Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse. They serve a full range of draught beer, real ales , wines and spirits for your personal enjoyment.It’s hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic. One of Hollywood’s most romantic films ‘The Holiday,’ starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there. In fact, the charms of Shere have lured the creators of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘Bridget Jones; The Edge of Reason,’ and ‘The Wedding Date’ and ‘Molly Moon’ too. In its former life, The White Horse was a 15th century farmhouse called; ‘The Cripps,’ and it became an inn sometime in the 17th century. It is also rumoured to be a former smugglers’ pub after a secret cellar was discovered during extensive renovations. Authentic timbers taken from Nelson’s ship, ‘Victory,’ are thought to be part of the pub, and there are also some traditional village stocks on the premises too. Inside, private spaces, nooks and crannies set the scene for romantic dining whilst, outside, a shaded courtyard ensures the perfect setting for eating al fresco. Come rain or shine, The White Horse is a must for lovers of traditional British country pubs.
If you have a passion for traditional country pub food and drink in beautiful, historic settings, you’ll love The White Horse. Come and find out why one of Hollywood’s most romantic films of recent years, ‘The Holiday,’ was filmed here! Book a table online today.