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The White Horse (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brodie's - Pink IPAExceptional1
Salamander - Tatford LadyExcellent1
Pictish - Blue MoonExcellent1
Salopian - Divine ComedyExcellent1
Rebellion - IPAExcellent1
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)Excellent1
Blackhill - Brass ThillGood1
Acorn - Spooky BrownGood1
Ridgeside - Old YorkieGood1
Mighty Oak - Newspaper TaxisGood1
Grafton - Green Duck - Golden DuckGood1
Lytham - Sovereign Tribute Good1
Acorn - Crystal IPAGood1
Salamander - Tower of StrengthAcceptable1
Howard Town - Long Dendale LightAcceptable1
Sherfield Village - Solo – IPA 2012 Acceptable1
Cotleigh - MonumentAcceptable1
Frys (renamed Bute) - Bunny ChoughAcceptable1
Glentworth - Harvest GemAcceptable1
Gower - Sampson's JackAcceptable1
Marble - Mount HoodAcceptable1
Baseline - English Electric Lightning Acceptable1
Pictish - MotuekaAcceptable1
Salopian - OracleAcceptable1
Prospect - Giant's HallPoor1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Bitter (was Kimberley Bitter)Not Tried0
Salamander - Roister DoisterNot Tried0
Acorn - Lubelski IPANot Tried0
Brown Cow - Mrs Simpson's Brew MNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Beer Nouveau - Satanic MillsNot Tried0
Empire - Twisted Melon BlondeNot Tried0
Incredible - Pumpkin AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Horse, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire

Visits Details

21 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
An excellent pub and very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rebellion - IPA3.70Excellent
Mighty Oak - Newspaper Taxis4.30Good
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Beer Nouveau - Satanic Mills6.00Not Tried
Empire - Twisted Melon Blonde4.10Not Tried
Incredible - Pumpkin Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
The Whitsun Beer Festivals here are legendary and draw folk from far and wide to sample beer from the latest newly-opened micro-breweries, alongside more established favourites. Except, it seems, when it is cold and rainy and TV is showing live coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee events. Eerily, spookily quiet here. There are 126 beers on the list, so I have no intention of listing them all– just the (too many) that I drank myself.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Pink IPA6.70ExceptionalBeer of the day for me by far and, like me, it had travelled from Leyton to be here. A strong, hoppy beer, with a reddish colour and fruity taste coming from the addition to the brew of cranberries.
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90ExcellentReally good, dark, chocolately beer with plenty of citrusy hops
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)4.00ExcellentBishop Nick beers are currently brewed at the Felstar Brewery. A crisp, golden, hoppy beer.
Blackhill - Brass Thill4.30GoodAmber in colour. A best bitter with a bit of a hop bite.
Grafton - Green Duck - Golden Duck4.50GoodGolden bitter with a good, malty taste.
Lytham - Sovereign Tribute 4.10GoodGolden and hoppy.
Ridgeside - Old Yorkie4.30GoodBrown, full-bodied and malty.
Baseline - English Electric Lightning 6.00AcceptableBrown/orange colour. Crystal malt taste and a bit murky. Some hop character.
Frys (renamed Bute) - Bunny Chough5.00AcceptableDid not seem to be at its best.
Gower - Sampson's Jack4.20AcceptableA rather thin, brown, malty brew.
Sherfield Village - Solo – IPA 2012 5.60AcceptablePale, strong and hoppy, but spoilt by slight ‘yeast-infection’ type taste.
08 Nov 2009 (Andrew)
Final pub visit for Ian and I on our weekend of booze. Takes a bit of finding if you don't have good directions (which we did thanks to Mick the Hat). The pub was heaving so we had to sit in the corner of the outside covered area and lean sideways to avoid the drips of rain leaking in from the roof. The pub interior is lovely and the beer is served from a hatch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Tatford Lady1.00ExcellentPorter. Powdery and slightly sour. Coco powder flavours.
Acorn - Spooky Brown1.00GoodPerfumed brown bitter with rose petals.
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Bitter (was Kimberley Bitter)3.90Not Tried
Salamander - Roister Doister3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Lubelski IPA5.00Not Tried
Brown Cow - Mrs Simpson's Brew M4.30Not Tried
23 Aug 2008 (Ian)
Came here for their Bank Holiday beer festival. OK, so it costs £10 in the taxi to get here, but it was well worth it. About 8 beers on in the pub and another 10 or so on a stillage in the garden. Good BBQ on as well. Sat in the garden and enjoyed the feeling of being in the pub in the summer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pictish - Blue Moon6.00ExcellentI had this twice as I liked it so much. Lots of citrus sherberty hop. That's really really lovely. Could drink that all night. Doesn't taste of 6% at all.
Acorn - Crystal IPA5.00GoodAmber, That's quite a tasty beer. Nice base beer. Hops are quite green. Some toffee. Quite cool. Herby.
Howard Town - Long Dendale Light3.90AcceptableBit of toffee. Nice enough. Candy, hard toffee in flavour. Then citrus hop.
Marble - Mount Hood3.80AcceptableGold, no head. Lots of Mount Hood leafy hop. Cos it's not really a bittering hop, so it's really leafy but rest isn't that good. Just needs something else to balance the Hoods. Leafy.
Pictish - Motueka4.50AcceptablePale gold. Nettley herby hop profile. Eek. It's quite distinctive, not sure it entirely works.
Salamander - Tower of Strength5.00AcceptableGold. Rather nice actually. Some good herby hop.
Cotleigh - Monument4.00AcceptableGold, no head. Better condition than some at the fest. Not overly keen on this. Some fart,some hop.
Glentworth - Harvest Gem4.30AcceptablePale Gold, Bit thin, not wonderful. Some citrus hop, dullish.
Salopian - Oracle4.00AcceptableTastes a bit cascadey. Decent aroma. Bit of nettle. But drinkable enough.
Prospect - Giant's Hall4.10PoorGold. Not great. Earthy. Smells of putty. Nasty.

About The White Horse

The pub sign. The White Horse, Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good7
Acceptable11
Poor1

The pub is found in Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, SL2 3UY.

Lovely pub in the tiny village of Hedgerley between Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield. There is no bar, instead there is a hatch with a black board next to it advertising the beers on gravity. Lots of flower baskets outside, wood and red brickwork inside and out. Garden at rear with plenty of seating.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 33 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SL2 3UY