DINNER MENU

DINNER MENU

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SOUPS


FRENCH ONION The enduring traditional crock of heart warming soup, topped with a toasted crouton
under a mound of melted Gruyere. 4.75

SIRLOIN CHILI
The ultimate chili, served in a crock with onions, peppers, tomatoes, kidney beans and dark ale, topped with melted sharp cheddar cheese. 7.75

SOUP OF THE DAY Our marvelous, fresh and tasty offering. 5.75

SALADS

HOUSE SIDE SALAD
with mesclun leaves tossed with our White Horse vinaigrette. 4.75

WHITE HORSE SALAD
baby greens with English Shropshire blue stilton, apple wood smoked bacon, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples and walnuts. 8.75

COUNTRY COBB SALAD
with greens, tomatoes, avocado, eggs, smoked bacon and crumbled blue cheese, served with your choice of dressing:
buttermilk ranch, creamy blue cheese or the White Horse vinaigrette 9.50
With:- 8oz grilled Chicken Breast add 5.00
4oz grilled Yellowfin Tuna add 7.00
5 marinated grilled Shrimp add 9.00
6oz grilled Salmon add 8.50
8oz grilled choice Black Angus Sirloin add 9.00

KALE SALAD
chopped rainbow kale with parmesan cheese, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, toasted sunflower seeds, chopped apple tossed with lemon oil 10.50

WEDGE SALAD
wedge of Iceberg, buttermilk ranch blue cheese dressing with crumbled gorgonzola, chopped smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes and red onion 9

ROAST BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD
panko crusted herbed goat cheese with gold and red beets over mixed greens tossed with our lemon poppyseed vinaigrette 10.75

SHRIMP LOUIE SALAD
Shrimp, egg, avocado, herb marinated cherry tomatoes, chopped romaine tossed with house Louie dressing 12

SHAVED BRUSSEL SALAD
Shaved Brussel sprouts, Granny Smith Apple, Cranberry, Toasted Pine Nuts with a Maple Dijon Vinaigrette 9.75

PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD
wine poached pear, walnuts, cranberries, crumbled blue cheese and applewood smoked bacon with our vinaigrette over baby spinach 11.50

CAESER SALAD 7.50
with five fresh herb grilled shrimp - add 9.00
with grilled chicken breast - add 5.00

TOPLESS AKAUSHI BURGER SALAD
1/2 lb Wagyu Kobe style beef resting atop baby spinach with crumbled blue cheese and tossed with the White Horse vinaigrette 13.75

BRITISH RAJ CHICKEN SALAD
tender curried chicken with dried apricots, sultanas, cranberries, almonds and celery with a chutney mayonnaise over mixed greens 14.50

GRILLED SALMON SALAD
tender grilled salmon atop a salad of marinated artichokes, black olives, sweet orange, cherry tomatoes, red onion with mixed greens tossed with our champagne vinaigrette 16.75

MARINATED SKIRT STEAK over an ARUGULA RADISH SALAD
-herb marinated grilled, sliced and served pink, over the arugula radish salad with house pickled onion, dijon vinaigrette 16.75


APPETIZERS

AMAZING WHITE HORSE CHICKEN CRUNCH
tender pieces of chicken breast with a special crunchy sweet coating - with a wild mushroom dipping sauce. 7.75

COCONUT SHRIMP
five large shrimp covered in grated coconut, served a crispy golden brown with our pina colada dipping sauce. 10.75

SAUTÉED CRAB CAKE
made with only the very finest meat from the blue crab - served
with a cajun remoulade sauce. 10.50

DUCK POUTINE
duck confit layered with french fries, cheese curds and a rich shallot gravy 9.75

CRISPY CRACKLING CALAMARI
in a lightly seasoned coating served with a house spicy dipping sauce. 8.75

BRUSSELS & CHORIZO
sauteed brussel sprouts with chorizo, caramelized onions & shredded parmesan 10.50

BUFFALO CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS
with a blue cheese yogurt dipping sauce 10.50

