High Street, Overton, Wrexham, Flintshire LL13 0DT
T: 01978 710 111
The current White Horse was built by brewer Soames in 1898, it re-emerged from the original White Horse built over 400 years earlier which suffered a fire. It was rebuilt as a Victorian coaching inn but also with a bar for the village workers who served the nearby estate Bryn y Pys. The various rooms from the original design have now been reinstated and restored.
Joule’s bought the pub from Admiral Taverns in 2007; it had already passed through the hands of Bass and Enterprise Inns and rather lost its way. The interior was tired but it still possessed that certain pub quality, chatter oozing from its forlorn walls. We went to great lengths to find the original Soame’s plans showing the parlour pub layout. These are now on display at the pub and form a fascinating insight into community life at the time. The plans provided the inspiration for the restoration project, but our real aim is simply to be ‘the village pub’, unspoilt, friendly, characterful, full of charm and stories and of course local people. If you want to see a classic parlour pub this is it, now restored, it is once again the village inn that Soame’s originally built. We were so pleased with the restoration that it was entered in to the refurbishment category in the national pub design awards 2008 and has since been awarded with a ‘high recommendation’ for which the brewery is very proud.
Since then we have completed a further stage by developing the outhouses to the rear which now provide extra space to allow more comfortable eating and drinking alike. The old smoke room, coal house, wash house, pantry and yard have all been put back into service, albeit with a slightly different use.
Located about 20 miles from the brewery on the west side of our estate near Wrexham where we have our most westerly house, it’s in the heart of pretty village Overton on Dee. It offers home cooked pub food, great quality, good value and unpretentious. The pub has an enclosed walled garden formed from the old stable yard, it’s a great stop off now as it was in its coaching inn days. If you visit, take time to see the church and its magnificent grounds, there are pretty walks from Overton and the pub, the Dee valley is spectacular. Well behaved children are welcome, dogs are also welcome in the beer garden and there is a function room which can cater for up to around 50.
Kevin and Olwen will look after you well as well as keeping you posted about local news, activity and events should you wish to know.
Easy roadside parking and lots of garden benches for outdoor drinking eating and smoking.
|Tuesday||5pm - 10pm|
|Wednesday||12pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 11pm|
|Thursday||12pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 11pm|
|Friday||12pm - 12am|
|Saturday||12pm - 12am|
|Sunday||12pm - 9pm|
Food Service Hours
|Tuesday||5.30pm - 9pm|
|Wednesday||12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 9pm|
|Thursday||12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 9pm|
|Friday||12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 9pm|
|Saturday||12pm - 2pm & 5.30pm - 9pm|
|Sunday||12pm - 3.00 & 6pm - 8.30pm|