The White Horse, Birstall

See below for all the news from the Bake off...

Have you got a celebration coming up?  We can tailor make any type of package to your own requirements, whether its a babyshower afternoon tea, A buffet for a Christening or Wake, a Birthday BBQ in our beautiful garden, we even do a very nice Wedding! See our food option on the Menus page. Just get in touch!

Dont forget we are an ideal spot to take on some refreshment and warm up after a bracing walk around Watermead, dogs are welcome in our bar area.

We continue to make additions to our well-stocked bar; the latest additions being Blue Moon and Thatchers cider and Peroni all on draught and for the Gin Lovers we now stock over 20 different gins!!!

Stuck for something to do on a Sunday night? Our ever-popular quiz has a fearsome reputation. If you think you've got what it takes to win a bar tab, then we'll see you there for an 8.30pm start (but you may struggle for a table past 8!)

Throughout the year we hold many different events such as Special Menu nights, Gin Evenings and not forgetting the all important Duck Race!!!

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The owners and staff would like to thank all of their customers for their ongoing support and custom.  Here’s to a Super Summer!


The White Horse Birstall Bake off, raises nearly £1200 for Cancer charity, Macmillan.

21st September saw an influx of creative cakes, super savouries and beautiful baking arrive at the White Horse for the seventh Great Birstall Bake off.

“We were thrilled to receive over 50 entries, including over 20 from young bakers.  There were a wide variety of offerings for the categories and the standard was superb” said Rebecca Kay who came up with the idea of the Great Birstall Bake off.  “I wanted to offer the village a community event in which all could join in and it be a bit of fun!”

The Great Bake off was just the first stage of a busy ‘cake fueled’ weekend at the White Horse as on 22nd September, the pub held its annual Macmillan Worlds biggest coffee morning.  “Each year we are amazed by all the bakers generosity, from the cost of the ingredients, their time given and the talents and love put into the donations” said Charlotte Foy of the White Horse.

The event was a great success and raised £1196.76 (including Gift aid donations), thanks to all the donated cakes for the Bake off and those who attended the Coffee Morning and gave generously.  

The cakes were judged by Janet Vaughn and Cath Jones  from the Birstall WI Lisa Palmer, Angela Howlett, Louise Hull, Ben and Alice Howlett, Beth Roach, previous winners and Zoe White, Chef at the White Horse, of course following WI guidelines for appearance, texture and flavour.

The winners received a prize of a rosette with the best overall Birstall Baker, Katie Morsli receiving a sash and also a limited edition Burleighs Marilyn Monroe Gin and distillery tour for her Burger Cupcakes and filled with love cake

The other winners were:

Cup Cakes / tray bake - Lewin Brothers – Teddy bear Cup Cakes – Stonehurst farm visit

Cake – Cat Hanlon – Caramel Cake – Boe Gin Hamper

Biscuits – Olive Foy – Chocolate Chip Cookies – Outdoor Pursuits Activity

Sweet Pastry – Joshua Smalley – Bakewell Tart- Hamper of Crisps / Chocolates

Savoury Bake – Anna Beams – Welsh cheddar Cheese scones – Pamper Hamper

Bread – Phil Craxford – Pannetone Muffins – Spirits Hamper

Free From – Hana- Louise Denton – Vegan Cake – Coffee Machine

Best decorated- Amy Moore – Teddy Bear – Hamper of Cake Crisps / Chocolates

Best under 16’s entry- Naomi Fellows – Unicorn Surprise – Baking Hamper

Thanks goes to all those who donated Prizes; Norths, Hannahs, Tesco, Co-op, Silly Prices, Walkers, Burleigh’s Gin, Stonehurst Farm, Boots, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits, MAZ photos, Creed, Brakes, Makro, WI & Our judges. Amy Harrison for her design work, Full Square for their printing and to Paul Clements for adding the Sunday quiz money to the fund raising pot.

In addition to the Coffee morning, Margaret Walden, Birstall ‘childminder extraordinaire’, also took part in Macmillan’s ‘Brave the shave’.  Margaret shaved off all her hair, with the help of her hairdresser Kolbrun Hakonardottir, in memory of a friend recently lost to Cancer.  Margaret raised a Hair raising £1106.  She said “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated and thank you to all the Macmillan nurses who do an amazing Job”

Charlotte and Beccy would especially like to thank everyone who baked for the event and hope many more will join in the fun next year so they can crown a new Great Birstall Bake off champion in 2020 and raise even more for Macmillan.

this month
Christmas Quiz (Sunday, 22nd December 2019)
Fun, fun, fun, St Nicks bumper festive quiz

Christmas Eve Party (Tuesday, 24th December 2019)
Join us for a great Christmas disco
Tickets available from December 1st
£5 redeemable at the bar on the night

Christmas Day Drinks (Wednesday, 25th December 2019)
Why not pop out whilst the Turkey's cooking?
We are open 12 - 1.30pm

Boxing Day brass ensemble (Thursday, 26th December 2019)
Join us for this delightful lunchtime of carols and festive favourites
Serving food from 12 noon - booking advisable - its a busy one!!

New Years Eve Party (Tuesday, 31st December 2019)
Celebrate the coming of 2019 with us.
Tickets available from December 1st - £5 redeemable at the bar

next month
New Years day (Wednesday, 1st January 2020)
Open 12 - 6
food available 12 � 4pm