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The Black Horse at Ireland

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Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here for my father in laws birthday and I was really impressed with the food. It was high end gastro pub food that was very presented. The location and building itself are also great. My only slight gripe was with the service. There seems to be a lot of people working and not always providing the part of... More 

Thank Sam D
Sandy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife stopped here for lunch on Friday as we were passing. We hadn't booked ahead but they were happy to fit us in despite the fact they were clearly very busy. The interior is really nice, it has a great atmosphere and the food was amazing. The staff were all very polite and happy to help. We... More 

Thank MattD411345
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time we have visited in a few years, and although the food was good, we all felt it wasn't quite as good as it was. It took a long time to take our order but the staff had explained it was extra busy (it was Mother's Day weekend) and tried hard to make the experience special.... More 

Thank Fiona3BW
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited yesterday and we haven't stopped talking about it! The menu is incredible, we had to have three courses. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and the staff are so professional and efficient. I cannot find any fault. Even better, it's reasonably priced for such a high quality dining experience.

Thank Sophie M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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500 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lunch time venue, to meet with friends, they suggested this restaurant due to it's proximity to their home Although we have lived in the area for many years we just didn't know it existed. What a secret, and now the secrets out. Fabulous, from the initial greeting, to the service, to the food. We will definitely be back!

Thank Escape-overseas
Shefford, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great meal at this restaurant with fantastic service as usual. Three visits in a row that where food quality excellent. Now very consistent. It was my birthday and as I was too full for dessert I was surprised with a plate of fruit with Happy birthday written in fruit sauce. Really nice gesture and appreciated.

Thank Terry S
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times having stumbled across this lovely restaurant long before it became the well known and extremely busy place it is now. Service is brilliant and food is great. Sometimes overcomplicated menu choices but never fails to please. It's just a shame it's not the secret it once was!

Thank Nicholas D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The black horse is my all time favourite place to go to. I love the food, the staff, the venue even the bill! We spent a lovely evening celebrating 2 birthdays surrounded by lovely people. Cannot compliment you enough.

Thank Rizzo1960
Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Black Horse to have a birthday lunch. The service was excellent and the bar manager was aware that it was my birthday, which was a lovely touch. The menu offered a good selection of dishes. Although I'm not a vegetarian I chose the vegetable and holloumi skewers which were delicious. The deconstructed hot toddy dessert was a... More 

Thank Lokket
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite spot for a fantastic Sunday lunch. Must recommend a visit. Theres a good selection of starters and the main roast dinner was as always cooked well. Dessert was a highlight and delicious, wine was fantastic also. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The only minus i would say was the noise was an issue for my mother in law, as... More 

Thank Rhiannon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $38
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Shefford
The Black Horse is a family owned Inn with character and style set in a small hamlet in Bedfordshire. The Black Horse was built in the 17th Century, and although it has been updated and given a contempory style, it still holds its charm and character. With it's exposed original beams, inglenook fireplace and low ceilings, the bar is warm and welcoming - perfect for relaxing with a drink or a glass of wine. The restaurant consists of two distinct dining areas each offering their own unique style and atmosphere with either garden or courtyard outlooks. Our seasonally changed menu's use only the freshest ingredients sourced locally (where possible). The dishes are expertly prepared and presented by a team of highly qualified chef's.

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