Mark Poynton, chef-patron of Cambridge’s Alimentum, is set to launch a second venture – the White Horse in the Cambridgeshire village of Eaton Socon is expected to open on 6 July. The 100-cover, Grade II listed pub has undergone a complete refurbishment.
His first restaurant Alimentum provoked a bit of a Marmite response in last year’s survey with feedback ranging from “exciting as ever, precise, fun, and with great ingredients” and even “out of this world” to “complacent and lazy”.
The White Horse will be a more family friendly affair, serving traditional pub faves like steak pies and fish & chips, with a series of outside events (weather permitting) hosting music and beer festivals. The kitchen will be headed up by Richard Rogerson who is currently head chef at Alimentum. A replacement for Rogerson has not yet been appointed at Alimentum.