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The Black Horse Inn

) #111 of 419 Restaurants in Exeter $$ - $$$ , British,
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
+44 1392 363366
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
“fish platter” (3 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good reception into an airy dining area. Menu to cover all pallets with a good choice of beers etc. Management/waiter was very attentive and catered for all need solving any problems as they arose. Food was good, hot with little delay.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of friends getting together for a nice meal. We all thought the food was fantastic. I had the lamb shank, 4 had burgers and one had risotto. We all agreed that the food was really good and we would go there...More

Thank Jedworthy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have a drink and a light lunch, off the main A30, so drove off and through Clyst Honiton and on to the old Honiton road. The Black Horse Inn appeared so we drove on in. Met by a friendly...More

Thank BasiaJon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with some friends here as it's fairly central - not far off the M5. It's obviously had quite a lot of money spent on it in the not too distant past and the restaurant is very well presented. The staff were exceptionally pleasant, helpful...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered drinks at the bar and then sat down for lunch. There were four of us and the food arrived nice and quickly, although obviously cooked to order. The food was good and the service fine. it was a good quick tun around for...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a quiet peaceful place to eat this is a good choice. Comfortable, and you will be left to enjoy the ambience. The food is definitely above average and the cost reasonable. Considering how quiet it is the restaurant suffers from increasing competition...More

Thank MarkandDiEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe they have a reduced menu for Sunday evening because there certainly wasn't a lot of choice on it, reduced further as one of the few dishes was unavailable. The fish and chips were at best, interesting - in that I have never seen such...More

Thank Exmoorgirl
BlackhorseManagement, Manager at The Black Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Horse. I do apologise that you found our Sunday menu not to your taste. This is published online on our website and facebook page, and our menu is seasonal according to what our local suppliers...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for lunch as we have driven past a few times. We were pleasantly surprised by the bright and clean decor and friendly staff. Lunch was plentiful and very tasty. Will definitely return.

Thank becky c
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

On Thursday night I last minute booked a table for a party of 24 plus 2 babies for Saturday night, after seeing some negative reviews on here I was a little worried what it was going to be like as they were able to accommodate...More

Thank Estelle G
BlackhorseManagement, Manager at The Black Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Horse. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us, and that your friends and family had a wonderful time. We're very proud of being family friendly as well as our Gluten Free menu...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017

Visited Blackhorse last Sat. Asked Stuart if he could do us a pork recipe as we had friends down. We were served bellypork with red cabbage, dauphinois potatoes and greens. It was scrummy, thanks to the chef, sorry I can't remember his name. Good service...More

Thank Carol P
BlackhorseManagement, Manager at The Black Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Black Horse Carol. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Ann M
Do you open for morning coffee ?
August 26, 2016|
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Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
We currently open at 12:00pm 7 days a week and offer coffees throughout the day, from our specialist supplier Brian Wogan which is the largest independent coffee merchant in the South West. Serving everything from Espresso... More
how close to skiathos town?
February 6, 2015|
Response from BlackhorseManagement | Property representative |
Hi there, we are exactly 3,235.3km to Skiathos town. Or so google tells me. I've never been, but I bet Greece is lovely this time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 363366
  • E-mail
The Black Horse Inn, is located less that a mile from the Exeter Aiport and less than a mile from J29 on the M5. We are a family run Pub which prepares classic pub meals which offer value. We also prepare daily specials which are an enhancement of our Menu. Buffet Options are also available.We are a large pub which can cater for large groups and family dining.FREE Wifi is available.
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