White Horse enjoys a busy winter

The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant in the Marble Dale disitrict of Washington has been active this winter.

The restaurant recently made a donation of $2,500 to the Connecticut Food Bank.

The funds were generated by the sale of the restaurant's Christmas ornaments.

One hundred percent of the sales revenue was donated, representing more than 7,500 meals.

This was the fifth holiday season during which collectible ornaments were sold.

The White Horse's cumulative donation represents 40,000 meals.

In other news, the restaurant was recently honored by Connecticut Magazine in its readers' and experts' choice awards as "One of the Best Restaurants Statewide" and "Best Pub."

In addition, Yankee Magazine cited the establishment with the "Best Classic Pub New England" designation.

"I have a great culinary team," said owner John Harris.

"It is all about flavor and ingredients," he added, "and we're just going with the highest quality available at all times, charging the most reasonable price for it."

"We strive every day to reach the highest standard possible," Harris related. "Every customer who comes in here is made to feel welcome.

"We're just happy to see everybody. That is the nature of the business, it's a place filled with people, filled with contentment," he remarked. "We not only have an outstanding crew that takes great pride in what they do, but we also have exceptional customers who are as equally proud of our press awards as we are."