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The Black Horse

12 High Street, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NY, England
01892 822141
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Pembury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have eaten at the black horse before as their Sunday carvery is brilliant so when I needed a place for my mum,s 70th birthday I'm so glad we booked a table there. There was 21 for lunch, all the food came out all together, piping hot and everyone loved their lunch. The staff are always friendly and helpful. They... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten at The Black Horse many times but this is my first review. Perhaps I have taken it for granted that the food will always be good and it always has! Great selection always available and at prices for everyone. I always recommend this pub/restaurant to anyone looking to eat in the Tunbridge Wells area and the Seafood... More

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Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

In Pembury visiting family, we had dinner at The Black Horse. It was far better than what one might expect in such a modest town. Our servers, Emily and Sofie, were quite attentive and made us feel welcome. Desserts were especially delightful and so skillfully prepared by Chef Michelle. Similar to the Cheers bar in Boston, Black Horse even had... More

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Welwyn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Arrived here for a drink just after a rainstorm. As the Sun was just starting to appear, we decided to sit in the garden. As we sat down, a member of staff rushed out with cushions so we wouldn't get our clothes wet on the still damp chairs. Little things! This act of kindness along with well kept Doom Bar,... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We usually visit the Black Horse on Sunday lunchtime for the excellent carvery, but this time we wanted to sit in the sunny garden for Friday lunch. The pub was very busy as usual but we got a table in the sun and I ordered Toad in the Hole. It was fantastic! Lovely crispy batter, three plump sausages covered with... More

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our first visit to the Black Horse. We held our very small Wedding anniversary dinner there with family. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and a superb menu. We all loved the items we selected for our dinner, and had a great evening, finishing with pancakes for pudding. ( well it was Shrove Tuesday) !!!!!!! delicious. Next time we visit our relatives... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great food, freshly cooked and piping hot. Fantastic portion so you definitely get your money's worth. Quite a diverse menu so plenty to choose from. Very busy pub with a great atmosphere, as I was dining alone I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Would recommend anyone to pop in and try it.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Found this through Trip Advisor when staying in hotel nearby. We got vtherec early and a few beers in the back room and the atmosphere was nice and easy going. When we sat for food we were surprised by quite a big eating area at back. Service was exactly what we like, not over bearing just straight forward. The Steak... More

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We have had several family do's here. The food is always excellent with generous portions and the staff helpful. It is fair to say that as it is popular, so you may have to wait when they are busy. That said we've only been in a big group, so sitting around the table having a conversation is not a problem.... More

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Tunbridge Wells
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Have been here several times in recent months and would say that the food, service and overall value has been good each time. We have only eaten the traditional pub type food and only complaint we would have is that portions are big and make for a lethargic afternoons work! That said we will come back and ensure someone else... More

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