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“Quirky decor, good food, friendly staff.”
Review of The Black Horse

The Black Horse
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Boldon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quirky decor, good food, friendly staff.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We are quite regular visitors here and always enjoy the food. The staff are very good and attentive. Very different in terms of decor. The only criticism is the menu doesn't change very often. We try other places but always end up back here

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Isle of Wight
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Sublime Plaice”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed a family meal last Saturday. Whilst the menu doesn't change much there is always something to tempt. I choose the special of crab stuffed plaice with gnocchi roasted tomatoes and spring onions. It was certainly one of my memorable meals. Sublime. Both my husband and son enjoyed their beef and tuna steaks . Looking forward to our next visit to the north east.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank J&B_isleofwight
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Restaurant quality food at pub prices with British eccentricity thrown in. The best food in Boldon.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

How anyone can compare this pub's food to the nearby Red Lion is astonishing. I'm certainly not knocking the Red Lion, it's a nice pub and does quite nice food in nice surroundings. However the food by Pete Zulu at the Black Horse is a league above.
The Peasant menu or the steak nights ensure the prices are pub prices but the locally sourced food is anything but. Top quality. The pub itself is purposely scruffy chic, a bit like the crab and lobster in arisen by, Thirsk if you've been. An original quirky pub serving excellent food at competitive prices. My new local favourite.

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1 Thank Ste236
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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden charges”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I was attracted to the 2 course meal 2 for £20. 3 of us ask how much they informed us it would be £20 for 2 then £12.50 for the 3rd when the bill came they had added a service charge not mentioned on the board and I did not realize so tipped as well, £50 with 1 round of drinks for a teatime special. I must be mad

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank bondgate1
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gateshead
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had Sunday lunch here very good will b back plenty to choose from price very good staff lovely all in all smashing the views r outstanding will return in summer often come here on a night ti e for a drink so will return

  • Visited March 2013
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