20 years on from when their parents opened the doors for business, and after an absence of 14 years, sisters Hannah and Harriet McKenzie are ‘back home’ holding the reins at White Horse Inn - a traditional, landmark Country Village Inn with Dining on the Somerset Levels. Formerly a one roomed Cider House with a Victorian extension situated on the Causeway in the village of Mark and built on the site of the ancient High Hall of the Abbots of Glastonbury who travelled to the surrounding manors by barge on the Mark Yeo river, directly opposite the pub, in the 1300’s.
Now a quintessential English Village Inn and under new ‘old’ family ownership since February 2015 the pub exudes a warm and friendly environment serving locals and visitors alike with fine, award winning real ales, a great selection of small vineyard wines by the glass or bottle and proper food, homemade, cooked and presented with care and attention. Oh, and a nice open fire when the sun is not shining to warm the cockles on those not so warm days of winter.
The pub retains a separate dog friendly ‘Village bar’ along with a Victorian lounge and our ‘Long Room’ dining room which can also be sectioned off for private dining parties.
No pool table… no jukebox… no machines… just a quiet country pub to relax in, read the newspapers, have a chat, put the World to rights and enjoy some good company, food and drink.
White Horse Inn is first and foremost, a Village Inn with food and not a restaurant or pretending to be one. Our menu is not huge and is displayed on chalk boards along with our fresh, Daily Specials. Choose what takes your fancy, order at the bar and we’ll do the rest.
Nearly all our food is prepared and cooked on the premises from as many local ingredients and local suppliers as is possible and practical.
And during the warmer summer months spend some time in our large beer garden, still very much a work in progress but looking much more cared for these days and we’re aiming to get some local expert help to make it the ideal place to enjoy and spend some time in on our warmer and brighter days.
We are happy to welcome well behaved dogs on leads in the Village Bar and gardens, preferably with their well behaved owners!
Children, accompanied by their parents are welcome too in the Lounge, Long Room and gardens but the Village Bar is exactly what it says it is and may not be a suitable environment for your children and we do not allow youngsters in the bar after 9pm.