Formerly a 16th century coaching inn, Natalie and Andrew Hennessy have lovingly renovated this charming building. Inside you’ll find rooms flooded with natural light, traditional open fireplaces and original beams, complimented by tasteful décor and carefully selected furniture. Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find a warm welcome, exquisite food and a perfect night’s sleep in one of our elegant guest rooms.
Originally growing up in Whitstable and training as a chef in Kent, Natalie found early culinary success at The Dorchester in London before moving to Australia and opening her own bistro. In 2018 Natalie and Andrew decided to move back to Kent and begin a new culinary adventure. With their flair and passion, they transformed The East Kent Pub in Whitstable into a thriving gastropub at the heart of the community, with a reputation for great food and excellent service.
Dreaming of expanding and offering a different type of culinary experience to The East Kent, it seemed like fate when the opportunity arose to renovate The White Horse. Natalie has fond childhood memories of Sunday Lunch at The White Horse, with her family having deep connections to the area going back four generations to her great grandfather. Her grandfather and father worked in the hop fields for Shepherd Neame, whose beer can still be found served on tap here today.
The White Horse’s innovative menu is inspired by Natalie’s classic French training and extensive travels, combining culinary flavours from across the world.
Our food is cooked with passion, skill and attention to detail, served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Whether you’re joining us for lunch with friends, celebrating a special occasion or simply want a delicious meal, we endeavour to provide a warm welcome and attentive service to make any occasion feel special.