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The Black Horse

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Bar, British, Pub
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Gozzards Ford, Abingdon OX13 6JH, England
+44 1865 390530
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Under new management since May. We were a party of 13 (booked in advance) and they coped well with us. Pleasant, straightforward, very acceptable food and drink.

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Thank RJR17
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to the black horse,the new people have just taken over IE Friday 5 may . lovely people great food very good pub we are going back there to play aunt Sally on august 28th looking forward to it .

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Thank Simon G
1 review
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Went in there with a few friends and had a terrible meal. The whole place was quite dark and dingy. Food tasted like it was microwaved (probably was) and looked completely unappetising. The bar staff looked like he had had a heavy night and stunk heavily of jager. Would not recommend to anyone. I would warn people against this pub!

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Thank Tahiti455
Michaela K, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Tahiti455 - We would like you to try us again. We took over here two weeks ago and have changed the suppliers and our new roast beef has gone down a storm here today. We use fresh vegetables, not frozen. Please consider coming back and give us a try. If you don't like it, then tell us how we can... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Oh Dear !!!! Looks lovely from outside but that's IT !!! Saturday night, 7pm, the place was empty - we should have known to have turned tail & found somewhere else. 7 meals , waited 40 minutes for food which was simply below average. Don't bother.

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Thank Alison B
Michaela K, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Alison - We would like you to try us again. We took over here two weeks ago and have changed the suppliers and our new roast beef has gone down a storm here today. We use fresh vegetables, not frozen. Please consider coming back and give us a try. If you don't like it, then tell us how we can... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Enjoyed a Sunday roast, quick service by friendly staff who were happy to make amendments to our meals. Good value for money, large portions and a nice environment, was glad that the restaurant part of the pub was separate from the sports TV area, making it a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The only thing we would have changed would be... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

After not having been to this pub for a few years I thought I'd take my parents there for lunch. Upon entering we were greeted by a very friendly barman/waiter but I could see that all the tables were available which should have given me a clue as to what was to come. After waiting half an hour for the... More 

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5 Thank Lily831x
Michaela K, Manager at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Lily831x - We would like you to try us again. We took over here two weeks ago and have changed the suppliers and our new roast beef has gone down a storm here today. We use fresh vegetables, not frozen. Please consider coming back and give us a try. If you don't like it, then tell us how we can... More 

Harwell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The pub itself is lovely. The staff are friendly and efficient. But the food is of a lower standard than wetherspoons. The fish in batter was fairly bland and overdone, and the chips looked and tasted like Tesco Value chips. I wouldnt recommend the fish and chips. Our bill came to £40 with drinks.Could have gone to wetherspoons for half... More 

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3 Thank FishChipLover
Oxford UK
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Tuesday night supper with family. only 2 other diners in the pub should have alerted us. I ordered chicken supreme and seasonal veg my fellow diners fish and chips. they obviously new something I didn't. The Chicken was horrible, it smelt like fish gone off, the pre bough veg were all cold and the sauce was the consistency of milk.... More 

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2 Thank ChrisandCeri
Michaela K, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this review

ChrisandCeri - We would like you to try us again. We took over here two weeks ago and have changed the suppliers and our new roast beef has gone down a storm here today. We use fresh vegetables, not frozen. Please consider coming back and give us a try. If you don't like it, then tell us how we can... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Walked in, everyone stared, walked back out. No wonder the car park is empty on a Friday evening!!!!

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2 Thank gazzaj200
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

No sense of customer relations or satisfaction at all. I couldn't even get a drink and was completely ignored by the ignorant women, sitting on bar stools, who were clearly connected with the pub. On a beautiful afternoon, the pub garden and the car park were empty. It's easy to see why. The Dog House isn't great but it is... More 

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2 Thank Persephone1977
Michaela K, Owner at The Black Horse, responded to this review

Persephone1977 - We would like you to try us again. We took over here two weeks ago and have changed the suppliers and our new roast beef has gone down a storm here today. We use fresh vegetables, not frozen. Please consider coming back and give us a try. If you don't like it, then tell us how we can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $27
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gozzards Ford, Abingdon OX13 6JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 390530

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