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Big Apple Restaurant at Black Horse Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Church Street, Cavan 0000, Ireland
+353 49 433 2140
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Navan, Ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I missed my bus and was stuck in Cavan in heavy rain. Never been here before I want into the closest pub and that was the Black horse inn. The service was very kind and there was a fireplace where I could warm up. If I'm ever stuck in Cavan again I'm definitely coming here again just for the staff!... More 

Thank jessica_holm6
Bethany, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu did not suit a vegan lunch but when asked they came up with an option that was beyond expectations. The person doing the cooking is very,very good. We had a stir fry over baked potato and steamed veggies on the side was totally amazing. It is a very lovely traditional Irish pub with some of the best food... More 

Thank John R
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food with really friendly staff and great service , was one of my favourite meals out in a long time , went in to the bar to eat , our drinks and menus were brought to us beside the fire , our orders were then taken and we were brought up to our table in the dining area just... More 

Thank Carolejx
Wexford, Ireland
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only one other party dining at 1:30 on a Saturday so I would expect good food and service. Bar man and ladies serving were all friendly and helpful but the lunch was a let down. Smoked haddock deep fried in batter was overcooked and unappetising. The crumbed plaice fillet was not fresh, unseasoned and the veg and potato was cold.... More 

Thank Roznco
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

massive bar and diner, very friendly welcome, the place was spotless and the staff were brill,the food was excellent and a good price, it's very popular with nearby workers at lunch time, the locals know best.

Thank herbie666
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for my wife and sister in laws Birthday dinner last weekend. As ever the food was excellent. Thanks to Marie and James for looking after us so well, the service is always very good.

Thank alanoneillirl
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were in Cavan for a football match and found the Big Apple by chancel Essentially the Big Apple is a very good pub with a better than average pub restaurant. There is much to like here. The pub and dining areas are spacious and comfortable. We found the staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Most importantly, the kitchen... More 

Thank DublindesDublin
Cavan, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Always get a good meal at the Black Horse and the Guinness is the creamiest in town! I'll be back for more soon. Thanks guys.

Thank snobbiGD
Cavan, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This restaurant was known for it's consistently high standard of food, and also the great variety on the lunch menu in the bar. Now you regularly see the lunch menu having 4 options containing chicken, another day there will be bacon in 3 of the dishes. The daytime chefs have become sloppy & lazy, and lack imagination. Thankfully the restaurant... More 

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BigApple2007, Owner at Big Apple Restaurant at Black Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments regarding your visit to my restaurant. Whilst my team and I appreciate feedback, we strongly disagree with your description of our lunch menus regarding the selection of dishes to choose from. The heading of your review 'Getting sloppier' doesn't really define your complaint. With regards to my chefs, they work as a team during the day,... More 

Cavan, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here a fews weeks ago.not for the first time,service as always,very good,made very welcome.for a lunch menu,very good choice,never had a bad meal here,would highly reccomend

Thank jogrounited

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Cavan 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Cavan
  • Phone Number: +353 49 433 2140

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