Open 12:00 until late. Last kitchen orders 20:15.
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Facility Hire & Catering

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Isle of Wight Venue Hire

White Horse Inn offers facility hire for various events such as meetings, conferences, private dinners, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and parties. With a choice of the top bar or the whole pub available, the venue can cater from small groups up to around 100-120 guests. 

The venue has a licensed bar and an in-house kitchen to provide catering services for events if required. We can put on a wide buffet spread which is great for any large occasion. 

The picturesque location of the White Horse Inn adds to the charm of any event hosted here making it a perfect location for both corporate and personal events.

There is also a large outside beer garden which is mostly laid to lawn and can be used as part of a package deal when hiring the White Horse Inn.

Call us today on 01983 685 424 or send us an email to [email protected] for more details or to book The White Horse Inn for your next event.


We also have our very talented, in-house baker who makes fantastic cakes for all occasions. Click the button below to find out more about Ruby’s Bakes.

Buffet options available

Buffet options are available which provides a convenient and flexible option for hosting any type of event, whether it’s a corporate gathering, wedding, or family celebration. With a wide range of menu options available, guests can enjoy a variety of dishes, from Savory entrees to sweet desserts.

Buffet-style catering also allows for dietary restrictions and preferences to be accommodated easily.

Guests can serve themselves, minimizing the need for waiting staff and allowing for a more relaxed and social atmosphere.

Overall, a buffet at your event is an efficient and cost-effective way to provide delicious food and a memorable experience for any occasion.

Our real ales change regularly and there are normally at least three to choose from, including some of best that our local Island breweries can provide. Choose from our range of premium lagers and cider and one of the best wine lists available in any pub of the Island.

Have a browse through some of the photos of one of our buffet spreads that was put together by our chefs for a wedding reception at the White Horse Inn catering for 120 people.

There was also a variety of cakes and curries available.

Top Bar (restaurant) Hire

The establishment features or main barn room, which is spacious with wooden floors, and wooden beams, perfect for hosting large gatherings. 

A grand piano adds a touch of elegance to the atmosphere, while ample tables and chairs provide comfortable seating for guests. 

The White Horse Inn also includes disabled-accessible facilities for added convenience along with ladies and gents toilets also being contained in the same area.

Additionally, there is a separate bar area to serve food and drinks.

NEW FOR 2024

A large raised carpeted stage now spans across the eastern end of the top bar. 

Measuring approximately 6.5m wide and 2.4m deep, with the choice of a black backdrop creating the perfect stage for live music, or even a centre piece for a DJ or speaker. 

PA and up lighting can be provided at an small additional cost thanks to our great in-house events team.

Large, Flat Beer Garden with Stage

The expansive beer garden boasts a beautifully manicured lawn, providing a lush and inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy their drinks and socialize. The open space allows for plenty of seating options, from picnic tables to foldable chairs (hired in at an additional cost), while also leaving ample room for games and activities.

The carefully maintained lawn adds a touch of natural beauty to the area, creating a refreshing escape from day-to-day life.

There is a rustic stage which is approximately 3m wide by 2.5m deep, allowing a centre point for your event. We also hold regular bands and small groups on this stage during the summer months.

There is a children’s play area which during the summer months, we have a bouncy castle too.

Overall, the beer garden’s large and inviting lawn is a key feature that sets it apart as a popular gathering spot on those lovely summer days.

The venue has a licensed bar and an in-house kitchen to provide catering services for events if required. We can put on a wide buffet spread which is great for any large occasion. 

The picturesque location of the White Horse Inn adds to the charm of any event hosted here making it a perfect location for both corporate and personal events.

There is also a large outside beer garden which is mostly laid to lawn and can be used as part of a package deal when hiring the White Horse Inn.

Festive Opening Hours

The White Horse Inn’s Festive Opening Hours 2023.

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BOXING DAY
12:00 until 15:00
Drinks only

27TH & 28TH DECEMBER
12:00 until close
Kitchen last orders 20:15

29TH & 30TH DECEMBER
09:00 until close
Kitchen last orders 20:45

NEW YEAR’S EVE
09:00 until 17:00
Kitchen last orders 15:00
Then our Ticketed New Year’s Eve Party
19:00 until close

NEW YEAR’S DAY
12:00 until 17:00
Drinks only

Then back to normal opening hours on the 2nd January.

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We wish you a verry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the White Horse Inn team. We hope to see you all at some point over the festive period.