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White Horse at Ampfield

Winchester Road, AMPFIELD, SO51 9BQ

With roots as a pilgrims' inn in the 16th century, the timber-framed White Horse is the only pub in the village in which The Rev W. Awdry, Thomas the Tank Engine's creator, lived as a boy. The building is home to three large inglenooks, the one in the public bar having an iron fireback decorated with the crest of Charles I and hooks on which to hang bacon sides for smoking. Typical dishes are mushroom mille feuille with mixed bean and chickpea cassoulet and pea purée; roast chicken breast with sweet chilli and honey sauce; and smoked trout with new potatoes and salad.

Further information

Tel: 01794 368356
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen & Original


All day all week
11-11 (Sun 12-9)


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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From Winchester take A3040, then A3090 towards Romsey. Ampfield in 7m. Or M3 junct 13, A335 (signed Chandler's Ford). At lights right onto B3043, follow Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate then Hursley signs. Left onto A3090 to Ampfield

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