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“Outstanding pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Black Horse (The Kicker)

The Black Horse (The Kicker)
Clevedon Lane | Clapton in Gordano, Portishead BS20 7RH, England
01275 842105
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Ranked #4 of 26 restaurants in Portishead
Cuisines: English
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is one of that increasingly rare breeds - a 'proper' pub. Big fireplace with roaring fire in cooler weather, worn flagstone floors, a good selection of real ales and ciders from the barrel, fantastic service and a very warm welcome. There is a always a friendly crowd of locals, a scattering of dogs toasting themselves by the fire and a steady stream of visitors, no doubt drawn to the good beer, good service and excellent fayre. Food is only served at lunchtimes but is excellent - all home made from soups and baguettes to heartier fayre such as chilli, tagine, pies and stews. The village of Clapton in Gordano is just outside Portishead and is well worth the drive through narrow winding lanes to this absolute treasure of a pub. Go there as soon as you can and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Been here a few times over the years and every time it is brilliant. Setting is stunning, drinks and atmosphere always good. A proper english pub. Lovely all round.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
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“True country pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great pub with local people. This place has not changed since 1800s, recommend a visit. Range to cask ales and ciders etc.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portishead
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic pub grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Good home cooked food, they change the specials menu very regularly. I would highly recommend the Lamb tagine and the broccoli and cheese bake - Best in the area. Fantastic beers, great atmosphere, superb service. The only drawback is they only do food at lunchtime!!

Visited August 2012
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Denia, Spain
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“The most authentic pub in the area (including Bristol)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Visited for lunch on July 25th for the first time in a year and the menu and food was even better than before. Very casual style but excellent nonetheless.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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