PRAWN COCKTAIL
five large chilled tiger shrimp served with our peach mango horseradish and Marie Rose dipping sauces 9.75

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
served with our house made tortilla chips 8.75

PANKO CRUSTED CRISPY FRIED OYSTERS
five seasoned natives served with a Lemon Aioli over mixed greens 11.25

A PIPING CROCK OF MUSSELS
simmered in a white wine, garlic, pernod, shallot broth 10.75

CLAMS CASINO
6 littleneck clams baked with smoked bacon, shallots, red pepper, white wine,topped with garlic herb butter 9.25

WHITE HORSE NACHOS
pile of house made corn tortilla chips smothered with melted jack and cheddar cheeses, red onion, jalapenos and a little chili, with sides of sour cream and salsa. 9.50

CHICKEN WINGS
tasty seasoned wings with either a red hot honey glaze or our Korean sesame barbecue sauce - served with celery & blue cheese dipping sauce 9.50

QUESADILLA
three cheese with green chiles in a flour tortilla, with sides of sour cream and salsa. 6.75
Add grilled spicy chicken for an additional - 4.00

GREAT BURGERS

CLASSIC PUB BURGER - 8.75
with or without cheese, lettuce, tomato on a toasted Kaiser roll.
Add $1 for each:Apple wood smoked bacon - caramelized onions - sauteed wild mushrooms
- charred poblano chilies
Add a Fried Egg (to any burger) with our Absolute Bloody Mary Sauce for 2.25

HOUSE SIGNATURE BURGER
extravagant, succulent and juicy, a really most excellent burger. Utilizing 1/2 lb.of our exclusive blend of black angus sirloin, brisket and short rib, with apple wood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, romaine leaf, tomato, and our special seasoned sage derby blue cheese sauce on a toasted buttered brioche. 12.50

AKAUSHI BURGER
8oz of Wagyu Kobe style beef on a toasted, buttered brioche roll with your choice of trimmings: apple wood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, sauteed wild mushrooms, charred poblano chilies, spicy sriracha ketchup. 13.75

CHEDDAR CRUNCH BURGER
Our exclusive flavorful, burger blend with melted black diamond cheddar, seasoning mix, lettuce, tomato and crunch, on a toasted buttered bun. 11.75

BLACK DIAMOND BURGER
juicy, sumptuous and flavorful, our 8oz burger blend, from the griddle with our
special secret sauce, caramelized dijon mustard, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion ring, served on a toasted buttered brioche roll 12.50

WHITE HORSE BURGER AU POIVRE
Our 8oz.signature mix grilled served with a Dijon, Cognac, Creme Fraiche, Three Peppercorn Sauce, topped with Watercress on a toasted buttered Brioche roll 12.75

RED KNIGHT FIRE BURGER
Our juicy burger blend with fire roasted jalapenos, poblano chilies, red pepper and chipotle mayonnaise, topped with apple wood smoked bacon, monterey jack cheese, caramelized onions and served on a toasted brioche 12.50

VEGGIE BURGER
- Our freshly made garden patty, of quinoa, black bean, sunflower seeds, vegetables & herbs, grilled and nestled between fire roasted peppers, grilled tomatoes, garlic oil and sautéed baby spinach, served on a toasted Kaiser roll 11.75
Add $1 for each: caramelized onions - sautéed wild mushrooms - charred poblano chilies

ALL BURGERS ARE COOKED TO ORDER AND COME WITH OUR MIX OF BRITISH FRIES AND A SMATTERING OF SWEET POTATO FRIES.

