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Serving locals and travellers since the 1500s

The White Horse is one of Britain's oldest inns and with its thatched roof, oak beams, log fires and warm welcome, is probably one of its most beautiful as well.

See us on TV in Lethal White!

It was certainly our olde-worlde character that caught the attention of JK Rowling, who wrote about us in her Lethal White books, which are being screened as a BBC series - with us included, too, in a number of scenes. Fame at last!

About Us

Built in Elizabethan times, The White Horse at Woolstone is almost 500 years old and is set in the olde worlde village of Woolstone, in the heart of the Vale of Whitehorse; 11 miles from Swindon, 5 miles from Faringdon and 7 miles from Wantage.

Thomas Hughes of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays fame is said to have written his books here and The White Horse is mentioned in J.K.Rowling's new book, Lethal White.

- 6 en-suite rooms, all with excellent water pressure
- Award-winning food
- Private functions, weddings
- Perfect for weekend breaks
- Historical attractions nearby
- Dog friendly

Popular with locals, tourists and all those who love good food and top class accommodation, the pub is perfect for those who enjoy walking and exploring the visual delights of the nearby White Horse Hill, the Ridgeway and other ancient monuments.


The pub was taken over in January 2017 by Shaun & Emma Davis. They have had over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry but feel truly at home at The White Horse.

At their previous pub, Shaun & Emma won the Good Pub Guide's award for Gloucestershire Dining Pub of the Year in 2003 & 2007, as well as Le Routier's National Dining Pub of the Year in 2004. Since 2007, Emma has been busy bringing up twin daughters.