Welcome to the White Horse, situated in the small village of Empingham close to the magnificent Shores of Rutland Water. Although our passion is for the food The White Horse is faithful to its roots as a traditional village pub where people can wonder in with walking boots and dogs to enjoy food good company as well as fine ales wine and food. We hope you will choose to visit The White Horse where our happy team of local staff look forward to getting to know you.
The White Horse is an impressive 17th Century building that has previously been used as a courthouse located in the middle of the quiet picturesque village of Empingham close to the shore of Rutland Water. We are very close to the towns of Oakham and Stamford ideal for shopping in smaller independent shops as well as boasting some extremely impressive Christmas lights for that festive evening. Around and about near us are as many activities as you could wish for from cycling the 26 miles around the reservoir to looking out for the endangered osprey (we now have 8 breeding pairs).
We have a great water sports centre within 5 minutes from our door that will do sailing hire and lessons as well as paddle boarding windsurfing and canoeing all on the water itself. The list of local attractions goes on including: If birds are of interest we have Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre. Burghley House in Stamford is regarded as the finest Elizabethan House in England.
Other local Stately Homes include: Rockingham Castle Belvoir Castle Belton House Boughton House and Grimsthorpe Castle. Barnsdale Gardens are situated just ten minutes from Empingham showcasing 38 miniature gardens in 8 acres of land. There are a plethora of local golf courses to choose from: Greetham Valley Burghley Park Golf Club Rutland County Golf Course Luffenham Heath Golf Course and Rutland Water Golf Course.
There is Horse riding available at Somerby Equestrian Centre. We pride ourselves on our food (yes its local too) as well as our extensive wine list and we feel that what better way to unwind after an action packed day outdoors than a good meal and a lovely glass of wine to go with it.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Empingham area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Empingham, St Peter's Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Normanton Church Museum - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Exton Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Barnsdale Gardens - 2.4 miles (Garden)
Tickencote, St Peter's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Hambleton, St Andrews Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
North Luffenham, St John's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Greetham, St Mary's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Lyndon, St Martin's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Cottesmore, St Nicholas Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
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