The White Horse in Shenley re-opens its doors...
(4th December 2007)
The White Horse re-opened its doors on Friday, 9th November 2007 following a major refurbishment by the Warwickshire based Classic Country Pub Design Company costing a substantial six figure sum. This Grade II listed pub and restaurant closed its doors on 23 September and has been lovingly restored and transformed into a stylish drinking and dining destination during the seven week period.
Located on the London Road in the centre of Shenley, the White Horse will re-open with a team of 20 staff (previously 15) headed up by new General Manager Paul Brown. Originally from Newcastle, Paul, aged 26, joins the White Horse from the very successful Merlin pub and restaurant in Alderley Edge where he was General Manager.
Shenley is an attractive village with a history stretching back a thousand years or more. Its fascinating past includes a mention in the Domesday Book and a cricket ground said to have been laid by the world famous cricketer W G Grace.
Drinkers and diners alike will be able to enjoy the organic, earthy décor which perfectly complements the traditional features of this cosy local pub and restaurant. Comfy leather couches, teak tables and exposed beams will furnish the interior, seating 90 in the dining area, with further seating for up to 100 on the terrace for al fresco dining in the summer months. An intriguing blend of old and new artefacts and large, log burning fires will complete the new look.
An inviting oak topped bar will draw you to the comprehensive choice of super chilled continental beers including Peroni, Edelweiss, Biere Moretti, Staropramen and Amstel, as well as award winning English cask ales waiting to be served by friendly staff. An added feature is draught wine on tap which will be served by the glass or carafe.
Steve Fowler, former head chef of the popular Orange Tree in Totteridge, and his team will be preparing mouth-watering dishes including Fillet Steak with Horseradish Mash & Baby Spinach (£17.50), Quattro Formaggi Pizza (£7.50), Lasagne with Chicken, Blue Cheese & Spinach (£9.50), Duck Confit with Honey and Orange Roasted Roots (£13.00) and Fish of the Day. Desserts start at £4.50 Lighter dishes, bar snacks and daily specials ensure there will be something for everyone.