Wembley Stadium Football
Putting The White Horse at the heart of your visit to Wembley
Please check out what happens on these special event days so you are fully set to make the most of your visit.
Stadium Football Days
We have a fair few quirky additions to our licence on these busy, high energy days...
Only one set of fans permitted
We are often allocated just one set of fans – which means that we can only welcome booked and walk-in guests who are match ticket holders for the team we have been allocated. Please keep an eye on our social media channels to see which team this is.
Once we know which team we’ve been allocated, you will be able to book ‘pre-stadium dining’ (this booking type requires each guest to order a main course as a minimum) where you will be asked to confirm you are supporting that specific team.
Please note, that our door staff must check every ticket before admitting guests to the pub.
We open from 12 noon for the main bar and for food. However, if there’s an early kick-off for a match then we often open earlier too. Keep an eye on our social media for opening times.
Booking dining tables
Dining will be in our first-floor restaurant for groups of up to six people, for up to an hour and a half, and booking is recommended. Your booking being accepted will be subject to the rules stated above as we can often only welcome one set of fans. Once confirmed, please keep your booking details to hand as we may need to check them on your arrival. Please ensure you have a full confirmation email for your booking, along with our T&Cs, as you may have been sent an acknowledgment email which is not a confirmation. To avoid the queues, the first-floor restaurant is usually accessed from a separate entrance, just look out for directions. Please note, we operate a 15 minute booking policy, after which we may need to release your table for other waiting customers.
Once your allotted time is up, you have a “free pass” to head straight into the main pub on the ground floor. Drinks aren’t allowed outside, so if you have unfinished drinks that you’d like to take through to the main pub, please let a team member know. If you are celebrating anything exciting on the day, even though we are busy, let us know in advance and we will try to make it a special occasion for you.
The White Horse is a cashless venue. Card payments are accepted.
Menus on football stadium days
In order to get you to your game on time with a full belly, we reduce our menu. It may be a little longer at peak times – so if you’re concerned about timings, please check with your server before placing your order. If your match is on a Sunday, we may have roasts too – but availability will depend on how busy we get on the day.
On football match stadium days, we must serve all drinks in plastics. We do offer four-pint jugs for most of our draught beers and we also have Funkin cocktails in cans.
We stop serving alcohol an hour before the match starts
We are required to stop selling alcohol one hour before any football match and for 15 minutes after kick-off. We will ring a bell 20 minutes before we stop serving. But please keep in mind, you cannot take drinks outside of the pub – so make sure you leave enough time to finish them.
How to get here
We are directly opposite the OVO Wembley Arena, the Wembley Library and just to the right of the famous steps up to the Stadium itself so you shouldn’t struggle to find us. Wembley Park Tube station has both the Metropolitan and Jubilee tube lines. There is also the Chiltern Railway with the Wembley Stadium stop and Wembley Central which is a bit further away. If you are driving, please be aware that there is a £40 surcharge on top of the £2 hourly rate for the Red Car Park which is the nearest one to us and can be located by typing Royal Route into your sat nav.
On arrival at The White Horse
Our friendly door staff need to carry out a few checks on stadium days. You may be asked for ID if you are lucky enough to look younger than 25. You might be asked to open your bag for a quick bag search and you will definitely be required to show your match ticket if it’s a game where we are only permitted to allow one set of fans. Please do not attempt to bring in any of your own drinks or food. It goes without saying that we have a zero tolerance for drugs too.
Accessible toilets and lift
When booking a dining table, please let us know if you need to use the lift and/or the accessible toilet. We will endeavour to seat you closer to the lift and at a table that is suited to a wheelchair if you let us know you use one.
No drinking in Wembley Park
You will hear announcements and see signs throughout Wembley Park warning you that drinking is not permitted on the streets. Please understand that we are not allowed to let you leave our venue with an alcoholic drink, even if it’s in a can or a plastic glass. You could receive an on-the-spot fine of £100 so please give yourself time to drink up before you walk out the door.
Outdoors and smoking areas
Accessed only through the pub, and sometimes with its own little bar on sunny days, our garden is where you can go to smoke outside with your drink. Please note we must remove our garden furniture on stadium football days – so it’s mostly standing in this area. We close the garden at 9.30pm so if you are with us at that time, and wish to smoke, you will need to leave your drink inside and use the designated smoking area in the terrace at the front of the pub. Due to our licence, we need to control the number of guests using the garden so there may be occasions where you are asked to queue to get through to that area.
We LOVE dogs but please think twice about bringing your four-legged friend to The White Horse on a stadium day as it can be enormously busy and very loud and we wouldn’t want any paws being stepped on. If you are booking a dining table, please let us know if you are planning on bringing your dog and we will do our best to seat you in a quieter area although we cannot guarantee this.
Children (under 18s)
Children are always welcome with parents or responsible adults over the age of 25. Please note that it can be a loud and very busy place on stadium days. Subject to change, we typically allow children under the age of 18 in the pub until 8pm. Please be aware that we do not allow anyone under the age of 18 to consume alcohol even if partaking in a meal. We have a children’s menu suitable for young children up to the age of around eight.
We are not permitted to screen any games that are playing live in the stadium and do not have Sky or TNT Sport. It’s the same for many of the venues near the stadium so if this is what you are planning, then make sure you check out venues a little further away who will be allowed to screen the game... just make sure they have been allocated your team before you head over.
Wembley bag restrictions
Wembley has restrictions on the size of bag you can take in so make sure you check these before your visit - https://www.wembleystadium.com/plan-your-visit/stadium-guide/restricted-bag-policy.
We cannot hold your bag for security reasons and any left bags may be handed to the police. There is a bag drop facility, for a fee, at the nearby Ibis Hotel. Premier Inn’s reception team will sometimes take a bag too if they have room or you can book in advance via https://stasher.com/
Where to go if we are not your allocated team or you want to watch the match
If you’re a fan of the team not allocated to us, please check the Brent Council website - https://www.brent.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/parking/wembley-event-day-parking/event-days. Here you will be able to see the pubs, venues and fan zones that have been allocated to your team.
If you’d like to watch the match on TV, you can find a list of Fuller’s pubs that show sport on the website - https://www.fullers.co.uk/pubs/pub-finder/live-sports.
If you think you have left something at The White Horse by mistake then please give us a call on 020 8237 8037 in working hours or drop us an email at Whitehorse.firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear description of what you are missing, your contact details and where you think it may have been left and we will check for you. Please note that bags left at the venue are usually handed to the police for security reasons.
Please note, all of the above is subject to change. Due to often having more than 90,000 people in very close proximity to the venue, we may occasionally have to make dynamic changes to menus, our opening times and other areas of the business. Please keep an eye on our social media channels if you are planning to visit on a stadium day and we will do our best to keep you informed.