The White Horse Inn


The White Horse Inn Compton Bassett, Calne, SN11 8RG

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The White Horse Inn is delighted to announce we have recently been awarded AA 4 Star Gold for our Bed & Breakfast, AA Breakfast Award, our restaurant has been awarded 1 Rosette and we are also recommended and listed in the Michelin Restaurant Guide for several consecutive years. If you would like to dine within our restaurant for an evening meal we would be most grateful if you could reserve your table upon booking to avoid any disappointment. Now a little bit about us.

. . . . . . We are an award Winning, family run 18th century country inn. Beautifully positioned in the Wiltshire countryside, we are only a few miles from the Avebury stone circle, Marlborough & Bath. Our area is famed for its' crop circles in the early Summer. We have 8 superb newly renovated en-suite bedrooms, all with flat screen digital (freeview) TV's, tea/coffee making facilities and heated towel rails in the bathrooms. Two of our rooms are on the first floor and one room has a bath only. If you do have specific requirements please feel free to contact us and we would be delighted to assist you in any way we can. Set on a few acres our accommodation is a separate annex to the pub & restaurant, with most of our rooms overlooking our resident pets in our paddock. We are a Free House and have a wide selection of bitters (come and try our local real ales - we are CAMRA accredited) and lagers, an excellent wine list and a wide range of single malts. All our food is prepared on the premises using the finest local ingredients where possible, meals can be tailored for if required. We specialise in traditional English Fayre, fresh fish & local seasonal game. You can eat in the bar or the restaurant. We are proud to announce we have recently received a very prestigious award - Winners of the Best Restaurant & Pub Award for Wiltshire 2012. We are also recommended by Alastair Sawday's 'Special Places to Stay'. 'Exceptional Places to Stay' The Daily Telegraph. Please note we are now serving food: Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm Wednesday - Saturday from 12 noon - 9pm Sunday 12 noon - 3pm Breakfast is served in our restaurant Monday - Friday 7. 30am - 9. 00am Saturday & Sunday 8. 30am - 9. 30am Our check-in times are between 3pm - 9pm (please go to bar on arrival, please note we close 9pm on Sunday and 10pm on Mondays. Check In is required before these times. ) We ask you to vacate your room by 10. 30am. We look forward to welcoming you. . .

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Showing Thursday 28 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015

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Family friendly
Cots available
Car parking available onsite
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast to go
In room entertainment
TV, Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room
Ground floor bedrooms

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From 15:00 hours
Until 10:30 hours
Important information
The rates for The White Horse Inn in Calne are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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98% would recommend it to a friend


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  • E Cambridge

  • May 2015

Lovely peaceful setting, fantastic food

We stayed for 2 nights to be in the area for a family party.

The room was clean, warm, stocked with everything we needed (including some yummy crisps) and looked out onto their animals - sheep, pigs and geese. The bed was particularly comfortable and the location was very quiet which meant we had a really good nights sleep. Breakfast was a good selection of continental and cooked, definitely set us up well for the days. We ate at the restaurant one evening and the food deserves a special mention. The service was very efficient and our meals were amazing, we managed 3 courses each and couldn't fault any of them. We have now stayed here (and eaten) twice and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Barbara D

  • May 2015

Will be coming back with friends

I cannot say enough good things about the White Horse.

I was greeted warmly upon arrival, and given an explanation of procedures. Check in is the bar, which is a bit odd, but you do get to know both the locals and fellow guests right away. One table of them said I hoped their party did not disturb me later, but the noise did not carry much from other rooms, and not at all from the bar, which is good, because the place was packed with guests, locals, dogs, and folks in for the restaurant. All were friendly, but I think I might have had a better time if I were sharing a table (yes, I did invite people to share my small table). I had been upgraded to a double room on the ground floor, which had a lovely view of the local sheep and ducks, and of a patio which I could not find my way out to. I didn't want to push too hard on the doors for fear of breaking them, so I just took pictures through the glass. Other folks had found a way to enjoy their patio seating, however. The welcome tray was incredible. Two bags of kettle chips, Glastonbury still and sparkling water, a plentiful bowl of tea and coffee options, and 4 cookies from the kitchen. The bathroom held a lovely assortment of body care products that smelled heavenly, and the shower was hot and powerful. There is a TV, but not a user-friendly guide. There is no phone in the room, and as the clock was not plugged in and set, you might find yourself without a wake-up call, which could be an issue as breakfast is only on for one hour. It was also an issue as I needed a cab to get into town, could not call one myself, and was told no staff are around to help until 8am, rough when you need a cab there at 9. As there is no power strip, you have to unplug lamps if you need to plug in your computer, but there is free wifi in both guest rooms and the bar.

I had asked about dinner since I had not prebooked, and was told there was one small table left in the bar, but when I returned from dropping my bags in the room, there was someone sitting at it, and it appeared to be a worker going off shift. Do book ahead for meals. You will want to eat here, and it will be full. There is a good sized wine list, which could use some pairing suggestions, as there is no sommelier, and the place is extremely busy, so getting help is difficult. I had the cream of celeriac soup, which was nice, but could have used a touch of personality, like perhaps some white pepper to offset some of the sweetness. The pea and mint risotto had a similar issue. It was tasty, and the addition of the pea tendrils was nice, but it was a little bland. The stars of the meal were actually the homemade herbed rolls and the best chocolate dessert I khave had in the country. Ben's chocolate orange offering from Master Chef was so good I took it with me so as not to waste any. There was a large orange seed on my plate which could have ruined things had I not noticed it. I did call it to the landlady's notice, and she said it showed they were using real fruit. Breakfast the next day offered a number of choices including the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which I had, the full English had by most of the room, a lovely fresh fruit salad, freshly baked pastries and more. It can be had for £12.95 if you are not a hotel guest. Probably worth it, but very slow service. I finally got help with the cab from Zoe, the woman cleaning the bar, and made it to my meeting on time. This place would be perfect sacs romantic getaway. I will be back, definitely to eat, and will bring friends.

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