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The Black Horse at Ireland

Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
01462 811398
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a Monday lunch time (pre-booked it) for our wedding anniversary. Really lovely decor and setting. There was an anniversary card on the table for us which was a lovely touch. We ordered our meal and olives and bread was brought out as a...More

Thank elvira R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited having not pre booked and were fortunate to get a table as it was quite busy. My Roast Chicken with seasonal vegetables was delightful. Well presented, moist and the Yorkshire Puddings were huge. The gravy was so nice I managed to eat some...More

Thank Snorbenite
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Snorbenite Thank you for your great review of The Black Horse at Ireland. I am delight to read that you enjoyed your roast dinner - including the broccoli! Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you again soon to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was excellent, it is not cheap but you get what you pay for, superb quality, freshly cooked and beautifully presented. Staff very attentive, engaging and thoroughly professional. Leaving us an anniversary congrats card was lovely touch. My only quibble? I booked well in advance...More

Thank Christheblueboy
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Christheblueboy Thank you for your lovely review of The Black Horse. Regarding your one quibble, we do try and take all requests into consideration but on busy nights it isn't always possible to accommodate some requests, however on this occasion I feel the staff...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by a local when looking for a restaurant one evening. We hadn't booked, there wasn't any room for a meal that night so we booked for the next day. Staff were very friendly and informative regarding food and drink, very...More

Thank Sarah B
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Sarah B Thank you so much for your 5 star review of The Black Horse at Ireland. I am delighted to read that the Team at The Black Horse made a great first impression and that you enjoyed your dining experience. Darren and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment should be on anyone's wish list of places to go. The pre dinner service and drinks, ordering, knowledge of staff, wines lists and knowledge as to those wines, service at table, and to cap it all the quality of the food all to...More

Thank John B
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello John B Brilliant and superb review and much appreciated by all the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Black Horse.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good service, food quailty and ambience. I have been here quite a few times and we are always made to feel special. One of the best pub/restaurants in the area, keep up the good work!

Thank MrsSPLT
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello MrsSPLT Thanks for posting such a great review. I am delighted that we are your favourite lunch venue and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Black Horse. The staff send their thanks to you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my husband stayed here last week in one of the 2 rooms next to the pub, really nicely done, lovely continental breakfast which is placed in your room the day before. We had a meal in the restaurant and there is a lovely...More

Thank KJG32
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello KJG32 Thanks for your excellent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would visit us again. Many thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with friends had 3 course meal with wine Everything executed to such a high standard The choice was really good Service good as normal Everything spotless Great to have olives and bread to start Wine choice very good Would love some...More

1  Thank familygirl22Uk
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi familygirl22uk Your 'amazing' review has gone down a treat with all the staff at The Black Horse - many thanks. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our restaurant/pub of choice to celebrate any occasion. The food and service are consistently first class, the ambience and decor is very welcoming and the attention to detail excellent. On this occasion we were celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. As soon as we...More

1  Thank billobe1
James C, Owner at The Black Horse at Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Helloi Billobel It was a delight to read your excellent detailed review and much appreciated by all the staff. I was pleased that you chose The Black Horse to celebrate your 43rd wedding anniversary and may I pass on my own belated best wishes to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Thursday evening, and i must say I was delighted. Haven't been in years so didn't remember the previous experience, but I was so impressed. Lovely lovely waitress who was very attentive, polite and friendly. The gentleman who took our...More

Thank Abbie M
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monicastamp
18 June 2017|
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Response from Kerry S | Reviewed this property |
They have dog bowls of water outside but it is more a restaurant than pub so would say it's a no for inside
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Bob W
5 February 2016|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
It's a very popular place, very busy, i presume they are covering themselves in case they get let down, which i'm sure has happened to most restaurants at some time or other. You have to bear in mind that when they take... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shefford, Shefford SG17 5QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Shefford
  • Phone Number: 01462 811398
Description
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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