The White Horse in Whepstead, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk opened on 29th October 2009 following an extensive refurbishment. Owners Gary and Di Kingshott are well known in the area for running the highly regarded, award-winning, Beehive Pub in Horringer for the last 25 years. After moving to Whepstead they spotted the potential in the large charming pub with its spacious dining rooms, garden, plenty of parking and wonderful rural public footpaths. Now fully refurbished The White Horse is a perfect destination to enjoy a well kept Suffolk Ale and a hearty meal.
Built in the 17th Century, with later Victorian additions, this country pub offers a series of cosy rooms where the walls are adorned with curious objects and art, some especially commissioned, collected through the years by Gary and Di, a large spacious copper topped bar, an open fire and comfortable wooden tables and chairs make you feel instantly at home. Personal touches make this pub particularly memorable. With a nostalgic nod The Tuck Shop sells sweeties, chocolate and ice-cream - not only essential for the locals with a late night sweet tooth - visiting children with no room for dessert but plenty of room for an ice-lolly will be equally delighted. Expect to see Gary and Di’s adored dog Skye who feels perfectly at home gently greeting customers or snoozing in a corner.
The White Horse welcomes children but don’t expect a separate “children’s” menu as Gary and Di believe that children should be able to have whatever their parents can and willingly offer half portions of most dishes off the menu.
Judging from the early response The White Horse is expected to be popular very quickly so if you can, phone in advance whenever possible, to guarantee a table. If you don't have time to make a booking do please just turn up as we try never to turn anyone away - as long as you don’t mind having a drink at the bar until a table becomes free.