ENTREES
Meats - Fish - Pasta - Pies

STEAKHOUSE SHEPHERDS PIE
savory ground sirloin, carrots, peas, onions, seasonings and rich gravy, topped with mashed potatoes and individually baked, a delicious, enduring British tradition. 16.25

BANGERS & MASH
sauteed British style farmhouse pork sausages with whipped mashed potatoes and onion gravy. 14.75

BLACK TRUFFLE MEATLOAF
Our signature ground sirloin blended with Wagyu Kobe style beef, bacon, panko, onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, truffle oil & herbs, smoked bacon wrapped, baked and served with an onion demi-glace, mashed potatoes & sautéed vegetables 17.75

CHICKEN POT PIE
dating back to medieval times, a really good pot pie was an important element of any royal chef's repertoire - this would definitely win the King's favor - tender pieces of chicken, celery, carrots, peas, onions and herbs, baked in a rich sauce with a little chardonnay and cream, topped with a light buttery flaky crust 16.75

GUINNESS BEEF STEW
angus beef, carrots, onions, mushrooms, Guinness, herbs and our seasoning blend, slow roasted to perfection - served with mashed potatoes 19

PORK OSSO BUCCO
pomegranate and port wine slow braised pork osso bucco, served with crispy brussel sprouts in a roasted acorn squash with butter mashed potatoes and port demi-glace 21

HERBED GOAT CHEESE & BACON STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH PENNE PASTA wrapped with prosciutto & baked with cherry tomatoes, herbs, garlic served with Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta 19

STEAK FRITES BEARNAISE
7oz. Filet Mignon served with a lush Bearnaise sauce, rosemary and parmesan crispy fried potatoes and grilled asparagus 24

NY STEAK
a 12oz aged choice black angus strip sirloin: flavorful, tender and juicy, char grilled and served with a red wine shallot reduction, mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. 23.50

PUB STEAK
tasty, grilled petite sirloin, served with Roquefort sauce, British fries and sauteed vegetables. 16.75

CHESTNUT BEER SLOW BRAISED SHORT RIBS
served with a brandy peppercorn sauce, gorgonzola mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables 23

CHIKEN TIKKA MASALA
classic flavorful Chicken Curry with tender marinated breast pieces, slow simmered with tomato, yogurt, garam masala, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, banana, served with Jasmine Rice, Naan Bread and Mango Chutney 18.50

DUCK CASSOULET
traditional boneless confit of Duck baked with andouille sausage, pancetta, white beans, smoked bacon, onions, garlic, tomatoes 21.50

PERSIAN LAMB KOFTAS
exotic and flavorful grilled lamb skewers with tomatoes, onions and peppers, marinated in garlic, olive oil, spices, mint and rosemary - grilled and served over raisin basmati rice with a cucumber, mint, yogurt dipping sauce and a spicy harissa sauce 18.75

COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES
scallops, gruyere cheese, mushrooms, onions, cream
baked and served with a surround of buttered mashed potatoes 22

MOULES FRITES
a steaming pot of prince edward island mussels simmered in a herb seasoned broth with loads of white wine, shallots, a little cream and a touch of pernod, served with garlic toast and a side of fries. 18.75

SUPERIOR FISH AND CHIPS
fresh cod in a light golden fried batter with British fries and tartar sauce - malt vinegar and ketchup. 15.75

A GATHERING OF DRUNKEN SHRIMP over TOMATO & ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
Vodka marinated large shrimp, chili dusted, sautéed in olive oil, garlic, herbs & lemon, with a balsamic pomegranate reduction served over a 'Back Forty' Risotto with Asparagus and Tomato, featuring Arethusa Dairy farmers cheese 22

WHITE HORSE SEAFOOD BAKE
Clams, mussels, shrimp, salmon, calamari, onions, corn, potatoes, garlic and fennel with a touch of pernod and lots of white wine, baked in an iron crock and served with garlic toast 22.50
ADD: 3 SEA SCALLOPS..6 - 5oz LOBSTER TAIL..8 - SPICY ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE..3

SLOW ROASTED SALMON
Honey & coriander glazed, served with an almond basil pesto and topped with an avocado salsa, served with parmesan orzo 19.75

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI
with crumbled goat cheese, toasted pecans and a sage madeira cream sauce 16.75

CAVATAPPI PASTA
with Broccoli Rabe & Sweet Sausage, olive oil, garlic, herbs, parmesan 17.25 (Vegetarian option with Broccoli Rabe, Sun dried Tomatoes, Cauliflower florets, Asparagus, Fire Roasted Red Pepper, olive oil, garlic, parmesan 16.75)

