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White Horse (Mitchells & Butlers)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oxfordshire Ales - Ox-MasGood1
Adnams - Shingle ShellsGood1
White Horse - Wayland SmithyGood1
Shotover - ProspectGood3
Shotover - ScholarAcceptable1
Vale - Ninkasi BitterAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
White Horse - Brewery BitterNot Tried0
Oxfordshire Ales - Trick or TreatNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Marston's - BillieNot Tried0
Picture 1. White Horse, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Picture 2. White Horse, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Visits Details

25 Jun 2015 (HSB)
12:15 A pub that's been on my wish list for many years. As good as I hoped. Not too busy, comfortable and friendly. Got into conversation with an interesting couple from Thame.
Shotover - Prospect3.70Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Billie3.60Not TriedHouse beer
13 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
End of lunchtime and pub is emptying out somewhat.
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90GoodRuby ale with a good biscuity malt kick tempered by some fruity hop. Fruity finish. My score 15/20.
29 Oct 2011 (Andrew)
What a superb pub. First on Tony and my Oxford pub crawl. It was so good in fact that we finished off the crawl here too. Nice cosy old fashioned pub with pictures of John Thaw on the walls.
Shotover - Prospect3.70ExcellentThis is what I want from a pint. Light brown, toasted peanut and peppery hop
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oxfordshire Ales - Trick or Treat4.20Not Tried
17 Dec 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy with tourists and locals such that on 2 visits early and later afternoon I had to stand at the bar.
Shotover - Prospect3.70GoodA traditional style amber quaffing bitter with a good balance of malt and English style hops. My score 15/20.
Oxfordshire Ales - Ox-Mas3.60GoodWell balanced amber bitter, with neither hop or malt dominating. My score 15/20.
06 Mar 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with diners early Saturday afternoon.
Vale - Ninkasi Bitter4.00AcceptableFairly bitter beer, from malt as well as hops. My score 14/20.
11 Dec 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with lunchtime diners.
Shotover - Scholar4.50AcceptableSecond beer from brand new Oxfordshire brewery. Ruby/brown in colour and more malty than hoppy with a bitter finish. My score 14/20.
09 Feb 2008 (Ian)
We got here just as most of the lunchtime crowd were leaving. I really liked it. Great view from the front window and nice atmosphere as well.
White Horse - Wayland Smithy4.40GoodCracking best bitter. Good fruit, roasty and good bitterness on end.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried

About the White Horse

The pub sign. White Horse, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BB.

On Broad Street. Lovely wood panelled pub and very convenient on one of Oxford's most famous streets. squeezed in between the two entrances to the Norrington Room of Blackwell’s bookshop, and opposite the Sheldonian Theatre. Dating from the 16th century and grade II listed (though it has been modified over time), it also claims to be Oxford’s smallest pub. the entrance to the pub is down three steps into a low, narrow room, with panelled walls, a long bar, and pictures of old University sporting teams. At the rear is a tiny snug, a raised area with one large table.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OX1 3BB