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Black Horse

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1 Bedford Street, Woburn MK17 9QB, England
Rail: Woburn
+44 1525 290210
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Black Horse in the centre of Woburn is a quintessential English...
The Black Horse in the centre of Woburn is a quintessential English village pub with a truly fantastic restaurant tucked away inside. Make your way through the picturesque 18th century fa��ade and cosy bar, and you���ll discover a rather chic dining room serving up delicious English dishes. With its exposed beams, friendly service and stellar ���best of British��� menu, this is the kind of place that invites you to kick back with a bottle of wine and while away a lazy afternoon. A little gem, The Black Horse even has a hidden courtyard which is splendidly sunny during the summer months. The Head Chef Trevor Blake has put together an accomplished menu featuring free range chicken and eggs, artisan cheeses, native fish and British cuts of lamb and beef. The menu at The Black Horse is exhaustive, and the brilliant food is accompanied by an exciting selection of wines and real ales.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never fails to disappoint

Always our first choice when meeting up for a girly dinner / lunch, great service & great food!! You are not rushed to vacate your table afterwards either like some restaurants. We will return again soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Keeley2305
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Toddington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toddington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Always our first choice when meeting up for a girly dinner / lunch, great service & great food!! You are not rushed to vacate your table afterwards either like some restaurants. We will return again soon!

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England
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Another last minute booking Thank you for a lovely well served family meal. from cold cuts to start and cheese to finish, specials on a mobile chalk board the whole experience is slick

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Black Horse, Woburn: we've visited here a few times over the past couple of years as Woburn is a civilised half way point to meet some friends for lunch or dinner. Woburn is a very pretty village, and you won't be stuck for opportunity to part with money providing you want either a meal, antiques or lavender scatter cushions... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have visited this restaurant several times and not been disapionted, very good quality gastro pub food at reasonable prices.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We chanced upon The Black Horse driving home last week. The place was gently buzzing but not too noisy. Although it was a busy Saturday evening and many tables were booked, staff found us a table which we could have for an hour or so before it's next booking. Despite the time pressure, we were not hurried! Excellent food and... More 

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bedfordshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really sad to say that our most recent visit was a thorough dissapointment on all levels. This pub could be relied upon in recent times for a great atmosphere, friendly staff and decent food, not any more! The staff at the bar were friendly but the restaurant was a shambles, no friendly welcome by the front of house! one of... More 

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RobRowleyWilliams, General Manager at Black Horse, responded to this review

As the new General Manager of The Black Horse I am upset to see that your last experience with us was not up to the level you expect. If you would please e-mail me personally about your experience I will ensure that we use your comments to help move the pub forward and show you that we still are a... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had an reasonable evening here. It was busy, so customer service was hit and miss, given there were too few waiting staff. The food was good enough, although portion size was on the small side. I would have liked more vegetarian options on the menu and I have marked them down from 4 to 3 because of it.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the Black Horse for dinner on Sunday for a mothers day celebration. It was really busy as one would expect but we were shown to a nice large table in an alcove straight away. There was a set mothers day menu for a fixed price but it did contain quite a choice of starters mains and desserts. I... More 

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London
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a really nice pub with a very welcoming atmosphere and a good selection of beers. The staff were very helpful and the menu looked interesting. The food we ordered looked really good when it arrived but it was somehow quite tasteless which was such a shame. We also though the bill for 2 of us was quite high... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

great lively pub with a great atmosphere with very friendly staff. wish we had booked to eat but gives us a reason to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bedford Street, Woburn MK17 9QB, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Woburn
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 290210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Black Horse in the centre of Woburn is a quintessential English village pub with a truly fantastic restaurant tucked away inside. Make your way through the picturesque 18th century fa��ade and cosy bar, and you���ll discover a rather chic dining room serving up delicious English dishes. With its exposed beams, friendly service and stellar ���best of British��� menu, this is the kind of place that invites you to kick back with a bottle of wine and while away a lazy afternoon. A little gem, The Black Horse even has a hidden courtyard which is splendidly sunny during the summer months. The Head Chef Trevor Blake has put together an accomplished menu featuring free range chicken and eggs, artisan cheeses, native fish and British cuts of lamb and beef. The menu at The Black Horse is exhaustive, and the brilliant food is accompanied by an exciting selection of wines and real ales.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?