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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Black Horse

The Black Horse
12 High Street, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NY, England
01892 822141
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Pembury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were recommended by a friend who had tried it out and were fortunate enough to get the last table though it was in the pub area and not the restaurant. The food was good with a great choice of meat and vegetables and they were not shy with their portions. The desserts were absolutely brilliant especially the caramel ice cream with Maltesers. Staff were friendly and service was good. Would definitely return.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First class lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Visited the Black Horse on a Wednesday lunchtime with my team from work, having heard good reviews from friends.
Our first impressions were the lovely smell of woodsmoke from the log fire and the cosy beamed interior of the pub.
We received a friendly welcome and prompt efficient service throughout.
The menu is great with lots of different choices. We went for the fajitas, lamb, fillet steak, sea bream, lambs liver and Black Horse burger. All excellent with delicious accompaniments. My only minor gripe was that I asked for my steak cooked 'bleu' and it was more medium rare but still, a very good steak. The wine was lovely and very reasonably priced.
All in all, great food, good value and friendly service in a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mmmm lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Came hear as we heard it had excellent seafood and weren't disappointed! Very friendly staff and nice pub atmosphere, only let down was the spicy chips which just tasted of curry powder to me, otherwise a really lovely meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matfield
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“Lovely carvery, dog friendly! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I try to visit every Sunday as we enjoy the roasts! Having a pub ourselves we enjoy the change of scenery and friendly service!! Our dog Dobby also loves it as he gets lots of attention and there is always a sausage on hand for him :) great pub! Many thanks, Gem

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Awesome carvery!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Don't be put off by first impressions of this pub, food and service was the best we've had in a very long time! Highly recommended homemade delicious food!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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