VEGETABLE KORMA
mild and flavorful vegetarian curry, with its beginnings in the 16th century Maharajas Palace, served with basmati rice, naan bread and chutney 17.50

VEGETABLE NAPOLEON
individually baked with Asparagus, Portobello Mushroom Cap, Eggplant, Goat Cheese Cream, Butternut Squash, Yellow Squash & Zuchini, Parmesan with a Smoked Tomato Romesco Sauce and topped with Golden Puff Pastry 16.25

SIDES - $3.50

British fries - Sweet potato fries - Crispy fried thin onion rings - Mashed potatoes - Garlic sauteed spinach - Crispy Brussel Sprouts - Steamed or Sauteed Vegetable mix
Additional $4 for: Truffle Mac & Cheese - Tomato or Asparagus Risotto

KIDS MENU 6.75
BANGER AND MASH
MINI CHICKEN POT PIE with a potato puff crust
FISH AND CHIPS
AMAZING WHITE HORSE CHICKEN CRUNCH & CHIPS
GRILLED CHEESE AND CHIPS
CHEESEBURGER AND CHIPS
MAC AND THREE CHEESE
THREE CHEESE QUESADILLA

PLEASE ASK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR DEDICATED - VEGETARIAN - GLUTEN FREE -
VEGAN and CHILDREN'S PLOW TO PLATE MENU


OPEN 7 DAYS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER FROM 11 TO 10
BAR UNTIL CLOSE


NOTE: All Menus are current but are also subject to change

WINES BY THE GLASS
ALL WINES BY THE GLASS ARE WINE SPECTATOR RATED AND ROBERT PARKER RECOMMENDED
WHITE
CHATEAU SOUVERAIN CHARDONNAY 8
RUFFINA LUMINA PINOT GRIGIO 7
BRANCOTT SAUVINGNON BLANC 8
BLUFELD RIESLING 8
ROSE DOMAINE DU TARIQUET - FRANCE 8
ROSE D'ANJOU PROVENCE FRANCE 8

RED
FOREST GLENN MERLOT 8
XPLORADOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 7
SEVEN DAUGHTERS PINOT NOIR 8
MALBEC TRIVENTO RESERVE 9
BIG RED MONSTER MERITAGE 8

Draught Beers
OLD SPECKLED HEN - GUINNESS - BASS - STELLA ARTOIS - 5
PLUS 4 FINE AND TASTY ALES ON ROTATING TAPS 7
COORS LIGHT 4
Bottles - BUD - BUD LIGHT - BUD LIGHT LIME - MILLER LIGHT - MICHELOB ULTRA 4
SAM ADAMS - SAM SEASONAL - NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE -
FLYING DOG - BLUE MOON - HEINEKEN - AMSTEL - CORONA - SMITHWICKS - KALIBER 5
OLD STONE IPA - OLD CRAFTY HEN - CRISPIN CIDER (sweet) - SAMUEL SMITH PALE ALE - SAMUEL SMITH OATMEAL STOUT 6
ST. PETERS OLD STYLE LIMITED PORTER 16oz 9

SHOP - LOGO - TEE SHIRTS 15 - SWEATSHIRTS 24 - HOODIE 28 - HATS 12 - DOUBLE PRINTED M/C & LOGO TEE SHIRT LONG OR SHORT SLEEVE 20 - "I RULE AT THE WHITE HORSE" MUG 12 - BEER OR WINE GLASS 10 - 12oz PUB SAUCE 8 - CHIP POT 15 - DOGGIE TEE SHIRT 15 - 20 WHITE HORSE STAMPS 15 -
BUMPER STICKER FREE


RIDICULOUSLY GOOD DESSERTS


All desserts are hand made daily in house

ROYAL MELTING CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE CAKE - 8
just oozing warm Belgian chocolate served with golden vanilla ice cream

BANOFFI PIE - 6
an English dessert, favored by the Palace, a banana, toffee, cream pie kind of thing, that is delicious

