Welcome to The White Horse Inn
Behind a rather unprepossessing facade, lies a genuine slice of foodie heaven - included in the Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs 2009.
This once almost derelict spit and sawdust pub now boasts a beautiful dining room, stunning barn conversion and romantic Mediterranean style courtyard. The award winning chefs take pride in using all the fabulous produce that Devon has to offer from its tors to its shores using only local artisans wherever possible. The fayre can best be described as modern British/Mediterranean fusion, and whilst the food is high quality the atmosphere remains lively and informal.
Enjoy a romantic, alfresco supper in the beautiful Italianate courtyard in the summer and languish by the roaring log fire in the bar or the stunning, double height, granite barn in the winter.
The award winning chefs cook with great passion and flair, reflected in the memorable dining experience that awaits you. Brixham crab, lobster, scallops and wild Cornish sea bass are menu favourites, as are Moreton lamb, Devon Ruby beef and locally reared rare breed pork. With a burgeoning reputation for the quality of the Mediterranean inspired food and decor, fabulous real ales and wines, it is a best kept secret to many of its regulars. Come and see why for yourself.
Albeit there is a great emphasis on food, the White Horse is still a thriving drinking pub for locals and visitors alike, and has become renowned for the high quality music that is on offer on a regular basis. Previous gigs include names like Dawn Kinnard, Martha Tilston, Steve Tilston, John Hegley, Martin Harley, Dana Wylie, Ron Truman-Border and American Blues guitarist Steve James.
A regular event is the yearly Moretonhampstead Music Day, where a wealth of local talent is on display. There is music on two stages from noon until midnight plus storytelling and face painting for the children. On this one day of the year, our award winning chefs turn into burger jockeys, offering quality snacks all day and night. A fun day out for the whole family.
About The White Horse Inn
At the heart of this thriving Dartmoor community lies a genuine slice of foodie heaven.
Over the past two years the current owners have lovingly restored this once spit and sawdust venue bringing all of their European culinary experience to bear in transforming The White Horse into a destination dining experience.
The pub sits right at the heart of Moretonhampstead and whilst the food side of the business has been fundamental to its success, it has not lost sight of its place within the community and its duty to provide something for everybody. It is for this reason that regular live gigs have been at the cornerstone of The Horse’s transformation.
The same ethos and quality control which governs the kitchen is applied in equal measure to the live entertainment itinerary and over the last two years some amazing names have played here live.
The White Horse is still a work in progress and within the next 2/3 years hopes to be able to extend its welcome to overnight guests as the major rebuild of the first and second floors is completed. But for now visitors will have to be content with fantastic award winning ales and wines, world class musicians and entertainers, and of course an unforgettable meal.
Location of The White Horse Inn
Moretonhampstead is often called the gateway to the High Moor.
It sits sheltered by hills and the beautiful Wray valley and is right on the edge of the stunning scenery of Dartmoor. Any road you might choose to take will present you with gorgeous vistas and breathtaking scenery from the lush hills of the valley to the bleak wilderness of Dartmoor. The village is the perfect point from which to explore the area, and there are plenty of high quality bed & breakfasts offering accommodation year round.
Moretonhampstead is only 15 miles from Exeter on the scenic B3212, but once you are here you will feel transported to a different world altogether. The White Horse is situated on the square in Moretonhampstead. We do not have parking facilities, but the two public car parks are both within 100 yards of the pub.