The Perfect Venue for a Party.
Celebrating a good friends *cough* 40th *cough, we all rocked up in 80s fancy dress.
With 5 George Micheal's and two Adam ants, I'm not sure how the bar staff coped with our atrocious costume and our excessive drinking habits, but they took it all in their stride and were polite and efficient throughout the night. (At least I always had a drink in my hand from what I recall).
We had the whole pub to ourselves, which for a venue sooo central on a Saturday night is a treat to say the least. The place itself was perfect for us. Lots of space to dance, booths and cubbies, psychedelic wall paper in the ladies and a little stage all set up for DJ and speeches.
There's some really reasonably priced Thia food on the menu, which smelled divine. I'm afraid after a few pints of fosters and a margarita, I was a bit of a heathen and just ordered chips. They did the trick.
A good selection behind the bar and a good offering of cocktails all around £6.95 which you can't sniff at in a venue 8 mins walk from Waterloo. Look out for their shooters offer, namely a Pussy Hunter comprising of madori and.... something else, which at two for £5 was a bargain.
Altogether a good night had by all, and will definatly be returning for a bit of a boogie and some naughty shooters.
2012 Review #206:
So, we had not yet realized that nowhere in London stays open past 11pm, unless they are a bar in a high-traffic area. The end of our first full day, it was 10pm and we were finally hungry for dinner. That's when we realized that almost all kitchens close at 9:30. We were forlorn and starving, and thirsty. The Horse was actually adjacent to our hotel, so we went in after failing at a couple places down the street.
When we got there they told us that they too stopped serving food at 9:30 pm but that they would "Try to get us something" so we ordered some simple things like chicken satay and spring rolls. Sure enough, the kitchen obliged. That alone won me over. They have a really decent happy hour here with very well-priced shots, pitchers, and cocktails. We ended up getting pints, and my husband tried the "super cold" variety of Guinness.
The food itself was fine, certainly fit the bill, but was a bit less than we were wanting at that time of day. We were just grateful they were open. They said they closed at 11pm but we walked back past them at midnight or so and they were still open, so who knows. I wish we could've come for happy hour, but this place has a nice vibe and several different areas to choose from.
Looks better inside than outside. It's actually quite a nice pub inside, one that serves a good selection of drinks, including a guest ale. It was called Golden Hare and unfortunately it was nothing special..but credit for having a guest ale. In fact after the head settled the barmaid actually tried to create a new guest ale by topping it up with some Deuchars, which I went for a full pint of nextgood stuff.
Enjoyed some nice chips too to stave off the hunger. They weren't skinny fries, wedges or big fat chips. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest that this pub has created a new species of chip, but it wasn't one I had come across before and I would definitely recommend them.
The venue obviously caters for groups as upstairs a group was either drinking or dining dressed as superheroes. This was cause for some amusement and after seeing the girl who was dressed as Robin I can now better understand the rumours about him and Batman.
Tries to market itself as being in the Waterloo area, but is actually right near Lambeth North station
That's a huge bitch!
ahem...lots of space in this place.
Interesting decor. I was on my way to something else and just needed a place for my friend to nosh before going home on the tube. Mainly Thai food on the menu with a small splattering of british pub food. DO NOT eat the fish n chips. Nasteh...
But I saw lots of people ordering the thai and it was looking good at least on the way to the tables.
Could see myself here on a Friday night after work...if I worked in the area :P
I've eaten here many times for a bite at lunchtime. Good service and quick too. Recently renovated and includes a new Thai/Chinese menu which is really reasonable at £5 although a strange choice considering there are a million Thai restaurants in the area and a lack of good pub grub.
There is a really good range of choices on the menu and the curries, salads, wraps etc are all good. The good news is that the Horse Burger is still on the menu and is definately one to try. Its a really big, juicy, tasty burger with chunky fries tastes even better when you wash it down with a large glass of vino!
It's a place where you can drink some beer with a friend in a good atmosphere. Me and my wife go there when we have some hard times at work, so it's a place where you can ''clear you mind''. They have some nice music events too with special guests invited.
New to the neighborhood and waiting for a friend so suggested we meet here as it's close by. Not much to look at from the street, as of yet (Oct09) but step inside and you're in a nice room. Very good list of wines on offer at good prices. Nice service, friendly and quick. Glad I found it, now it's my local. Enjoy!
Great bar. Always gets busy after work when the weekend is coming up. It's only a short walk away from Waterloo station but I doubt many people have found there way to it from there which is a shame. Its a fairly big bar, with a number of booth seats, and useful for large groups of people who may pop in on friday after escaping the office, a long table at the back. Food is also served, and from memory the price is resonable, and it tastes pretty good too.
They have an upstairs with a small bar and sofas dotted around, it never seems to be open though, but I think you can hire it for small parties etc (which is when i've been up there).
The Horse and Stables restaurant, bar and hostel serves a mix of good old British pub grub with a side of sizzling American classics.
Try the best dang Hamburger your gonna get this side of the Atlantic, our New-Yorker certified Mac 'n' Cheese or some good old fashioned proper Fish and Chips. All from just £4.95
We've also got a full range of English ales, beers, spirits and specialist cocktails to keep you from getting thirsty on the trail.
Established in 2011.
A mix of traditional ye' olde English pub with an international twist of americana.
From the people who brought you the Award winning Walrus Bar and Hostel.
An Anglo- American classic in the making since 2013.
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