GRAND DUCHESS STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING - 7
served warm and draped in a buttery toffee sauce

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS CHEESECAKE - a most remarkable individual cheesecake on a toasted pecan base served with a spun sugar crisp 8

CHOCOLATE WITH FRIENDS - 8 Belgium Chocolate Ganache covering English Toffee, Pretzel, Peanut Butter Cream and Salted Caramel on a Chocolate Crumb base

KEY LIME TART - 7
the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, with a Raspberry Tequila Sauce

CREPES PRINCESSE - 8
the Prince of Wales in 1895 famously renamed this delicious dish, crepes suzette, after one of his favorite dinner companions - grand marnier, orange and lemon zest, cognac, sugar and butter, all simmered together with the crepes, and topped with whipped cream

ULTIMATE S'MORE PIE 8
Belgium Chocolate, peanut butter, toasted marshmallow, graham cracker crust and a little smoke

CREME BRULLEE- 6
light vanilla custard with a crisp carmelized crust

WISDOM PIE - 8
butterscotch and caramel with an oat cookie crust served with golden vanilla ice cream

APPLE CRISPI CRUMBLEE - Apple, raisin, orange simmered with ginger, amaretto and cinnamon
topped with crumblees, served with an orange caramel toffee sauce and golden vanilla ice cream 8

ENGLISH TOFFEE PECAN PIE - 6
cooked slowly with just the right amount of sweetness, we add a jigger of Scotch for good measure

PEAR BELLE HELENE - 7
a truly enduring classic, originally created to celebrate Offenbach's opera in 19th century Paris, tender sugar poached pear, rich warm Belgian chocolate sauce - toasted almonds-vanilla ice cream

ICE CREAMS - 5.00
SORBET - 5.00

NOTE: Can be subject to change.

We use only certified fair trade dark roast organic coffee and Harney & Sons Teas

OPEN 7 DAYS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER FROM 11 TO 10
BAR UNTIL CLOSE


ADDITIONAL PARKING IS AVAILABLE ACROSS STREET




SOME OF THE ARTIFACTS OF THE WHITE HORSE

BEHIND THE BAR IS AN INDIAN SCOUT MOTORCYCLE FROM
1920
- THIS WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION FOR THE BIKE THAT EVENTUALLY EVOLVED INTO THE CHIEF - WITH REVOLUTIONARY ENGINEERING - THIS BIKE WAS FAR AHEAD OF ITS TIME - IT BECAME THE OBSESSION OF BURT MUNROE WHO EVENTUALLY BROKE THE LAND SPEED RECORD AT 200 MPH - AFTER MUCH TINKERING

1488 - CASTLE LAND DEED FROM NORTHERN FRANCE
- THE PART THAT ENGLAND ONCE OCCUPIED, WRITTEN IN OLD FRENCH ON PARCHMENT -No longer valid,I think ?

16TH CENTURY TAVERN TABLE - IN CONTINUOUS USE FOR OVER 400 YEARS, FROM A ROYAL CASTLE - I bet a lot of good ale, victuals, and lively chatter have been absorbed by that oak

AN UNUSUAL PAMPHLET FROM PARLIAMENT 1649
- Lord Fairfax, as commander of the army, declaring loyalty to parliament, just after King Charles I was deposed, during the climax of the civil war. This broadside would have been placed in town squares and important taverns for all to read.

1840 PUB SIGN - from the original White Horse pub - Mayfair, London, well ingrained with Victorian fog

DOCUMENT WITH ORIGINAL SEAL SIGNED BY WILLIAM CLOPTON THE XXI DAY OF JANUARY IN THE 41ST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVREIGN LADY ELIZABETH BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF ENGLAND FRANCE AND IRELAND QUEEN DEFENDER OF THE FAITH 1599 - from one of the noblest families in the land, he had a politically arranged marriage to his cousin Anne in 1586 (he was 12 and she 9) eventually inherited all estates, lived in Stratford upon Avon, where in 1597, he rented the house next to him, called new place to his good friend William Shakespeare, who subsequently purchased it in 1599. Records indicate this was the second biggest house in town, Clopton retaining the biggest. Must have had great dinner conversations when his friends came over. Shakespeare it is said based the character of Ophelia from Hamlet, after a Clopton personal incident also Juliet was similarly inspired by the very colorful Clopton family..

