The White Horse, Birstall

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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!


May 6th

The 11th White Horse Birstall annual charity duck race escaped the rain and the people of Birstall and beyond flocked to the White Horse for this bank holiday extravaganza. The winning duck was number 10 who won two pairs of Designer Sunglasses. The top cash prize winner was Kieran Rowley who won £100. 2175 ducks raced and there were more than 40 other prizes. This year a grand total of over £4300 (to date) was raised, £3,400 for Save the Children and over £936 was raised for other local causes too.

“I am really happy with this year’s event, the weather was a bit of a concern but thankfully we were still as busy as ever, the stalls, games and activities were bustling and the Duck Race crowds along the Towpath was a sight to be seen! It really was a community effort, with lots of people helping to make it a special day and also the funds raised will benefit more than one community group as the Scouts, Girl Guides, WI, and PTA’s from Riverside and Hallam Fields got involved too” said Charlotte Foy Duck Race organiser.

Gemma Lawrenson from Girl guiding in Birstall said they made £272 and the money will be split between the Guides selected to go on various International camps they are attending. It’s going to be an awesome experience for the girls!” she said.

Hema chair of Hallam Fields School PTA commented “The Duck Race was a fantastic community event enjoyed by local families. It was a great fundraiser for Hallam Fields School PTA, we raised £304. As a new school it was lovely to be part of the wider Birstall community and be supported by those who attended”

Josephine Burgess, Save the Children representative said “we are so grateful for the support shown throughout the whole duck race process. From those who donated prizes, the local supporters that sold Ducks and people who bought them. Thank you to the helpers who contributed, fellow clubs and societies that donated takings and once again our gratitude to those who manned the stalls on the day. Finally thank you to all the White Horse team for putting together such a wonderful community event. A super amount of £3415 was raised for Save the Children for much needed emergency work both in the UK and around the world.

The White Horse and Save the Children would particularly like to thank the other PTA’s of each of the Primary schools, who helped facilitate the selling of ducks and the colouring competition. Also, to Unique and Jo of the local Co-op for selling ducks. We would also like to thank all those who kindly donated prizes, namely:-

Culver and glass Opticians of Loughborough - £250 designer Sunglasses voucher, Maz Photography – £150 family photo shoot, Leicester Tigers - 16 game tickets @£25, Rachael Ince of Rose Tinted Photos – family Photoshoot, Marco Pierre White - 3 course meal for 2,

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits centre- Family session voucher, Birstall Garden Centre - £15 Voucher, Ruby Tuesday Café – 2 meal for 2 Vouchers, Glenwood Interiors – £10 voucher, Birstall Fisheries - Meal for 2 voucher, DM Hair – treatment and Blow dry, Dance Academy – Month dance pass, Filigree Heart – Katie Loxton clutch, Helen Sibson – Pet Portrait, Rieker – Donated a bag and Golf day, Richard III Museum – family pass, Carluccios – Hamper, Glenn Lewin - £20 Voucher, David North of Rothley - £25 voucher, Laser Force – session for 2, Phoenix – Cinema tickets, Ape Index – pass for 2, Silhouettes – Vouchers and Manicure, Swim with Jo – Swimming class pass, Park view – Riding voucher, Beautilicious – Voucher and a goody bag from the Canal Trust.


Thanks Also to Steve at Graphic solutions, Nik Loach , DJ, for his commentating, Big Bobs for the bouncy castle, Spoilt Rotten local T shirt producer,

Jonathan Spedding for his time spent as Webster and a special thank you to Paddle Plus without whom the Duck Race wouldn’t be possible and of course to everyone who bought a duck!

this month
Sunday Night Quiz (Sunday, 21st July 2019)
Bar Tabs to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place....
Followed by "Play Your Cards Right" with cash to be won!!!

Sunday Night Quiz (Sunday, 28th July 2019)
Bar Tabs to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place....
Followed by "Play Your Cards Right" with cash to be won!!!

next month
Bank Holiday Quiz and Karaoke (Sunday, 25th August 2019)
Join us for a night of knowledge and singing. 8:30 start