Ingrained & inspirited since 1755..We are deeply embedded and thus difficult to remove...yes, we are that.. we are well and truly part of the furniture of West Street. Expect a lively spot full of banter and chatter, especially the whiskey snug and the parlour bar. Our building dates as far back as 1755. The original deeds will be on display in the hotel. It was an infamous tavern frequented by passing merchants in this busy port town.. If only the walls could talk!
What's in a name?
We take our name from possibly our most famous patron; Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States of America, who in 1899 stayed on these premises, in what was then “The White Horse Hotel”. A contradictory and complex character, Wilson’s legacy is praised and criticised in equal measures. His administration presided over the introduction of US prohibition, yet Wilson famously loved Scotch, even utilising a catchy jingle of a 20th century whisky brand in his presidential campaign — “Wilson! That’s All!”..
As fellow complicated creatures and whiskey lovers, we raise our glasses...
What's for lunch?
We are running a very limited menu at the moment, as we are building our new kitchens. We offer a selection of sandwiches, soups and daily roast and fish special. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you love Woodrows as much as we do.