The White Horse was acquired by Brains Brewery of Cardiff in the early 2000’s, and was the only Brains branded pub in the Gloucestershire. Butcombe Brewery then took ownership of the White Horse. However, the pub has now been given a fresh start with private ownership.

September 1997 – Wine and dine in comfort: The White Horse at Buckover is a genuine family owned free house set in open countryside but easy to find on the A38 just below the Wyevale Garden Centre near Thornbury. Call in for great food and well-kept ales. Lovely views, Britain in Bloom prize-winning garden, patio and childrens play area. Tasty and interesting menu includes specials and all the old favourites, dine in a comfortable non-smoking area and consider the supeb function room for gatherings large and small.

The Gazette, Friday 4th August 2000 – A tasty tradition (by Jo Moss) : The White Horse Inn at Buckover is situated next to the A38, just a short distance from Thornbury, ideally placed for travellers and locals alike. This genuine family-owned freehouse enjoys stunning panoramic views over the River Severn. One could sit outside on the elevated patio or beer garden for hours, drinking in the marvellous vista. The children’s play area is extremely well equipped, with an old tractorfor added interest.

The White Horse Inn offers a children’s menu, alongside its main menu, which carries a range of traditional fare, together with a daily specials board. Meals are served lunchtimes and evenings. Inside the premises there are two dining area linked by the bar, offering the choice of a smoking or non-smoking environment. The bar sports a wide range of beers, real ales and lagers, including some that are brewed locally.

There is also a function room available for hire which is situated to the rear of the building offering views over the river. On the evening of our visit The White Horse was positively bustling and I would recommend that you make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

The White Horse is situated in the hamlet of Buckover on the A38 about a mile from the bustling market town of Thornbury.

The White Horse enjoys vast panoramic views over the nearby countryside from its patio area with children’s play area, and a cosy interior to relax in.

Licensing Details:

Map Reference: ST 664904

Owner in 1891: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery

Rateable Value in 1903: £16.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the White Horse include:

1851 Solomon Selman (aged 49)

1856 Mrs Selman

1861 George Front (aged 56)

1881 William Ball (aged 23)

1891 William Birt Ball

1903,1919 William James Maylen

1927,1939 Henry Arthur Brace

1939 Arthur Brace

2004 Andrew and Nanette ?

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