Pub of the Year competition: The White HorseBy Karen Jordan
February 27, 2013
The White Horse pub is the latest local to be to be nominated for The Wokingham Times Pub of the Year 2013.
Landlords Peter Gadsden and Natalie Wilson have been running the Easthampstead Road drinking hole for 18 months.
Mr Gadsden attributes its popularity to the fact that it is a country pub close to town with two lovely gardens and serves homemade food – prepared by himself from quality produce.
“People really seem to enjoy coming here. There is a lovely atmosphere with good, friendly service, and people say our burgers are the best they’ve ever had. Our Sunday roasts are also very popular.
“It is especially important now when ready meals and meat contamination are so high profile, that people know the food they are eating is homemade with quality ingredients.”
Before setting up home at the pub Mr Gadsden and Miss Wilson worked at The Cottage Inn in Winkfield, where they met.
The White Horse was nominated by regular Peter Wells, who said: “You always get a very friendly welcome and there is a good selection of beers and wines including a regular guest beer.
“The best part is the food, which is excellent, well above the normal pub standard. My favourite is the lamb’s liver.”
Mr Wells and his wife Pauline, of Barkhart Drive, have been regular diners at the pub for the past year. He added: “We usually eat at a pub every Friday night. We had been to The White Horse before but when Peter and Natalie took over, the food standard increased considerable.”