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The Black Horse Inn

) #131 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%
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Honiton Road | near Sowton, Exeter EX5 2AN, England
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit for lunch, the first time I had a fantastic vegetarian burger, I think it was falafel with spinach. It was amazing. I was a bit disappointed not to see it on the menu the second visit but I'm guessing it...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommended this restaurant to my parents as being a nice restaurant ideally located halfway between their home and where family were staying. It's really easy to find and I've always had great meals here in the past. My dad and my uncle both had...More

Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drove in for lunch while waiting to fly back from Exeter Airport. Lovely greeting by teh staff who were very friendly and helpful Surroundings are lovely and the place has different eating areas. Lunch was excellent,no problem swapping chips to potatoes and no charges like...More

Thank swinnas
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We arrived at 1.50pm on a Saturday afternoon. We saw one table that looked like they had been served food and asked for a table. We were asked have you booked? We replied no and were told that we are not doing walk ins before...More

3  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed June 10, 2017

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 June 10, 2017

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 June 9, 2017 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 June 5, 2017

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 June 1, 2017

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 May 29, 2017 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
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Ann M
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, 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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