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The Black Horse

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Rectory Bank | West Boldon, Boldon NE36 0QQ, England
+44 191 536 1814
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Boldon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited at lunchtime with a few friends. Food and drinks were excellent. Service was great and the decor was very quirky. The prices were great and the only down side was the place was freezing. We had to put on our jackets and when we went to toilet it was Baltic

Thank Tracey C
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

plumped for celeriac soup which i really enjoyed was creamy and buttery well seasoned. For my main went for the burger. Nice juicey thick beef burger in a soft bun with all the salad, dips and fries which i enjoyed and all was nicely cooked. overall enjoyed my meal and it was worth the money but it just didn't wow... More 

Thank david j
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went their one Saturday evening for mother's birthday: service great, location great, price not bad, lots of choice. Very sadly, the crab lasagne and even the salad was overpoweringly salty. Thus ruined meal for us. They let themselves down, particularly as staff tried so hard.......

Thank DanDunleavy
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lamb was cooked perfect, however the rest of the dish just did not do it for me, mint sauce was overpowering just like that you get in the jars and the haggis crumble was dry and tasteless. Overall nice decor friendly staff and average food.

Thank dave o
South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. Can't believe nobody's told me about this little gem in the heart of Boldon. It has a warm welcoming ambience, open fires and the quirkiest decor ever- I could have entertained myself all night just taking in the surroundings. The food was great. Piping hot too. An eclectic mix of dishes, sure to please any palate.... More 

Thank Lesley A
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quirky little pub/gastropub is more than worthy of a visit by anyone living in or around Boldon! The food is a cut above your average pub grub, yet the prices really aren't that much higher than a lot of bog standard pubs. The 'Soup and a Main for £10' is especially good value, as you get some really interesting... More 

Thank JandL212
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable food and service. Welcomed by warm and friendly staff and served some beautiful food at a great price. If you're thinking about going get in the car and go you won't be disappointed.

Thank honest_reviews85
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious squid and unbelievable venison stew really made this meal special. Definitely going back to try the rest of the mouth watering menu! Also the pub is dog friendly - bonus!!

Thank natal1en
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A cold, dark January night was lit up by our first visit here in a long time. This is splendid pub/eatery, with quirky furnishings, good cask beers, and, most important, excellent food. An early evening 2-course for £10 seemed like a good idea, and it was. First course was soup or soup - celeriac and stilton, or pea and ham.... More 

Thank SunderlandMackem
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Starters mains and deserts all 1st class. Reasonable prices for top quality food. Friendly staff giving excellent service Roll on the next visit

Thank Dave88D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rectory Bank | West Boldon, Boldon NE36 0QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Boldon
  • Phone Number: +44 191 536 1814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?