at least 5 different cakes each along with 2 scones. Each one was different from the other and tasted magnificent. Another great quality was that we were able to take some of the cakes we couldn’t finish home with us in a cute box. Overall I would recommend to anyone looking for a fab afternoon tea.

We arrived on Easter Saturday to a warm welcome. The hotel is a fabulous very old building which has been sympathetically added too, with style, while maintaining the historic fabric. The rooms we were allocated where in the main building, so had lovely period features, however the modern bathroom, ultra comfortable bed, lovely furniture and furnishings provided a stylish home from home. We ate out in the evenings but had a full English Breakfast, with a full buffet, and lashings of tea and coffee as required. I genuinely didn’t want to leave I felt so spoilt, the staff throughout were attentive and efficient. We will be back, and if you’re in or around Romsey, this place will make for a lovely stay in this charming town.

Our daughters and grand-daughter invited us to afternoon tea at The White Horse Hotel in the centre of Romsey, The White Horse appears to have been here for ever with its timber beam lined interior and high quality interior. We were there for afternoon tea on Mothering Sunday and this is how a sumptuous afternoon must have been served a hundred or more years ago, Sandwiches cut with precision and with utterly delicious fillings got us started along with a plentiful amount of good tea. Our daughters each had a glass of prosecco. The comestibles started with sandwiches with four different fillings and was followed by warm freshly baked scones which we covered in good strawberry jam and clotted cream. As if this was not enough we were then presented with a pair of Art Deco cake display stands on which there was displayed a most delightful array of delicate cakes and pastries such as mille feuille, macaroons, and flapjack and little jewels of chocolate cake - far too much for the five of us to eat at one sitting but the management provides very pretty boxes for guests to take away the uneaten morsels of goodness. More pots of fresh tea kept the afternoon going and it was two hours before we felt able to give up the comfy arm chairs and settle our bill. The staff were quiet and efficient, they knew their products well and served us with charm and smiles. Well done to the White Horse for a first class dining experience. We will return, and soon.

I took my partner for a birthday meal on Friday 16th February 2018, we had a 6.30 pm booking, we were shown to our table. The service was very good but the food quality and quantity was poor. 3 tiny scallops for £12.00 !!! My partner’s sirloin steak was only ok and cost £32.50 with just a few chips and 2 halves of tomato. My breast of lamb dish was very small and was so overcooked it was stringy £22.50 and the lyonnaise potato served to me resembled a mud pie, I can’t find words to describe the cauliflower! I went to the Whitehorse for a treat and we were both very disappointed to say the least.

Stayed here for one night. Staff were very nice and helpful. No problems with room, got a free upgrade, expect better curtains or a blind was required on larger of two windows as room got very light when sun came up. Breakfast was excellent. Overall would highly recommend.

Amazing staff, put my husband and I up after being stuck in a house with no furniture and eight months pregnant , during storm Emma. Also accommodated our rescue dog willow. The staff made us feel welcome. Will always be grateful for a few hours of sleep.

Our very good fiends bought us the gift of a traditional Sunday lunch and we enjoyed every moment of it. From the phone call to book and throughout the visit the service was impeccable. The food was excellent and waiting staff attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend.

We had arranged a surprise lunch for a special birthday. All went superbly - the room was just right, the food was good and the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. The 'guest of honour' was overwhelmed and had a really good time. A big thank you to all at the White Horse - it couldn't have been better.

We had a double celebration birthday lunch today and wanted to express our thanks for a great meal. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly, polite and very attentive. Thank you from us all (19 of us) for a very memorable occasion.

The White Horse was our chosen venue for our Wedding. We chose it because we fell in love with The Stables as a party venue but also were impressed with the service, attention to detail and friendly events team right from the first inquiry. We couldn't have wished for a better place. Our wedding was so special from the night before, when we had friends and family gather together for a per-celebratory meal to the actual day. Everything was managed smoothly. Sarah Bingham and her team were so supportive and helpful, we didn't have to worry about anything. We could also include individual touches and details to our wedding to make it our own, and the team were very accommodating. Our friends and family loved the venue and the relaxed and professional atmosphere from the comfortable rooms, delicious food in the Brasserie to the whole wedding service. The White Horse will always have a special place in our hearts and we look forward to returning to it often for family celebrations.

Market Place Romsey England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie places you next to King John's House and Heritage Centre and Romsey Abbey. This 29-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Romsey, the hotel is also a short walk from Broadlands Estate and Frankie's Fun Factory.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 29 rooms have an array of amenities, including espresso makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests of The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and a gift shop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 626 reviews