ELIZABETHAN CHEST - geometric shapes fashionable on furniture through the sixteenth century - old hard oak with ancient worm holes - I can only imagine the changing fashions and items those drawers have seen for over 400 years, and now it is a time to hold your menus ..

1597 MANUSCRIPT WITH THE GREAT SEAL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH 1 - One of only a handful in existence, as carved by Nicholas Hilliard, and used exclusively by the Queen on matters of great importance.- scholarship rights had to be granted to the British Museum - Her Majesty's Government did insist after all - perhaps the scholars can enjoy a pint of old speckled hen and a signature burger, whilst at their studies.

1675 FIRST ENGLISH NEWSPAPER - The London Gazette, bringing news from around Europe, speaking of Armarda's and Men of War Galleons, of Banquets attended by persons of quality and the first advert, which was a lost and found for a little dog !

MARTHA WASHINGTON - SWATCH OF HER WEDDING DRESS 1759
Swatch of Martha Washington's Wedding Dress from her marriage to Colonel George Washington January 6th.1759. This fragment is of a Rich Gold Brocade material and is attached to a letter written by George L. Upshur, her Great Great Great Grandson in 1915 to his girlfriend, proposing marriage - She said yes and carefully preserved this important artifact. - Upshur's Mother was the Grandneice of George Washington Parke Custis - The Grandson of Martha Washington - through her first marriage to Daniel Parke Custis - from the note by Upshur "Mrs Washington's attire on the occasion of her wedding to General Washington was overdress of yellow brocade, silver bodice & silver petticoat trimmed with lace pearls & lilac slippers." The marriage took place in New Kent County, Virginia at the White House Plantation. A replica of the yellow brocade wedding dress is on display at Mt. Vernon.

1827 GLASS WINE FLAGON - in original basket

CHARLES DICKENS - PURCHASE OF 160 BOTTLES OF 1834 PORT
Check Drawn on Coutts Bank - 6 March 1865 -
for 142 pounds 18 shillings & 10 pence
Made out to John Humphrey (The Lord Mayor of London)
In a letter "Your brother Mr. William Humphrey has informed me that you will be so very kind as to bid for me at the sale of wine tomorrow.... 'I shall be very glad to lay out from 100 to 150 pounds on the '34 Port taking the smaller range if it should go at very high prices and the larger if it should go at eight or nine guineas per dozen.'

16thc. - ORNATE CARVED FINIAL BRACKETS - either side of the front door came from a Royal four poster bed

1592 - PAIR OF ROYAL COURT CHEST PANELS - from an enormous chest discovered in an Elizabethan Stately Home etched with dates 15 & 92

1480 circa - OAK PANEL CARVED FIGURE - mounted above Elizabethan Chest

WINSTON CHURCHILL - signed photograph sent by his daughter in 1954, the actress Sarah Beauchamp, to her US immigration officer.

CELTIC BRONZE RING - over 2200 years old - for both status and wealth.

FENDER GUITAR SIGNED BY MICK, KEITH, RON AND CHARLIE OF THE ROLLING STONES - original triptych by Henry Dilz 1978 and 1979 Paris Concert Tickets.

HORSE BRASSES - Used since medieval times and even mentioned by Chaucer, some of these are up to 200 years old. They were used to decorate the bridles and harnesses of the Shire Horses. With designs both personal and also symbolic of the villages or counties. Similar to customizing or decorating a truck today, in fact as trucks started to replace these beautiful and massive shire horses, the decorative brasses were often placed on the beams, in the village pub. A tradition that continues...

LYRICS TO REVOLUTION BY JOHN LENNON - Flanked by signed framed portrait go Ghandi and a Christmas card from Martin other King


On the Deck - On the Patio - On the River
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