The White Horse is a traditional family pub in the village of Hawkinge, near to the Channel Tunnel, and makes a convenient and welcome break in a continental trip. The fascinating and moving Battle of Britain Museum is very close by too. There is plenty of interesting, if somewhat gruesome, history attached to the site, which has been home to a pub since 1698. In the 1890s the pub was a well-known centre for illegal cock-fighting and during the Second World War the building was used as an airfield mortuary, possibly for some of the Battle of Britain heroes. Today you will find a warm and friendly welcome and a restaurant serving hearty dishes, the menu consisting of broadly modern interpretations of English classics, with continental and mediterranean influences.