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 pub at the heart of the community, with a reputation for great food and excellent service.
Dreaming of expanding and offering a different type of guest 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.
Here’s what our guests are saying
“What a little cracker! Our room was beautifully styled – perfect combination of styling and comfort. A great big bed with a luxurious mattress & bedding and a charming bathroom with claw foot bath and shower.
The food? Divine! Simple as that.
And the hospitality? The team couldn’t do enough for us and you can tell that they’re a contented and happy team who love what they do.”
“Perfect gem, absolutely loved our stay here! The decor, quality of the food offering, super friendly staff.”
“Comfortable luxury at a fair price. Everything was wonderful, very comfy bed and everything was freshly decorated, lovely bathroom with white company products, delicious snacks and a really good breakfast! I’d definitely visit again.”
“Quaint village just outside Canterbury, a newly refurbished 16th Century building with an impeccable mix of old and freshly minted cleanliness. The room was excellent quality all around, from beds to bath.”
“Always a very warm welcome, wonderful atmosphere & scrumptious food. Nothing is too much trouble & it always feels like a stylish home from home.”
“We stayed in the Nightingale Suite and were blown away with all the little extra touches which really demonstrate the amount of care and attention gone into the recent renovation. Homemade treats on check-in, White Company toiletries, high-thread towelling robes, ‘proper’ coffee and exquisite bedding were just some of the highlights in an extensive list of highlights!”
“My husband and I had a wonderful time at your hotel. The staff were perfect, the room was gorgeous (one of the best night sleep we experienced in a hotel) and we have been in many hotels. The meal we had was no less then Michelin star. We would recommend the White Horse Boughton to everyone. We will be returning next year.”
“We recently had a wonderful stay at The White Horse in Boughton and have already recommended it to lots of our friends. We stayed in the Nightingale Suite and were blown away with all the little extra touches which really demonstrate the amount of care and attention gone into the recent renovation.
Great accommodation, great food and even better cocktails.”
“A fabulous dinner. We shared a few snacks and a starter to make a ‘tapas’ of seafood to begin. To follow tender pink lamb with risotto, duck pancakes and tempura avocado! Excellent wine selection to complement. We were blown away by the food and very impressed with the service. Knowledgeable and charismatic waiting staff.”
“Just had a fabulous dinner – menu offers a great variety of dishes – don’t miss out on the snack plates – so tasty. All staff were attentive and very friendly. We’ll be back.”
“We are so fortunate to have The White Horse on our doorstep. The food is stunning!! They have a fantastic selection of great wine and cocktails. We loved it and will continue to visit. The staff made us feel welcome and gave us an amazing experience.”
“Everything was incredible, especially the food – it is not to be missed! Very nice cosy atmosphere, all the little details.”